OTHER READINGS: The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series honors Sabina Murray with its Fred R. Brown Literary Award; Murray, a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has published three novels including 2007's Forgery (Grove Press), and wrote the screenplay for the 2004 film The Beautiful Country (8:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 13; Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland; free; 412-624-6506).
Salmagundi Magazine Executive Editor Peg Boyers is widely traveled, having grown up in countries including Indonesia, Nigeria and Libya, and lived in Italy; she's also a widely published poet, from Paris Review to The New Republic. Boyer, who now lives in New York state, visits the International Poetry Forum with work including her books Hard Bread and Honey With Tobacco (8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 12; Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; $12/$8; 412-621-9893).
Poet and poetry editor David Trinidad, who teaches at Columbia College Chicago, visits for two readings, Nov. 11, at the Carlow University student-run Hungry Sphinx Café, and Nov. 12, at Chatham University. The widely anthologized Trinidad's latest book is 2007's The Late Show, on Turtle Point Press (8 p.m. Tue., Nov. 11, Sphinx Café, 405 Atwood St., Oakland, free with one-drink minimum, email@example.com; also 8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 12, Kresge Atrium, Buhl Hall Science Complex, Chatham campus, Shadyside, free, 412-365-1190)