The Fourth River


Aubrey Hirsch Reading, 11/15/13

By on November 11, 2013

The Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program presents: Aubrey Hirsch Reading and Book Signing Friday, November 15, 2013 8:00 pm Mellon Living Room, Chatham University Aubrey Hirsch is the author of Why We Never Talk About Sugar, a collection

Marjorie Agosin, All-Campus Author

By on November 1, 2013

Reading and Book Signing Thursday, November 7, 2013 8:00 pm Eddy Theater, Chatham University Marjorie Agosin is the Luela Lame Slaner Professor of Latin American Studies at Wellesley College where she has been teaching for 32 years. She is an

HOMUNCULOUS: Booktoberfest at the LAB

By on October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 24 7:00 PM ASSEMBLE 5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224 It’s Booktoberfest at the LAB! We’re bringing you recently released poetry, memoir & music–a fall festival of fabulous for your listening enjoyment. October’s Homunculus will feature three readers–all

Jim Daniels and Jessica Server Reading, 10/11/13

By on October 1, 2013

The MFA Program in Creative Writing presents: Jim Daniels and Jessica Server October 11, 2013 8:00 pm Mellon Board Room A book signing will follow the reading. Jim Daniels’ new book of poems, BIRTH MARKS, was just published by BOA

Fourth River Issue 10 Launch, 10/4/13

By on September 10, 2013

Join us in celebrating the launch of The Fourth River’s 10th Issue! Readers include contributors David Ades, Kirk Nesset, Jeff Oaks, and Wendy Scott. Reception to follow. This even is free and open to the public! Journals are available for

Abby Geni’s Story Collection

By on June 21, 2013

Abby Geni’s much-anticipated story collection The Last Animal will be published by Counterpoint in October. The collection is centered around a theme close to our hearts: “people who use the interface between the human and the natural world to contend with their

Perkins published by Ploughshares

By on June 1, 2013

The first chapter of Lisa Heiserman Perkins’ novel-in-progress has been accepted as a standalone story that will be published by Ploughshares as part of its new Solos program, an eBook series that allows the journal to publish long-form submissions each

Another Honor for B.K. Loren

By on April 1, 2013

B.K. Loren’s debut novel Theft has been shortlisted for the Reading the West Book Awards.  The winners will be announced on May 30, 2013, so we’ll keep our fingers and toes crossed!  Loren’s poetry can be found in Issue 8

Meringoff Fiction Award

By on March 30, 2013

We are proud to announce that Issue 8 contributor Lisa Heiserman Perkins has received the ALSCW Meringoff Fiction Award for her story “I’m Dying Here.” The award judges are Francis Blessington, Mark Halliday, and Rosanna Warrent.  Congratulations, Lisa! Perkins’ story “Buds,

Our first online book review

By on March 25, 2013

We’re proud to announce that we’ve published our first online book review: Luke See’s review of B.K. Loren’s prizewinning debut novel.  You can read the whole thing here.