Publishing Clearinghouse: Poetics event; Stephen Chbosky


Politics of Poetic Form: Can Poetry Change the World?
7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Catch an interdisciplinary poetry reading, performance and conversation with poets Tyrone Williams and Julie Ezelle Patton. Williams is a literary scholar and author of six collections of poetry and will be accompanied by the jazz guitarist Paul Van Curen. Patton is a poet, composer, performer and permacultarist who has received grants from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Stephen Chbosky, part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New and Noted series
7 p.m. Oct. 7, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, $10.

Pittsburgh native Stephen Chbosky, author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” will discuss his long-awaited second novel, “Imaginary Friend.” The literary horror begins with the disappearance of 7-year-old Christopher going missing in the woods of his new home in Mill Grove, Pa. He emerges unharmed, but not alone. He returns with an imaginary friend and a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.


“Tele-AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Through Telepractice,” (Plural, 2020) co-authored by Ellen Cohn, professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, along with Nerissa Hall, Jenifer Juengling-Sudkamp, Michelle L. Gutmann

“Tele-AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Through Telepractice” is the first comprehensive resource guide to Tele-AAC. Tele-AAC is the use of telepractice specifically for providing services to individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This text establishes Tele-AAC as a new service delivery model and promotes safe, efficacious, evidence-based, and ethical telepractice for individuals who need AAC systems. The goal is to provide readers with fundamental information about policy and service delivery of AAC services via telepractice to enable clinical practice.


The University Times welcomes information about new books, journals, plays and musical compositions written or edited by faculty and staff.

Newly published works can be submitted through this link. Please keep the book descriptions short and accessible to a general audience.

Journals should be peer-reviewed. Self-published works will not be accepted. The listings also are restricted to complete works, because individual chapters, articles, works of art and poems would be too numerous.

We’ll also be highlighting some books and book talks with connections to Pitt.

If you have any questions, please contact editor Susan Jones at or 412-648-4294.