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Duquesne Coffee House Reading Series Returns This Fall

Readings of poetry and fiction will open this year's Coffee House Reading Series at Duquesne University. The monthly readings, sponsored by the English department, are aimed at developing the creative writing and arts community on campus.

The series will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble Café and will feature Jenny Johnson, who will read poetry, and Sarah Gerkensmeyer, who will read fiction.

The Coffee House Reading Series features established writers presenting their work alongside the work of Duquesne students and other emerging writers. All readings are free and open to the public.

The schedule for the Coffee House Readings Series is as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, Samantha Leon, creative nonfiction, and Sherrie Flick, fiction
  • Monday, Dec. 2, Lorena Williams, creative nonfiction, and Anne Brannen, creative nonfiction and poetry
  • Monday, Feb. 3, Krista Mann, fiction and creative nonfiction, Justin Kishbaugh, poetry, and Cameron Barnett, poetry
  • Tuesday, March 18, Clint Benjamin, creative nonfiction, and Karen Dietrich, creative nonfiction
  • Wednesday, April 9, Seth Taggart, fiction and poetry, and Karen Dwyer, fiction.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.