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Fall Reading Series Brings Poet Erin Murphy to Pitt-Johnstown

Fall Reading Series Brings Poet Erin Murphy to Pitt-Johnstown

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     Erin Murphy, author of Word Problems (forthcoming from Word Press, 2011), Dislocation and Other Theories (Word Press, 2008), Too Much of This World (Mammoth Books, 2008), and Science of Desire (Word Press, 2004), will read from her four collections of poetry at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 21 in room 131 Blackington Hall on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.  The event is being held as part of the Fall Reading Series and sponsored by the Program in Creative and Professional Writing.

     Erin Murphy is currently the associate professor of English and creative writing at Penn State Altoona.  Her awards include: The Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the Foley Poetry Award, the National Writers’ Union Poetry Award, and the 2010 WISE Women Tribute Award in Arts and Letters. Her poems have appeared in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, The Art of Losing, and The 2009 Best of the Net.

     This reading is free and open to the public.

     For more information on Erin Murphy visit For additional information on the reading series, contact Dr. Michael W. Cox, Pitt-Johnstown, at 814-269-7159 or

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 10/18/2010 9:30:00 AM