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Literature over Lunch

The library invites you to join Pitt faculty authors who will read excerpts from their recently published novels, poetry, and more in our series “Literature Over Lunch,” held in Hillman Library’s Cup & Chaucer Café.
Q & A will follow. Light refreshments provided, but please feel free to bring your lunch. This series is free and open to the public.

This series will be held in the Fall and Spring semesters, from noon to 1pm.

If you're Pitt faculty who has recently published and would like to schedule a reading of your own publication, 
please contact Jeff Wisniewski at



February 21

Cameron Barnett

The Drowning Boy's Guide to Water

Noon - 1 p.m.
Cup & Chaucer Café
Ground Floor Hillman Library

Cameron Barnett’s poetry collection, The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water (winner of the 2017 Rising Writer Contest), explores the complexity of race and the body for a black man in today’s America.


March 25

Barbara Edelman

Dream of the Gone-From City

Noon - 1 p.m.
Cup & Chaucer Café
Ground Floor Hillman Library

Dream of the Gone-From City treads the fault lines between worlds: internal and external, natural and constructed, past and present.