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Pitt-Greensburg to house award-winner authors for Written/Spoken series

Shirley McMarlin
| Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Nonfiction writer Adriana Es Ramírez and poet Malcolm Friend will read from their work at a Dec. 7 installment of the Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken series.

The free reading will begin at 7 p.m. in Lynch Hall on the Hempfield campus, 150 Finoli Drive.

Ramírez is the winner of the 2015 PEN/Fusion Emerging Writer's Prize for her nonfiction novella, “Dead Boys.” Her writing has been published by the Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHub and Guernica/PEN America.

Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, she also is the author of two small-press books of poetry.

Friend was the 2014 recipient of the Merrill Moore Prize for Poetry. His work has appeared in “Vinyl,” “Word Riot” and “Fjords Review's Black American Edition.” He is the author of two chapbooks.

Both writers are graduates of the University of Pittsburgh.

Readings by Pitt-Greensburg creative and professional writing majors Matthew Burch and Kara Goughnour will open the session. A book sale and signing will follow.

Details: 724-836-7481 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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