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Duquesne Coffee House Reading Presents an Evening of Poetry and Prose

The Coffee House Reading Series, a public reading featuring recognized and emerging authors, continues on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Duquesne University's Barnes & Noble Café on Forbes Avenue.

Michael Begnal, a Duquesne instructor of English, and Karen Lillis, founding bookseller and editor of Small Press Pittsburgh, will share selections of their poetry. 

Begnal will read from his most recent poetry collection, Future Blues, along with excerpts from his yet unpublished work. Lillis, who recently won the Kathy Acker Award for fiction, which focuses on experimental or small-press writing, will highlight the musicality of storytelling.

Sponsored by Duquesne's Department of English, the series aims to develop the creative writing and arts community on campus. All readings are free and open to the public.

The series will return on Tuesday, Feb. 3, with Scott Silsbe and Craig Bernier. For more information, email coffeehouse@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/english-events.

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