PITTSBURGH: On Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 pm, Chatham will host Gray’s Skies, an annual reading and music series founded in honor of Gray St. Germain Gideon, a musician, composer and creative thinker who died in 2014 of a drug overdose. This series focuses on celebrating the works of writers, artists and musicians whose work uses the imagination to explore loss or personal struggle.
This year’s series will feature poet and singer-songwriter, Jen McClung and her band; poet and writer, Michael Walsh; and poet and Chatham MFA in Creative Writing Program Director, Sheryl St. Germain. The event is free and open to the public.
The series is funded through the generosity of Melanie and Fred Brown, and Margret and Tom Whitford, in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA program.
PITTSBURGH: Poet and author, Philip Terman, will read on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm in Rea Coffeehouse, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus. A book signing and reception will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public. Chatham poets Heather McNaugher, Sheryl St. Germain and Sheila Squillante will also read.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has added a completely online 18-month Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program, with applications now being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.
Healthcare informatics is the harnessing of technology and application of data to make the best clinical or organizational decisions possible. According to Department of Labor statistics, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the healthcare sector with job growth, depending on the specific Health IT position, estimated to be between 15-37% from 2012-2022.
PITTSBURGH: Bonnie Jo Campbell will read on Wednesday February 17th, 2016 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room, Chatham University Shadyside Campus, as part of the Words Without Walls Reading Series. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Foundation. The reading is free and open to the public.
Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the National Bestselling novel Once Upon a River (Norton, 2011), a river odyssey with an unforgettable sixteen-year-old heroine, which the New York Times Book Review calls “an excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom.” Her first novel, Q Road, delves into the lives of a rural community where development pressures are bringing unwelcome change in the character of the land.
PITTSBURGH: Jimmy Guignard will read on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in Beckwith Hall at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Foundation. The reading is free and open to the public.
Living on seven acres above the Marcellus Shale – an active gas play in Pennsylvania, Jimmy Guignard has witnessed the gradual transformation of the rural landscape his family calls home into an industrial sacrifice zone.
In his new book Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale, the English professor and experienced cyclist grapples with the meaning of place and the power of words.
the allegheny front
PITTSBURGH: Award-winning children’s book author, Lois Lowry, will discuss her work and answer questions on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 1:00 pm in the Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.
PITTSBURGH: The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing published by Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program will launch a special issue entitled, Queering Nature, on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm. This joint event with Chatham MFA Word Circus will be held at the Rea Coffeehouse on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Featured readers are James Crews and D. Gilson, followed by readings by current Chatham MFA students. The event is free and open to the public.