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About the Gist Street Reading Series

The Gist Street Readings are held monthly and feature local and national poets and writers. The series focuses on emerging writers publishing their first or second books. The readings are unpretentious and fun. More about the series.

Place: James Simon’s sculpture studio, 305 Gist Street, Uptown Pittsburgh. 3rd floor. Directions

Time: Socializing starts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:15. Readings begin around 8:00pm.

Bring and enjoy: BYOB. Homemade bread by Antoine. Chips. Raffle prizes. Much more.

Cost: $10

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Announcements at the Gist Street Reading Series

For years now I have been telling my hipper-than-thou out-of-town friends that Pittsburgh is this stealth-city which is somehow under the National Radar Cool-Detector, & that it is actually the shining PARIS OF APPALACHIA. And now I can attest that if you want to discover the glittering romance of dark, rainy, lamp-lit Paris Avenue Left Bank cafe nights & the salon glamour of Gertrude & Alice rolled into one, just harken down to that Moveable Feast called the Gist Street Reading Series, where all the new Hemingways & Fitzgeralds & Zeldas & Joyces of today & tomorrow are polishing their shiny new legends.

—Chuck Kinder
Author of Honeymooners and Last Mountain Dancer

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