May 5th: Reading and Issue Launch

Even in weird times, the AHH crew didn’t want to let an issue launch go by without celebrating. So we decided to move our usual launch event online! This is an awesome opportunity to hear from some contributors who don’t live around Pittsburgh (which is most of them!). So get yourself a six-pack (or whip up a couple margaritas in…

Review: Fountain by Robert Walicki

Local author Robert Walicki released a new book of poetry this spring from Main Street Rag (check him out here if you’re interested in getting you’re hands on it). AHH editors have shared a stage with Bob at PAGE readings in the past, and always enjoyed his words. The TL;DR version: it’s a beautiful book with western PA baked into…

12/10: AHH Reading at Howlers

Since there was no fall issue to launch in 2019, the AHH editors thought this would be a great chance to celebrate the journal’s history and put a face to some of the new names on the masthead. In that spirit, yinz are all cordially invited to a reading Tuesday, December 10th. The deets: Among the readers are current and…

Interview: PAGE Reading Series

One of the best things about Pittsburgh is how many long-running literary series the city supports. One of the favorites of the After Happy Hour editors is the PAGE series, hosted at Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. PAGE is a reading series with a simple yet effective premise: every reader gets one pageā€”time-wise, roughly 3-5 minutes. It makes for very entertaining…

We’re back! And there’s been some ch-ch-changes…

Followers of After Happy Hour may have noticed our conspicuous silence over the past few months. The truth is, as we passed our 10-issue mark, we realized it was time to think carefully about our future as a journal. The After Happy Hour Review was founded as a labor of love by members of the Hour After Happy Hour workshop.…