There’s No Place Like…Pittsburgh!

photo (58)These are my red shoes.

These are my magical red shoes.

These are my magical red shoes that I bought to wear with my boring grey suit.

These are my magical red shoes that I bought to wear with my boring grey suit on the job interview I had at the end of January.

These are the magical red shoes that I wore with my boring grey suit on the interview that I killed dead in January at the sweet little liberal arts college. The ones that made someone on the search committee remark, “Red shoes for luck?”

To which I replied, “Red shoes for FUN!”

These are the magical red shoes whose heels I clicked together and which will soon spirit me and my whole family to our new home…in Pittsburgh!

I am thrilled to announce that I’ve accepted a position as Associate Director of the MFA Program and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh!

I will be teaching poetry and creative nonfiction to the residency and low-res MFA students and helping to run Chatham’s innovative programs, including their summer residency period. I could not be more thrilled. I get to do the two things I love most: teaching and arts administration!

I’ll reflect here more in the coming months about the new job, leaving Penn State (which will be sad in many ways), and the stress adventure of moving our whole life to a new city, but today I just have one thing to say:

Professor Squillante.

Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

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24 thoughts on “There’s No Place Like…Pittsburgh!

  1. Great, great, news! I’m looking forward to reading about your new adventures! (I love Pittsburgh, too — I’m down there a few times a year)

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