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Walk & Write: Bloomfield with Robert Yune

August 9 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

$10

Join host Sherrie Flick as we explore the streets of Bloomfield with guest writer Robert Yune. We’ll think and write about history, memory, and place as it manifests in front of us. There will be walking, writing prompts, an opportunity to write, and live readings from Robert.

About the Walk & Write Tour Series

Since 2021, local writer Sherrie Flick has led the popular Walk & Write Tour series for Shiftworks. The summer and fall of 2024 marks the fourth season of this successful program. Over the past three seasons, the Walk & Write Tour series has explored Downtown Pittsburgh, Hazelwood, Morningside, the North Shore, and the South Side to name a few.

These hour-and-a-half tours traverse city neighborhoods and introduce tour-goers to various walking trails and footpaths. This season includes Flick working with guest writers Nancy Krygowski, Sarah Shotland, and Robert Yune, each exploring a different neighborhood and theme, such as noticing, inside/outside, the past isn’t the past, and immersion.

As participants walk these areas, they will have the opportunity to exercise their creative writing skills, responding to Flick’s writing prompts at each tour stop. The writing prompts are unique to each tour route and correspond with its surroundings. Each guest writer will read their work aloud during the program.

About Robert Yune

Headshot of Robert Yune

Robert Yune has taught creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, and Gettysburg College. His short stories, essays, and poems have been published in Green Mountains Review, Kenyon Review, and Pleiades, among others. His debut story collection, Impossible Children, won the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande Books in 2019. He serves on the boards of Autumn House Press and Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County.

Additional Information

There are no public restrooms available along the tour route. The walking route is easy, flat sidewalk walking. All writing abilities are welcome and no previous writing experience is necessary. Participants should bring paper and a writing implement, wear good walking shoes, and bring their curiosity to environments that may be new to them.

The tour will take place rain or shine. Please be prepared for any type of weather. If there is severe weather on the day of the tour requiring cancellation, participants will be notified by email 2 – 4 hours in advance of the tour start time.

Meeting Location

Friendship Parklet, Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Participants should plan to arrive by 6:50 PM to check in with a Shiftworks staff member. The tour will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

Parking and Transportation

Street parking is available within the vicinity. If taking public transportation, there are multiple stops around the exterior of the parklet that serve routes 64 and 87. For more information and to plan your trip, please visit the Pittsburgh Regional Transit website at: https://www.rideprt.org/

Photography, Videography, and Other Documentation

Participants should be aware that photography, videorecording, and/or other documentation of the event by Shiftworks, other attendees, or the media may take place during the event. Participants will have an opportunity to indicate if they choose to opt out of being included in event documentation, and our team will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these preferences.

Cancellation and Refunds

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be refunded to their original form of payment. All other sales are final.

Registration

Registration for this tour is $10 per person; advance registration is required. The button below will redirect you to Eventbrite where you can complete your purchase.

Registration

Details

Date:
August 9
Time:
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Cost:
$10
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