The Pittsburgh Nation #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

The prompt Have you ever met a stranger from Pittsburgh while traveling? Tell us about that experience. I’ve been so busy blogging about the election that I almost forgot NaBloPoMo! I meet Pittsburgh folks all of the time. So much that I often try to wear Pgh gear when traveling to draw them out. In […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt November 7 #NaBloPoMo2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. Have you ever met a stranger […]

United, We Stand #NaBloPoMoPgh #NaBloPoMo2019

national writers union

The Prompt –Pittsburgh has deep ties to labor movements. Are you or have you been a union member? How has union culture shaped your life? Do you believe we need more or fewer unions now in both the public and private sectors? I am a relatively new member of the National Writers Union. I also […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Day Six #NaBloPoMo2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. Pittsburgh has deep ties to labor […]

Off the wall Productions – Overlooked Gem in Carnegie #NaBloPoMoPgh #NaBloPoMo2019

The Prompt – Describe one or more overlooked cultural gems of this region that deserve more visibility. Tell us why. I pick these two. Carnegie Stage/Off the wall Productions – Located in Carnegie, a Pittsburgh suburb, this powerhouse theater company centers productions written by, directed by, and starring women. The theater is very comfortable, accessible, […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Day Five #NaBloPoMo2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. Describe one or more overlooked cultural […]

My Hometown: Living in Two Pittsburghs #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

Two Pittsburghs

The prompt – There’s a phrase often used describing us as living in “two Pittsburgh.” Pittsburgh has multiple legacies, from being named ‘Most Livable’ to the recent report from the Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission describing the magnitude of racial inequality in our city. How do you relate to this dual nature of Pittsburgh? There are […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Day Four #NaBloPoMo2019

NaBloPoMo 2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. There’s a phrase often used describing […]

Yinzers and Jagoffs, Oh My #NaBloPoMo2019 #NaBloPoMoPgh

The Prompt – Do you identify as a ‘yinzer’ or ‘jagoff’ or some other Pittsburghese term altogether? How so? Is there anyone in your life that fits your perception of these terms? In my mind, jagoff is an insult and yinzer is a posture. I use both terms liberally, including variants like “a jag” and […]

#NaBloPoMoPgh Writing Prompt Three #NaBloPoMo2019

These prompts are for anyone interested in or connected to Pittsburgh Some of you grew up here, some relocated as adults. If the prompt isn’t a perfect fit, feel free to adapt to your circumstances – insert your own towns, tweak it a bit, write about something else entirely. Do you identify as a ‘yinzer’ […]