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Tucked away inside the dark nooks of a warehouse is Pittsburgh's best-kept secret: the Gist Street Reading Series. If you want your art without the pretension, your surroundings cozy without being claustrophobic, your hosts friendly rather than brooding, I urge you to check out the fiction and poetry readings at Gist Street. It was a high point of my book tour! Kudos to all involved.

—John McNally
Author of The Book of Ralph and America’s Report Card