Writing Program

A person in a black and white photo with a patterned dress shirt
As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
Yona Harvey
two people wearing blue gloves bent over a table filled with newspaper scraps
Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but for Pitt professor and award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort. The collaboration she nurtures has already spawned a bestseller, and much more is in the works.
Brian Broome
Mallepalli in a spruce turtle neck in front of a big window looking out on Oakland
Abhignya Mallepalli thought she’d become a doctor someday, but a series of inspiring instructors and impactful experiences in local hospitals changed her path.
Prachi wearing glasses and standing in front of the photo exhibit
Pitt senior Prachi Patel’s research project encourages refugee youth living in Pittsburgh to share their voices through photography. See the exhibit at Hillman Library through March.