Friday, November 20, 2015 | 7 p.m.

Join writers Matthew Newton, Rachel Ann Brickner, Beth Kracklauer, and Sherrie Flick for a reading at the East End Book Exchange to support the fundraising campaign for The Glassblock, a forthcoming web magazine of Pittsburgh.

East End Book Exchange
4754 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Event information


 

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8 p.m.

The New Yinzer Presents…
Readings by Celine Roberts, Ben Gwin, Matthew Newton, and Robert Yune. A monthly Pittsburgh reading series featuring emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from Pittsburgh and across the nation. Admission is $5 or free with the contribution of a potluck dish. Proudly sponsored by Mellingers Beer Distributor.

ModernFormations
4919 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Event information


 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 7 p.m.

BELT Magazine’s The Pittsburgh Anthology Launch Party
Celebrate the publication of The Pittsburgh Anthology, which features contributions from Robert Gibb, Matthew Newton, Bob Qualters, Amy Jo Burns, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Terrance Hayes, and dozens of others. See full Table of Contents and read the introduction.

Brillobox
4104 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Event information


 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8 p.m.

The New Yinzer Presents…
Readings by Sarah Cadence Hamm, Matthew Newton, Kelly Andrews, and Emily Hopkins.

ModernFormations
4919 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

A monthly Pittsburgh reading series featuring emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from Pittsburgh and across the nation.

Admission is $5 or free with the contribution of a potluck dish. Proudly sponsored by Mellingers Beer Distributor.

Event information


 

2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 | 6 p.m.

Collective Unconscious
Photography by Jay Brown, Melissa Catanese, Ross Mantle, Matthew Newton, Jake Reinhart, and Justin Visnesky.
UnSmoke Systems
1137 Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104

Collective Unconscious is a group show which brings together six photographers who are sifting through the environmental and cultural influences that shaped their individual adolescent identities and their current perceptions of self. Reconciling misconceptions and celebrating the influences they still hold dear. This show examines identity, subculture, environment, and access to means of communication.

Event information


Friday, April 18, 2014 | 7 p.m.

Guide to Kulchur: Uncanny Voices Series
Readings by Karen Dietrich, Karen Lillis, and Matthew Newton
1386 W.65
Cleveland, OH 44102

Join us for a special edition of Uncanny Voices Friday April 18th. We are pleased to have Karen Lillis, Karen Dietrich, and Matthew Newton reading and discussing their work in our Sally Tatnall Black Box. The reading will begin at 7:30pm and will be followed by an open reading, so come on out with your work, and give an ear to some amazing writers. As always the event is FREE/BYOB, and we will be collecting a small donation for the touring writers.

Event information


Friday, April 5, 2014 | 6–9 p.m.

A Gathering of Things Seen and Unseen
Coop Gallery
75 Arcade, Nashville, TN 37219

A Gathering of Things Seen and Unseen is an eight-person exhibition that features new work from artists based at Unsmoke Systems Artspace in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Featured artists: Carolina Ramos and Annapurna Kumar, Jake Reinhart, Jake Alan White, Anna Mikolay, Heather White, Matthew Newton, and Zena Ruiz. Curated by Jennifer Nagle Myers.

The work speaks to that which is lost and found, forgotten and remembered. It references what is hiding in plain sight, making use of what we can hardly see but sits right before our eyes. Sometimes you can only see a thing by looking away from it. The work spans a diverse range of media including photography, sculpture, video, painting, printmaking and writing. The exhibition is the first part of an exchange between these two art spaces and the artists that inhabit them. In May, artists from the COOP Gallery will exhibit their work in Braddock at Unsmoke Systems Artspace.

Event information


Friday, March 14, 2014 | 6 p.m.

Jam2Jam presents: The Premiere of Milk Mustache
A night of film, literary readings, and art
5118 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

For the five orphaned MacDonald brothers, the empty days of summer grow darker when one of them befriends a mysterious neighbor—a Vietnam vet with a dangerous agenda. Milk Mustache tests the pillars of brotherhood and questions what it means to “be a man.” Literary readings by Aubrey Hirsch, Scott Silsbe, and Matthew Newton.

Doors open at 6, literary readings begin at 7, film premiere at 8. Food and booze will be provided. $8 Cover.

Event information


Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 7 p.m.

Written/Spoken Series: Adam Matcho and Matthew Newton
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-5860

The series is sponsored by the Pitt-Greensburg’s writing program and is free and open to the public. All readings begin at 7 p.m. in Fireside Lounge in Chambers Hall. Book signings and receptions follow all events.

Event information


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 7 p.m.

Writing Away the Stigma: Reading and Panel Discussion
The University Club at the University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Join 11 courageous writers as they tell true stories about depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and more. A reading and panel discussion featuring Lee Gutkind, Caroline Benner Wolff, Tahirah Green, Yona Harvey, J. Zoe Hooley, Andrea Laurion, Matthew Newton, Mary Rauktis, Linda Schmitmeyer, Lauren Shapiro, Becky Spevack, and Laura Zurowski.

Food and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Creative Nonfiction and Staunton Farms Foundations.

Event information


2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 6–9 p.m.

‘In Case of Emergency’ Zine Release Party
Matthew Newton with Karen Lillis and Karen Dietrich
UnSmoke Systems Artspace
1137 Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104
Doors open at 6 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m.

Event information

(Photograph: Guide to Kulchur. Caption: The Sally Tatnall Black Box at Cleveland’s Guide to Kulchur bookshop. Named after Cleveland Activist Sally Tatnall, the black box is a hub for regional/national and international poets, performers, scholars, and musicians.)