Memoir and Poetry with Marc Nieson and Adriana E. Ramírez

Celebrate Mardi Gras with literature at City Books as you enjoy an evening of memoir and poetry with Marc Nieson and Adriana E. Ramirez, and a book signing that follows.

Marc Nieson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and NYU Film School. His background includes children’s theatre, cattle chores, and a season with a one-ring circus. His memoir, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape, was released from Ice Cube Press in 2016. He’s won a Raymond Carver Short Story Award, Pushcart Prize nominations, and been noted in Best American Essays. He teaches at Chatham University, edits fiction for The Fourth River, and is at work on a new novel, Houdini’s Heirs.

Adriana E. Ramírez is a Mexican-Colombian writer based in Pittsburgh. She won the inaugural PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015 for her novella-length work of nonfiction, Dead Boys, and in 2016 was named Critic at Large for the Los Angeles Times Book Section. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica/PEN America, Literary Hub, Convolution, and on She was featured in the 2014 Legends of Poetry Slam Showcase and in TEDxHouston, as well as in the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Her debut full-length work of nonfiction, The Violence, is forthcoming from Scribner.

City Books will host authors Marc Nieson and Adriana E. Ramirez on Tuesday, February 28 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. City Books is located at 908 Galveston Avenue in Allegheny West. For more details, visit the Adriana Ramirez and Marc Nieson Reading event page.

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