Lit City

Through this unique City as Our Campus course, literature leaps off printed page and out of the confines of the classroom.

What’s happening in the literary arts here and now?  Students spend the year exploring Pittsburgh’s vibrant literary arts scene. The course content varies, depending on current resources and student interests. Students may attend performances by local theater companies, screenings of works by local and visiting filmmakers, exhibits at area museums, and readings and talks by writers, thinkers, and innovators.

Students read books and periodicals published in Pittsburgh, as well as the works of such diverse Pittsburgh writers as August Wilson, Rachel Carson, and Terrance Hayes. Students will not only witness Pittsburgh’s contemporary literary arts scene, however; they will contribute to it. They will interact with creators and collaborate with local arts organizations to produce original works to share with the community through publications and readings, poetry slams, open mics, or other literary events.