2018 Spring Event Schedule

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Kyle Simpson Jazz Collective Saturday, Jan. 27 7:00 PM

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Kyle Simpson, composer, trumpet player, and bandleader, returns to City Books for an encore event. Simpson’s compositions have been featured at the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival in Missoula, MT and at The Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles. Limited seating. Arrive early!

Erin Adair-Hodges

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Saturday, Feb. 24 7:00 PM
Erin Adair-Hodges is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first poetry collection Let’s All Die Happy, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017.

Doug Rice

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Saturday, Mar 17 7:00 PM
Originally from the Northside, Doug Rice is a novelist, photographer, theorist, and scholar. He teaches film theory and history at Sacramento State University. He will be reading from Here Lies Memory, the first book in a trilogy of novels called The Pittsburgh Trilogy.

Todd Snyder

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Saturday, Apr 14 7:00 PM
Todd Snyder is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at Siena College. He will be reading from 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia, the story of his father, Mike “Lo” Snyder, a fifth generation West Virginia coal miner who opened a series of makeshift boxing gyms with the goal of providing local at-risk youth with the opportunities that eluded his adolescence.

Independent Bookstore Day

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Saturday, Apr 28 11:00-5:00 PM
In a world of tweets, algorithms, and pageless digital downloads, indie bookstores are a beacon of community, living, breathing organisms that bring people together of all ages and walks of life. Join us for author signings, music, refreshments.

Staged Reading of Plays-in-Progress

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Saturday, Apr 28 7:00 PM
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day by attending an evening of staged dramatic readings from five Pittsburgh-area playwrights. Works will be performed without costumes or sets, voiced by actors while seated or moving only minimally. Featuring Bill Cameron and friends. Audience feedback encouraged.