Gary Lutz, author and assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will hold a reading at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 20 in room 131 Blackington Hall on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus. He will read from his most recent book, Divorcer.
Lutz is the author of four collections of short stories, Stories in the Worst Way, I Looked Alive, Partial List of People to Bleach, and Divorcer. His works have appeared in several literary journals and magazines including Denver Quarterly, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, and StoryQuarterly, and have been honored by GQ magazine and Time Out New York. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. He received his MA from Ohio University.
The reading is one of three to be held as part of the 2012 Fall Reading Series sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Humanities Division. On October 18, Lori Jakiela, poet, novelist, and Pitt-Greensburg associate professor of English, will read from her 2012 collection of poems, Spot the Terrorist!. Marissa Landrigan, assistant professor of English Writing at Pitt-Johnstown, will complete the series with readings from her creative nonfiction. Landrigan received her MFA from Iowa State University and has published several essays in literary journals both in print and online.
The series is free and open to the public. For additional information on the reading series, contact Dr. Michael W. Cox, Pitt-Johnstown, at 814-269-7159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, 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 the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.