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PJ Piccirillo

PJ PiccirilloLiterature • Writer
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PJ Piccirillo’s stories and articles have appeared in journals, newspapers, magazines, and as syndicated releases and have won several literary prizes. His novel, Heartwood, was published by Middleton Books.

His residencies, which help participants discover ways of writing stories that work best for them, are rooted in rediscovering why we write fiction and in uncovering some of the infinite places where can start. He often helps the writers create their fictional worlds by building outward, in steps, from simple core ideas they conceive in writing, memory, and discussion prompts. PJ also conducts programs for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council at rural libraries, promoting the value of literary art for cultural and personal insights. PJ returned to fiction after 10 years in marketing communications, writing advertising, promotional, news, and technical copy. He holds a BA in English literature from St. Francis University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

To contact PJ:
(814) 265-2042

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