Coffee House Reading Series Presenters

The Coffee House Reading Series is a monthly reading of creative writing at the Genesius Theater. Organized and sponsored by Duquesne University's English Department, the series aims to develop the creative writing and arts community on Duquesne's campus by inviting established writers to present their work alongside the work of students and other emerging writers. You can view the current semester's schedule of readings below. For more information, contact

Coffeehouse Reading Series Spring 2020

Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm
Shannon Spies and Bill Lychack

Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm
Lauren Shapiro and Clare Beams

Monday, April 20th at 7:00 pm
Katie Booth and Brian Tierney

Coffeehouse Reading Series Fall 2019

Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm, Power Center Ballroom Section B
Neena Selfridge, Ryan Pontzloff, and Michael Carroll

Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm, Genesius Theater
Josh Zelesnick and Robert Yune

Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm, Genesius Theater
Anjali Sachdeva and Toi Derricotte

Coffeehouse Reading Series Spring 2019

Monday, Jan. 28th at 7:00 pm, Genesius Theater
Gabrielle Kolencik and Makenna Winner

Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 7:00 pm, Genesius Theater
Caitlin Hunter and Cathy Wagner

Wednesday, Mar. 20th at 7:00 pm, Genesius Theater
Michelle B. Gaffey and Chris Llewellyn

Coffeehouse Reading Series Fall 2018 

Monday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 pm, Genesius Theater
Dancing Girl Press reading and book party, featuring Ava Cipri, Elizabeth Savage, Amy Lee Heinlen et al

Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater
Maureen McGranaghan, fiction and poetry
Christine Stroud, poetry

Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater
Joy Katz, poetry
Kevin González, fiction

Recent Readings:

Tues Jan. 30 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Cameron Barnett, poetry
Chris Girman, creative nonfiction

Thurs Mar. 15 at 4:30 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Jim Daniels
Keely Bowers, fiction

Tues Apr. 17 at 7 pm, Genesius Theater, rehearsal hall
Brent House, poetry
Clare Beams, fiction