Since 2021, local writer Sherrie Flick has led the popular Walk & Write Tour series for the Office for Public Art. The fall of 2023 marks the third season of this successful program, after two seasons of exploring Downtown Pittsburgh, Hazelwood, the North Shore, and the South Side.
These hour-and-a-half tours traverse city neighborhoods connected to, or nearby water, and introduce tour-goers to various walking trails and footpaths that run along Pittsburgh’s three rivers and other waterways.
As participants walk these areas, attendees have the opportunity to exercise their creative writing skills as they respond to Flick’s writing prompts at each tour stop. The writing prompts are unique to each tour route and correspond with its surroundings.
All writing abilities are welcome and no previous writing experience is necessary. Please bring paper and a writing implement; wear good walking shoes, and bring your curiosity to environments that may be new to you.
This Walk & Write Tour led by writer Sherrie Flick will explore Frick Park, one of Pittsburgh’s city parks. Participants will follow a wandering stream as they think about stream of consciousness writing and about the seen and unseen waterways in the city. Please be advised that this tour will take participants up and down a steep hill; please wear good walking shoes.
Sherrie Flick is the author of four books, including her 2018 short story collection Thank Your Lucky Stars (Autumn House Press). Recent work appears in New England Review, Ploughshares, and Booth. Co-editor for the 2023 anthology Flash Fiction America (W. W. Norton), she also served as series editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018 and is a senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. Her debut essay collection, Homing: Instincts of a Rustbelt Feminist is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in 2024. For over 20 years she has fostered writing programs in unlikely spaces.
Tour participants will meet in front of The Frick Art Museum on Reynolds Street. Street parking is available in the area.
If taking public transit, there are stops at:
For more information on public transit and to plan your trip, please visit the Pittsburgh Regional Transit website HERE.
For accessibility accommodations, please contact the Office for Public Art directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 412-336-8182.
Registration for this tour is $5.00 per person. On-site registration will not be available. The button below will redirect you to Eventbrite where you will complete your registration.Registration