Writers' Café

About the Café

Writing can be a solitary art. Whether you are a Writing major or are simply deeply interested in writing, take time to find an informal community of Pitt writers at the Writers' Café. Make contacts with other writers, try your hand at different genres, let guided freewriting exercises jumpstart your process, and share feedback on works-in-progress with peers from all over campus. At the Writers' Café, you'll get leads on publishing opportunities and contests and enjoy a supportive environment for trying out your work on new readers and listeners. 

Sessions are facilitated by practicing creative writers, often from the Pitt faculty. Typical sessions include craft talks, writing in response to prompts, and sharing that writing. Start your weekend the "write" way by being part of the Writers' Café.

This fall, the Writers' Café sessions will be held either in person or remotely, via Zoom. Register for each session via the registration links listed below. 

The Writing Center has a number of creative writing faculty on staff as tutors, and you are ALWAYS WELCOME to get one-on-one feedback on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at the Center. 

If you have questions, contact April Flynn or Sarah Leavens, the Writers' Café coordinators, via email or at 412-624-6556.


Fall 2022 Sessions Fridays from 3:30 to 5


Descriptions and registration links forthcoming. Until then, save these dates! 


October 21 - Neema Avashia (virtual via Zoom)

November 4 - Josh Patton (in person)

December 2 - Xan Phillips & Dominique Chestand (virtual via Zoom)