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August Wilson

We are thrilled to announce we have acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle —ten plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All ten of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See our August Wilson Archive website for more information.

Hours, Collections, and Services Updates

Hours, Collections, and Services Updates

The libraries are here to help you succeed. As the University adjusts its posture, so do the libraries with appropriate modifications to services and facilities. Please continue to check this page for updates and additional details. ... More
Pitt Panther Statue in front of Krebs Hall

Owen Library is temporarily operating out of Krebs Hall Room 124

Owen Library at Pitt-Johnstown is CLOSED until further notice. In late January 2021, a burst water pipe resulted in significant water damage to all three floors of the Owen Library building. The library's collection is in storage and is unavailable... more
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 1

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 7-8p.m. for a reading and conversation between two iconoclastic horror authors works challenge and expand our notions of the horror genre.  Kathe Koja and Maryse Meijer will read selections from each other’s work followed by a conversation about these selections, definitions of horror, and the relationship between influence and mentorship... more
Author: Sharee Milller and Book Cover:  Don't touch my hair!

Sharee Miller: Children's Literature Conference Keynote

Sharee Miller, author and illustrator of Princess Hair, Don’t Touch My Hair, and Michelle’s Garden, will be our first ever Online Keynote Speaker!  Please join us on March 15, 2021 from 6-7:30pm for this FREE event.  Sharee has put together a wonderful 60-minute presentation, and just like our in-person events, we will hold a 30-minute Q&A session following her... more
Horror Studies - Women in Horror

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 2

Join us on Tuesday, March 16 at 7p.m. for a reading and conversation with acclaimed horror poet Linda D. Addison. The conversation will focus on her biography and path to success, her role as a mentor, her approach to horror and poetics and the intersection of content and style, and feature a reading and discussion of her poetry.

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