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The John Edgar Wideman Experience: Events

Celebrating 50 Years of Publishing By a Great American Author

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The John Edgar Wideman Experience

Events celebrating the life and works of John Edgar Wideman will take place during 2017 all around Pittsburgh. Check back frequently to see what events have been added



Friday, May 12, 2017, 2 P.M.

John Edgar Wideman to receive honorary degree at Duquesne University commencement



Saturday, May 13, 2017, Time: 5-8 P.M.

Public Kickoff - Reception (Click here for flyer)

Jazz reception/showcase, food and cash bar

August Wilson Center

980 Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222



Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Time: 1:30-3 p.m.

John Edgar Wideman's 76th Birthday, celebrated with a reading potluck (Bring a text to read)

Refreshments will be served

Everyday Cafe

532 N. Homewood Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15208



November 15, 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm

From Slavery to Freedom film series

"In Black and White,” featuring documentaries on August Wilson and John Edgar Wideman (Click here for flyer)

Homewood Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Sponsored by the Heinz History Center

7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208


Free to the Public