PGH Reading at Bottom Feeder Books on May 12

May 5, 2023

Join Autumn House at Bottom Feeder Books (15 Gettysburg St. Pittsburgh, PA 15206) in Point Breeze to celebrate the Pittsburgh release of Given by Liza Katz Duncan and Origami Dogs by Noley Reid. AHP authors will be joined by local authors Catherine Gammon and Ben Gwin, both of whom will be reading from their new books: The Martyrs, The Lovers, and Team Building. The reading will begin at 6 p.m. with beer, wine, and water available. If you have any questions, drop us a line! We hope to see you there.



Liza Katz Duncan is the author of Given (Autumn House Press, 2023), which won the Autumn House Press Rising Writer Prize, selected by Donika Kelly. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, About Place, Poem-a-Day, Poetry Northwest, National Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She has received support for her work from Poets & Writers, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, and the Tucson Festival of Books. Liza grew up in New Jersey and holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She teaches English as a Second Language in New Jersey public schools.

Catherine Gammon is the author of the novel The Martyrs, The Lovers, and a new collection, The Gunman and the Carnival, forthcoming from Baobab Press in 2024. Catherine’s previous novels are China Blue, Sorrow, and Isabel Out of the Rain. Her fiction has received support from the NEA, NYFA, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others, and has appeared in literary magazines for many years. She lives again in Pittsburgh, with her garden and her cat.

Ben Gwin is the author of the novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton (Burrow Press), and the forthcoming nonfiction book, Team Building: A Memoir about Family and the Fight for Workers’ Rights (Belt, 2023). He is the editor of the nonfiction anthology The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt). His writing has appeared in Coal Hill ReviewThe Normal SchoolGulf Stream, and others, and anthologized in The Pittsburgh Anthology (Belt Publishing) and Voices of the Rust Belt (Picador).

Noley Reid is the author of the novels Pretend We Are Lovely and In the Breeze of Passing Things and the short story collections Origami Dogs and So There!. Her short fiction and nonfiction appear in The Rumpus, Bustle, The Southern Review, The LilyLiterary HubCRAFT LiteraryPithead ChapelArts & Letters, and Confrontation. Reid holds an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in southwest Indiana with her two best boys, a rabbit, and the two most wonderful dogs.

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