March 25th, 5:30 p.m., Fred Rogers Center

Karen Dietrich grew up in the 1980s in a small factory town fifty-seven miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

​​​Her first full-length book, The Girl Factory: A Memoir, (skirt/Globe Pequot) was published in 2013. She is also the author of three chapbooks:  Understory (dancing girl press, 2013), Girl Years (Matter Press, 2012) and Anchor Glass (Finishing Line Press, 2011).

​Karen lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  She teaches writing at Westmoreland County Community College and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  She recently joined the faculty of the online creative writing MFA program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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