If you’re in the Pittsburgh area next week, and you love poetry, you’re in luck. Cave Canem has two great events that you must attend:

  • Monday, June 17, 7:30 PM: Cave Canem Reading, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg- featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis, Terrance Hayes, and Angela Jackson
  • Thursday, June 20, 6:45 PM: Cave Canem Reading, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, 1410 Monterey St., North Side- featuring Chris Abani, Toi Derricote, and Cornelius Eady

Also on Thursday, slam poets take the mic in the Steel City Slam at 720 Cafe, 4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville, starts at 7PM.

Finally, it’s not too late to sign up for a great writing workshop with my fellow Chatham MFA Alum, Stefanie Wielkopolan. The workshop runs four consecutive Sundays starting June 30. Check out the Facebook event page here.