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Poetry, Fiction Featured at Next Coffee House Reading

Poetry and works of fiction will be presented at the Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble Café, at Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square, Uptown.

Fiction writer Jeffrey Condran and poet Erin Elizabeth Smith will be featured.

Condran, co-founder of Braddock Avenue Books and an English professor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, has received awards such as the William Peden Prize and Pushcart Prize. He recently released his first novel, Prague Summer.

Smith, a lecturer at the University of Tennessee and founder and managing editor of Sundress Publications, has published several poetry collections. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines including Mid-American, 32 Poems, New Delta Review, Third Coast and Crab Orchard.

Sponsored by Duquesne's Department of English, the series is developing the creative writing and arts community on campus by featuring recognized and emerging authors.

The series, which is always free and open to the public, concludes on Thursday, April 16, with John Thomas Menesini and Aubrey Hirsh.

For more information, email coffeehouse@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/english-events.

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