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Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Member to Conduct Reading

Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Member to Conduct Reading

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Marissa Landrigan, essayist, creative nonfiction writer, and assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, will hold a reading at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 15 in room 131 Blackington Hall on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. 

Landrigan’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, Orion, Guernica, Diagram, Paper Darts, Flyway: A Journal of Writing & Environment, and Prick of the Spindle, and she is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community.  She also created the website We Meat Again (, where she blogs about becoming “un-vegetarian” and posts recipes and food news.  She has held teaching appointments across the country, having lived in eight states and four time zones in the last seven years.  Landrigan earned her MFA at Iowa State University and her BA from Ithaca College. 

The reading is the last of three held as part of the 2012 Fall Reading Series sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Humanities Division.  The series is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact Dr. Michael W. Cox 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 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.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 11/7/2012 3:40:00 PM