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Friday, February 14, 2014



BRADFORD, Pa. – Six members of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty will read from their work at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the KOA Speer Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.

Those reading are Dr. Carys Evans-Corrales, professor of Spanish; Judy Hopkins, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Nancy McCabe, associate professor of writing; Carol Newman, adjunct instructor of composition; Dr. Dani Weber, assistant professor of composition; and a surprise guest.

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served. The reading, which is part of the Spectrum series, is co-sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford writing program and Baily’s Beads literary magazine.

Evans-Corrales teaches Spanish and comparative literature at Pitt-Bradford. She is the author of a forthcoming memoir regarding the role of several very different languages in the formation of her sense of self. Also forthcoming (in Metamorphoses: The Journal of Literary Translation) is a collection of her translations of more than 30 poems from Galician, a minority language spoken in northwest Spain. She has also published four books of poetry translated from Galician, and her work from the original Spanish includes two books -- a set of five children's verse plays and a number of book chapters on various writers.

Hopkins teaches English composition and news-writing and news-editing classes at Pitt-Bradford. Her poetry has appeared in California Quarterly and Timber Creek Review, and she has published personal essays in the L.A. Affairs column of the Los Angeles Times and in Skirt! Magazine.

McCabe, who directs the writing program, has won a Pushcart Prize and had work recognized six times by the Houghton-Mifflin Best American series. Her books include “After the Flashlight Man: A Memoir of Awakening,” “Meeting Sophie: A Memoir of Adoption,” and “Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter’s Birthplace in China.” Her fourth book, about rereading favorite childhood books and traveling to places related to them, is due out next fall.

In 2012, Newman, who teaches fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction classes, received the Chautauqua Hauser Award for Prose. She has also won a second place and two honorable mentions for poetry and has published work in Chautauqua and the Mayapple Press anthology “Written on the Water: Writings About the Allegheny River.” She also has a poem forthcoming in an anthology from the University of Texas about the’60s.

Weber, a lifelong writer of fiction and creative non-fiction and the director of the Pitt-Bradford writing center, has published creative nonfiction and academic reviews in the Indianapolis alternative weekly newspaper NUVO and the online journal Kairos.

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