Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

  • April 9th Reading & Music Series To Explore Themes of Loss & Personal Struggle

    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 […]
    Mar 14, 2016

  • Author, Philip Terman, to Read at Chatham University on March 23

    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. Philip Terman […]
    Feb 25, 2016

  • Bestselling Author, Bonnie Jo Campbell, to Read at Chatham University for Words Without Walls Reading Series

    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 […]
    Jan 27, 2016

  • Author Jimmy Guignard to Read at Chatham University

    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 […]
    Jan 07, 2016

  • Award-Winning Children’s Book Author, Lois Lowry, to Speak at Chatham University Nov 23, 2015

    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. Held in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the event is free and […]
    Oct 26, 2015

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Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    01

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.
  • Sep
    10

    The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearse ... more

  • Sep
    10

    The Improvised Shakespeare Company - Student Tickets Only

    Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearse ... more

  • Oct
    18

    Amy Bloom Reading

    Amy Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Ms. Bloom's reading is set for 8:30pm, Tuesday 18 October in the Welker Room, which is in the James Laughlin Music Hall, behind the Chapel. Parking is available a little beyond those buildings at the end of Chapel Hill Road in "Terr ... more
  • Oct
    22

    Conversations and Connections Writer's Conference

    Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 9 years in Washington DC, and the past 2 in Pittsburgh.

Past Events

04/15/2016 - Word Circus

04/09/2016 - Gray's Skies

03/18/2016 - Word Circus

02/19/2016 - Word Circus

02/17/2016 - WWW Reading Series: Bonnie Jo Campbell

02/08/2016 - MFA Reading: James Guignard

01/29/2016 - Word Circus

11/23/2015 - Q&A with Lois Lowry

11/20/2015 - MFA Reading: Ellery Akers and Sheryl St. Germain

11/13/2015 - Fourth River Launch and Word Circus

10/23/2015 - MFA Reading: Nick Flynn

10/09/2015 - Word Circus

10/02/2015 - Melanie Brown Lecturer: Karen Bender

09/25/2015 - Word Circus

09/17/2015 - MFA Reading: Natalie Diaz