Highmark First Night—Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Multiple dates and times
Monday, December 31 , 06:30pm - 07:00pm
Monday, December 31 , 07:30pm - 08:00pm
Monday, December 31 , 09:00pm - 09:30pm
Creative Activities Local author reads from her new release The Spellbinder's Sonata
Local author, Stephanie Keyes, was born and bred in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Keyes is the author of the six-title, YA Fantasy series, The Star Child [Inkspell Publishing]. Her work also appears in the anthologies, Ever In the After: 13 Fantasy Tales, Blood In the Shadows, Moonbeams and Magic, and Can't Buy Me Love. Her newest novel, The Spellbinder's Sonata, which is set in her beloved Pittsburgh, was an Amazon #1 new release in Teen Books.
Keyes is a 2018 International Book Awards finalist and a 2018 Reader's Favorite Award Finalist. She also writes adult romance as Gemma McKay.
When she's not writing, Keyes is an adjunct faculty member and technical writer. She holds an M.Ed. from Duquesne University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, two boys, and her goldendoodle, Duncan.
A new Festival of Books
September 14 – 15, 2018
Historic Bedford, Pennsylvania
The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books is a new celebration of books hosted annually in a scenic region of Pennsylvania. The Festival brings together local and regional authors under a main and a children’s tent, while storytellers, poets, and walking guides deliver live presentations around town.
The first Allegheny Regional Festival of Books will be held on September 15, 2018 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, with a Friday Evening Keynote Author Reception to kick off the event on September 14, at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. As part of its mission, the Festival supports literacy programs year-round.
Beaver County BookFest 2018 will take place Saturday, September 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the charming and historic town of Beaver, PA.
Join us on Friday, September, 7th for our Opening Night Event! Enjoy an exciting Q&A and book signing with BookFest Featured Authors!
The Main Event on Saturday is free and features our main Authors’ Tent (with 50+ authors!), our popular Children’s Tent with plenty of activities for the little ones, music on the street, and of course, a variety of food and retail vendors.
Come meet local authors and get your books autographed. We can’t wait to see you in September!
Reality Bites: Why Hope Matters More Than Ever In YA and Middle Grade
With violence ever-present in our world today, teens should be pulling more than books off the shelves. Hope may just be the most valuable sub-plot for young readers.
As readers we look for characters we can identify with. We search for signs that we're choosing the right paths in our own lives. We seek out heroes among the pages of our latest read. But when it comes to today's kids, hope may just be the most valuable plot device for young readers. Join award winning author, Stephanie Keyes, as she shares why it matters and one teacher's suggestions on how to keep the candles burning inside the teens browsing the stacks.
The Magic of Speech: Editing and Writing With Speech Technology
- Part One: Do you want to stay healthy and avoid repetitive strain injury? Short on time and interested in maximizing word count? Have you ever considered writing with dictation or Speech-To-Text? Join author Stephanie Keyes as she discusses diction software, strategies for getting started, and her recommended tools for a successful dictation setup.
- Part Two: Have you been told to read your own work? Does the sound of your own voice put you to sleep? Leverage the power of T-T-S (Text-To-Speech) technology to help you edit your work! Stephanie will share her own personal editing strategies. In addition, she'll demonstrate how to use tools like an iPad and Kindle to have your own work read to you to ensure you catch everything.
Angels & Sirens Author Event We have a great line-up of over 70 + authors! Come join us at Pittsburgh Airport Marriott 777 Aten Road Coraopolis Pennsylvania 15108, PA Meet some amazing authors. This is the 3rd annual event. We are excited to be in the Pittsburgh area again. Please come join us for some fun and to meet some of your favorite Authors. We have 70 + authors joining us. Along with a few vendors. Venue: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott…
Featuring 11 local authors, and performances by:
The North Hills Chamber Players
The North Hills Drama Club
The North Hills Elementary Orchestra
The North Hills Guitar Ensemble
The North Hills Singers
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST
A portion of proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
ADMISSION IS FREE Meet Local Authors in various Genres Purchase their books and get them signed.
Great reads for you or gift giving Author Panel Discussions throughout the day, learn more about the writing process and becoming published
A variety of raffle baskets to take chances on -- Always popular always fun Cookies and Beverages will be for sale -- Cookie Table will have a variety of cookies to try. $5 a Bag you fill All Proceeds go to support…