Do you like to read books about Pittsburgh or by Pittsburgh-area authors? Ever wanted to hear an author describe their creative process? Have you wondered what it takes to get a book published? Do you yourself write and want to network with other local writers? If you answered “yes” to any these questions, then you’re in luck!
Join us on Saturday, April 8 at CLP – Beechview for a Book & Author Fair featuring nine local authors. Learn from these authors how they develop ideas, what inspires them and their individual paths to publishing. The day will start at 11 am with a panel discussion, followed by an author meet and greet from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Each author will be on hand to individually answer questions, sell and sign works, and generally interact with you — their interested fans.
What makes this particular opportunity so unique — besides the fact that it features all local authors — is the breadth of topics and styles each author writes in. Their books range from children’s fiction to YA science fiction to adult nonfiction. Some participating authors have gone the traditional publishing route while some are self-published and some are bloggers. All are local to the Pittsburgh region and look forward to sharing their experiences with you. The author panel includes:
- Kathryn Bashaar (Historical Fiction)
- Joshua David Bellin (YA Science Fiction)
- James R. Ford (Short Fiction)
- Audrey Iacone (Nonfiction)
- Sheridan Jean (Romance)
- Gary Link (Historical Fiction)
- Leah Pileggi (Children’s Fiction)
- Bob Regan (Nonfiction)
- Dr. Madhu Wangu (Fiction/Nonfiction)
Check out this month’s staff picks for more information about some of the authors. Or click here for full event details. As with all CLP programs, the event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. We hope to see you on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at CLP – Beechview for this wonderful opportunity to meet some of Pittsburgh’s literary gems.
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Becky works part time as the Adult Services Specialist at CLP – Beechview. When not at the library, she’s most likely wrangling her small child and wishing she had more time to paint, write or simply read a good book in peace.