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First Night - Pittsburgh

Highmark First Night—Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Fifth Avenue Place @ Cultural District

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.

Earlier Event: October 13
Coffee Break With Stephanie Keyes
Later Event: May 17
Pennwriters Annual Conference