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Book Launch! "American Bastard" by Jan Beatty
(w/ Ed Ochester and 8th Street Rox)
Lotenero Art Studio
Saturday October 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

*** This event will be in-person at Lotenero Art Studio: 2708 Penn Ave., Strip District. You are required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the door, and masks are required.

White Whale Bookstore is honored to host the launch of American Bastard, the new memoir by local award-winning writer and poet Jan Beatty! She'll be joined by Nancy Kirkwood for a reading of Ed Ochester's poetry, and by local band 8th Street Rox for some tunes. As some of Jan's biggest fans, we can't wait to celebrate her and this book.

*** The authors will remove their masks to read at the mic. A selection of beverages will be available at the event, but we ask that when not actively drinking, you keep your mask on. Check out White Whale Bookstore's events FAQ about questions, concerns, or for details about accessibility.

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The Body Wars Book Launch - White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA

Jan Beatty's sixth book, The Body Wars, to be released Fall, 2020, University of Pittsburgh Press.

Jan Beatty wins 2019 Red Hen Nonfiction Award for her memoir, American Bastard.

Jan Beatty named Distinguished Writer in Residence of the MFA Program at Carlow University.

Winner of the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize.

Jan Beatty named Director of the MFA program at Carlow University.

Jan Beatty's book, The Switching Yard, was named by Library Journal as one of ... 30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry.

The Huffington Post called Jan Beatty one of ten "advanced women poets for required reading."

March 11th, 2017
Jackknife Book Launch

January 2017: Jan's new book, Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

January 2017: AWP In the Spotlight - Jan Beatty Featured

January 6, 2017: Madwomen in the Attic - Cultural Invisibility of Female Writers

April 2016: Poetry - New poems by Jan: "Stricken" and "Asylum"

January 2016: Poetry - New poem by Jan: "An eater, or swallowhole, is a reach of stream"

Jan Beatty, poet