About the Writers' Series
The Department of Literary Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences hosts Writers’ Series events each year. These events are offered through Point Park's English/creative writing program and include public lectures and master classes in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
The public lectures are free and open to the public while the master classes are exclusively for Point Park University students.
Spring 2016 Featured Poet and Young Adult Novelist Brittany Cavallaro
Cavallaro is the author of the poetry collection Girl-King and the young adult novel, A Study in Charlotte.
She currently serves as Bull City Press' associate editor and has recently rejoined Devil's Lake as their editor-in-chief.
Spring 2015 Speaker Was National Best-Selling Novelist Stewart O'Nan
O'Nan is the author of 15 novels including West of Sunset; The Odds; Emily, Alone; A Prayer for the Dying and Snow Angels, as well as several works of nonfiction, including, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful.
His novel, Last Night at the Lobster, was a national bestseller and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. O’Nan was born and raised in Pittsburgh where he lives with his family.
Fall 2014 Featured Award-Winning Poet Marcus Wicker
Award-winning poet Marcus Wicker was the featured speaker at the fall 2014 Point Park University Writers' Series. Wicker is the author of Maybe the Saddest Thing, selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series.
His work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter and many other magazines. Wicker's awards include a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, and The Fine Arts Work Center. He is an assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana, poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review and director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop.
Previous Writers' Series Guest Lecturers:
Award-winning poet and non-fiction writer
Award-winning fiction writer
Award-winning short story writer
Award-winning poet and editor
For more information about the Writers' Series, contact Karen Dwyer, Ph.D., associate professor of literary arts or Sarah Perrier, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Literary Arts.