Chatham News

Conversations and Connections Writing Conference on October 22

PITTSBURGH:  Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing will take place, October 22, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Mellon Board Room at Chatham University with programming until 6:00 p.m.  With a $70 registration fee, participants pay for the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors, three craft workshop or panel sessions, one ticket for “Speed Dating with Editors”, a choice of one of the four featured books, one subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour.

This conference is organized by Barrelhouse Magazine and has been held for the past nine years in Washington DC, and the past two at Chatham University. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines. Please register online at

Featured authors include Chatham University’s Sherrie Flick and Marc Nieson. Flick teaches fiction and food writing in the MFA and Food Studies Program. Her short story collection Whiskey, ETC was published by Queen’s Ferry Press March 2016. Nieson teaches fiction, screenwriting and memoir in the MFA program. His memoir Schoolhouse: Lesson’s on Love and Landscape is forthcoming from Ice Cube Press October 2016.

For additional information, please contact Brittany Hailer at 412-365-1685,