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Two Award-Winning Writers to Present at "Readings by Writers" Jan. 20

Two Award-Winning Writers to Present at "Readings by Writers" Jan. 20

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Writing Major and Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center will present “Readings by Writers” with Nancy McCabe and Alessandra Lynch at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 20, at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, Third Avenue and Chestnut St., Cambria City, Johnstown.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. McCabe’s creative nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, Crab Orchard Review, Fourth Genre, Massachusetts Review, and Writer’s Digest.  She is the recipient of two Prairie Schooner awards and a Pushcart Prize for memoir.  With two of her essays listed in Best American Essays, she also is the author of the books After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening (Purdue 2003) and Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption (Missouri 2003).

Ms. Lynch, a creative writing professor at UPJ, has been a cook for a psychiatric hospital, a gardener, a high school teacher, and a manager in the food court of a shopping mall.  Her first collection of poems, Sails the Wind Left Behind, was published by Alice James Books in 2002.  Her poems have appeared in journals such as APR, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and Quarterly West.

This project was supported by Pennsylvania Partners in the ARTS (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the PA Council on the Arts. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the NEA.  PPA is administered in this region by the PA Rural Arts Alliance.

For additional information, contact Eric Schwerer at 814-269-7138 or

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern regions, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.
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