Sean Thomas Dougherty, a professor in the BFA Creative Writing Program at Penn State Erie, will read at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Living/Learning Center Heritage Hall.
Mr. Dougherty’s recent book Broken Hallelujahs, fuses contemporary streets scenes with his own store of personal history, drawing on elements of music and performance to create an energetic mix. The book has received high praise from Library Journal, which describes the author as “part surrealist, part hip-hop poet, part romantic,” and his subject matter as “personal memory, family history, European travel, and the phantasmagoric elements of everyday life.”
Mr. Dougherty earned the MFA from Syracuse University and has matriculated in its PhD program in composition and cultural rhetoric.
Mr. Dougherty is the second reader in the series being held on campus this fall, sponsored by the Program in Creative and Professional Writing. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.
For further information, contact Alessandra Lynch at UPJ, (814) 269-7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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