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Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante, To Hold Reading and Book Signing

PITTSBURGH:  Authors and Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante will read from their works on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room. The reading is free and open to the public and a book signing and reception will follow the reading.

Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts and two poetry chapbooks, Panic & Joy and Double Life. She teaches poetry, nonfiction and literature at Chatham University, where she is poetry editor of The Fourth River. Her nonfiction has appeared in a recent issue of Fourth Genre.

Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in places like Brevity, The Rumpus, Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, Hobart, Phoebe, Cream City Review, Literary Mama, Glamour Magazine and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, Dzanc’s Best of the Web and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net anthologies. She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens Press, 2014), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line Press, 2012), and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). Her first full-length collection of poems, BEAUTIFUL NERVE, will be published by Tiny Hardcore Press in 2014. She currently serves  as editor-in-chief of The Fourth River Literary Journal, and associate editor in charge of the blog at PANK. She is associate director of the MFA program and assistant professor of English at Chatham University.

For additional information, please contact Sheryl St. Germain at 412-365-1190 or