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National, local authors to talk at Writers Festival

| Thursday, March 12, 2009

A mix of national and local writers and poets will headline Pitt-Greensburg's 2009 Writers Festival.

Scheduled for Monday through March 21, the event will feature Christine Schutt of New York, the author of novels including "Florida," a National Book Award finalist in 2004, and West Coast poet and writer Gerald Locklin, who has taught at California State University, Long Beach, since 1965 and is the author of more than 125 books and poetry collections. Also featured will be local poets Jan Beatty, Phil Terman and Judith Vollmer, and musician Bill Deasy, who is also a novelist.

All events will be at the Village Hall Coffeehouse, and are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule of events, go to www.upg.pitt.edu .

Details: 724-836-7481.

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