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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Five books to add to your winter break TBR list

Five books to add to your winter break TBR list

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor November 27, 2022
As students struggle to survive finals over the next two weeks, here’s something to look forward to ─ winter break. Here are five just-for-fun book recommendations that span across genres ─ for when students can finally escape the textbooks.
The archives and special collections exhibit on the third floor of Hillman Library.

Inside Hillman Library’s recent collections and exhibitions

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer October 7, 2022
The digital wall, an exhibit on the third floor of Hillman Library, displays a gallery of artwork and research on print media from students and faculties at Pitt. It’s just one of the many elements within the library’s collections, which range from digital to physical material.
Music journalists Will Hermes and Amanda Petrusich talk music and artistry during Q&A

Music journalists Will Hermes and Amanda Petrusich talk music and artistry during Q&A

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 30, 2022
Will Hermes, an acclaimed music journalist for “The Rolling Stone,” participated in a music journalism Q&A on Zoom Thursday night as a part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, a program dedicated to bringing notable writers to Pitt’s campus.
Alphabet City bookstore on North Avenue in the North Side.

City of Asylum hosts second annual Pittsburgh International Literary Festival

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer September 11, 2022
City of Asylum’s LitFest ‘22 is a free, hybrid literature festival that spans 10 days from Sept. 10 to Sept. 20. The festival focuses on themes of identity, displacement and marginalized voices.
All the events being held between May 12 and May 21 by City of Asylum, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit that provides sanctuary for writers who have been exiled under threat of persecution from their home countries, center around translation and themes of identity, migration and displacement.

International Literary Festival seeks to bridge cultural barriers with translated books

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer May 18, 2021
Translation, often a forgotten part of the literary process, allows stories from all over the world to be more accessible to a wider audience. City of Asylum is celebrating translation with the first annual Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, also known as LitFest. 
Pitt English professor Anjali Sachdeva published a collection of nine short stories titled “All the Names They Used for God” in February 2018. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

Q&A with acclaimed author, Pitt professor Anjali Sachdeva

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer August 20, 2018
To learn more about “All the Names They Used for God” and the author behind it, The Pitt News Gillot spoke with Sachdeva about her history and the creation of her acclaimed debut work.
Terry Tan | Senior Staff Illustrator

Paperback writers: new Pitt course turns students into authors

By Sarah Schneider / for The Pitt News February 18, 2016

Katelyn Prosachik’s dream growing up was to be a government spy — but while that dream hasn’t materialized in real life, a Pitt class is keeping her fantasy alive.  Prosachik is writing a novel...

Freshman Kyra Samuda attends a recent Feminist Reading Group meeting. Pitts Feminist Reading Group meets every other Thursday  to discuss trending topics and literature concerning feminism.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

Freedom of speech: Feminist lit club fosters open discussions

By Meghan Bray / Staff Writer November 18, 2015

Not all advocacy groups make a difference by causing a stir. For the past two years, members of the Feminist Theory Reading Group have built a community by meeting every other Thursday at 4 p.m. in the...

Terrence Hayes book How to Be Drawn has been nominated for a National Book Award.  Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

Pitt poets finalists for National Book Award

By Jack Trainor / Culture Editor October 14, 2015

Pitt is well represented in this year’s 20 National Book Award finalists. Pitt English professor Terrance Hayes was nominated Wednesday for his assortment of linguistic and investigative poems, “How...

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