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Pittsburgh Symphony Insider with John Adams — talk to one of America’s most admired and respected composers

Saturday morning, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will host a Talkshoe interview with John Adams, PSO Composer of the Year.

Listen to and participate in a FREE live podcast with PSO Composer
of the Year John Adams! Ask questions of this Pulitzer Prize-winning
composer and get insights into the concerts he will conduct of his own
works on January 16th & 17th at Heinz Hall, including Doctor Atomic Symphony, On the Transmigration of Souls and excerpts from Nixon in China.

Visit www.talkshoe.com
this Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 am. Simply click on the live
podcast posted by Pittsburgh Symphony Insider and then click “Join In”!

News in the “how I am a very lucky person” category: I’ll be interviewing Adams tomorrow morning for the PSO Blog. He published a memoir this fall, Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life, and I’ll be asking him about that as well as about life as a composer in the Internet Age.

I get by with a little help from my friends

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Justin Kownacki and Norm Huelsman kick off Day 1 of PodCamp Pittsburgh 2,  August 2007.

Norm Huelsman was kind enough to post about my blog today — he’s writing about a different site each week in his BlogShare feature.

That’s a nice example of how Pittsburgh’s social media community — bloggers and podcasters — put energy into connecting with and promoting each other.

Another example: Rachel of That Night was nominated for the "Best Kept Secret" category for the 2008 Bloggies blog awards, and within a couple of days Norm, TheJim, Doug, and even the elusive PittGirl of The Burgh Blog are posting about it and encouraging everyone to vote.

We started planning for PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 on Wednesday. The kickoff meeting was lively, as always, and I felt so happy to see everyone and hear what we’d all learned from previous events and what we want to accomplish this year. Exciting stuff.

PCPGH3 will most likely take place September 27 and 28, with a meet-and-greet party on the 26th. We’re confirming that locations and other important things are all available then, but for now save the date.

We’ll be working harder this year to keep everyone informed of plans along the way, and to invite participation. I haven’t updated the PCPGH site recently, but keep an eye on it for changes and news.

This is a good time to mention two events that are coming up much sooner. Tomorrow from noon until midnight is DevHouse Pittsburgh 2, for programmers and designery-types to gather and make great things. And Friday, February 22 will be Pittsburgh BlogFest 13 — our luckiest blogfest yet. I hope you’ll join us!

UPWords Reading Series, plus Gist Street Pod-snack

If, like me, you’re a fan of the Gist Street Reading Series and uncertain how you’ll endure these lonely months when it’s on hiatus, take a look at this announcement:

On January 11th from 7pm-9pm, Union Project will host their monthly reader/writer series UPWords. The evening will highlight esteemed fiction author Sherrie Flick and acclaimed poet Nancy Krygowski.

UPwords, hosted and coordinated by fiction writer Damian Dressick, will be held in the Union Project’s Atrium and is free to the public. The Union Project located at 801 N. Negley Ave. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing community space to connect, create, and celebrate. Damian teaches creative writing and literature at Robert Morris University, he is also the 2007 winner of Harriette Arnow Award for short fiction.

Sherrie Flick is an award- winning fiction writer whose work has been included in two anthologies from Norton: New Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction Forward. Nancy Krygowski is a poet and an adult literacy instructor; her first book of poems Velocity won the 2006 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Sherrie Flick and Nancy Krygowski are both Assistant Artistic Directors, and co-founders of the Gist Street Reading Series.

UPWords is a free monthly reader writer series that is held at the Union Project the second Friday of every month. More information about the Union Project, and upcoming events can be found at www.unionproject.org.

For more Gist Street joy, please check out the new Gist Street Reading Series Pod-snack. These short monthly podcasts are recordings from past readings — a single poem for example, or a short story, each read by the author. New pod-snacks will be published on the first Friday of each month. The first was Richard Jackson; tomorrow we’ll have Pam Painter reading her story "The New Year." Lovely.