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Duquesne Kicks Off Coffee House Reading Series in New Theater

Duquesne University's popular Coffee House Reading Series will begin with an evening of poetry on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the University's new theater.

John Fried, associate professor of English and series organizer, is thrilled to see the new Coffee House season start in the Genesius Theater.

"It's an amazing space and puts our readings right in the heart of campus," he explained. "We're kicking off the series with two amazing poets-Elizabeth Savage and Cynthia Hogue. It's going to be a great night."

Savage, poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art, has authored Jane & Paige or Sister Goose: Twenty-four women and girls. Her poetry has appeared in Appalachian, Heritage, Court Green, Prime Number and Weave, among others.

Hogue, the author of eight poetry collections, including Revenance, Or Consequence, The Incognito Body and Flux, was the recipient of the 2013 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Other scheduled readings include:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, Steven Sherrill, fiction, and GC Waldrep, poetry
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, Yona Harvey and Malcolm Friend, poetry
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, Katie Hilton, fiction, and Ava Cipri, poetry
  • Tuesday, March 22, Cathleen Miller, poetry, and Dave Newman, fiction
  • Wednesday, April 13, Rebecca Wolff, poetry, and Angie Cruz, fiction.

Sponsored by the Department of English, the series features established writers presenting their work alongside Duquesne students and other emerging writers.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email coffeehouse@duq.edu or visit the website, www.duq.edu/English-events.

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