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Saturday, October 29 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Finding Your Community In Person and Online

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Deepen your writing life by socializing your writing! We'll explore what it means to be a good literary citizen and discuss ways to find both resources and your place in the literary community. Connect with other writers, support your local literary scene, and develop your craft. Leave the session with concrete tips for finding your people.

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Tuhin Das

Tuhin Das is a Bengali poet currently living in the U.S. He comes from Barishal, a city in south-central Bangladesh. He was involved in the little magazine movement and has edited several literary magazines. Over the last twenty years, his poetry criticism articles, short stories... Read More →
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Sarah Shotland

Sarah Shotland is the author of the novel Junkette and the non-fiction project Abolition is Everything. Her shorter work has been published in The Iowa Review, Creative Nonfiction, Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. She is the director of creative writing at Carlow University... Read More →
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Lesley Rains

Lesley recently joined the University of Pittsburgh Press as Publicity Manager after a decade in bookselling.  In 2011, she opened the East End Book Exchange (now White Whale Books & Coffee) and in 2016 she joined City of Asylum as their Bookstore Manager.  She grew up in Mt. Lebanon... Read More →
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Heather McAdams Caldwell

Heather McAdams Caldwell is the publisher at Bridge & Tunnel Books, an independent literary press in Pittsburgh that publishes new and experimental work from local writers. She is also the content strategist at Littsburgh. She has a BA in English from Cornell University and an MA... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
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