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Chatham MFA in Creative Writing to Host “Writers on Disability & Access in the Literary Community” on April 4

PITTSBURGH:  On Wednesday, April 4th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program will host Dialogues: Writers on Disability and Access in the Literary Community. Sonya Huber, Sally Alexander, and Christopher Heuer will read from their work and discuss their experiences as writers with disabilities, as well as the responsibility of academic and publishing institutions to be more inclusive of marginalized populations.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

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The Fourth River hosts Robin Becker for Joint Launch Event on March 16

PITTSBURGH:  On Friday, March 16th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program proudly launches Issue 15: Displacement of The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing.

Additionally, we will be celebrating the launch of Fourth River contributor, Robin Becker’s new collection of poetry, The Black Bear Inside Me. Books will be available for signing after the event.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

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Author, Sheryl St. Germain, Celebrates the Launch of her Book, The Small Door of Your Death

PITTSBURGH:  On Friday, February 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program proudly presents The Small Door of Your Death, a poetry collection written by Sheryl St. Germain, published by Autumn House Press.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

Sheryl St. Germain’s poetry books include Making Bread at Midnight, (Slough Press), How Heavy the Breath of God, The Journals of Scheherazade (both University of North Texas Press), and Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press).

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Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference to be Held at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH:  Barrelhouse is excited to announce the Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and programming ends at 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

The conference will welcome featured writers Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Geeta Kothari, Michelle Junot, and Robert Yune, and will feature more than twenty small presses and literary magazines and fifty editors and panelists. Conversations & Connections will also feature expert panels writing and publishing, including writing while parenting, time management, beginning short stories, and many other topics.

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$1.8 Million HRSA Grant Awarded to Chatham University’s Counseling Psychology Program

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today that it has received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. The BHWET program is designed to increase the number of psychologists trained to meet the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and medically underserved populations and provide high quality care in an interdisciplinary setting.

With the grant, Chatham’s Counseling Psychology PsyD program will partner with five integrated care clinics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  and two community integrated-care clinics serving the behavioral health care needs of vulnerable and medically underserved individuals.  This includes clients whose care is complex because of psychosocial pressures, required medical care, or both, such as LGBT youth, medically challenged youth, pediatric transplant patients, cancer patients, GI disease patients, and medically complex older adults.

The grant will allow Chatham’s PsyD program to build upon its existing partnerships with several clinics at UPMC, including the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Hillman Cancer Center (pediatrics and adult), Visceral Inflammation and Pain Center and Benedum Geriatric Center, to expand the number of practicum offerings focused on integrated care models across the lifespan.  The funding allows Chatham to double the number of advanced PsyD practicum training slots currently available in integrated care settings.

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Author, Margot Livesey, Visits Chatham as 2017 Melanie Brown Lecturer

PITTSBURGH: On Wednesday, September 20, at 8 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program will welcome Margot Livesey as the Melanie Brown Lecturer. Melanie and Fred R. Brown established the Melanie Brown Lecture Series in 2008 to support a two-day campus visit by an established author whose fiction writing is guided by a strong sense of place.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

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Chatham Physical Therapy Professor and Alumna Win Industry Awards

PITTSBURGH:  Dr. Joe Schreiber, chair of the Chatham University Physical Therapy Program, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  This Service Award honors members who have made exceptional contributions to APTA through district, chapter, committee, task force or national activities.  Dr. Schreiber received this award at APTA’s national conference in June.

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