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An Evening of Poetry with Shaw, Stupp, & Girman
March 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a poetry reading by three local poets! Fred Shaw, John C. Stupp, and Chris Girman will read selections from their works, answer questions, and sign copies of their collections.
Fred Shaw is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and Carlow University, where he received his MFA. He teaches writing and literature at Point Park University and Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the chapbook, Argot (Finishing Line Press). His poems have been published in 5AM, Poet Lore, Briar Cliff Review, Permafrost, SLAB, Spry Literary Magazine, Floodwall, Nerve Cowboy, Mason’s Road, Shaking Like A Mountain, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Pittsburgh City Paper, where he currently reviews books. In a parallel life, he has also worked in the service industry for the past twenty-five years. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and rescued hound dog.
John Stupp’s third poetry collection Pawleys Island was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press. His manuscript Summer Job won the 2017 Cathy Smith Bowers Poetry Prize and will be published in 2018 by Main Street Rag. His topics include jazz, nature, the American West, urban decay, Pittsburgh, boxing, factory work, personal narrative and most of all fishing! He lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Chris Girman is an assistant professor of Creative Nonfiction at Point Park University. His books include Mucho Macho – an ethnography of Latin American masculinity – and the semi-autobiographic novel, The Chili Papers. His most recent publication is the personal essay “Wrestling Windmills” in the anthology What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher. He currently writes about his time as a lawyer, bartender, and middle school teacher. He lives to travel, loves his sports, and spoils his two cats, Lucky and Laney.