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Women Writers/Women Readers: A Gathering

Women Writers/Women Readers: A Gathering

On March 29, please join me at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie, Pa to celebrate Women Read/Women Write Book Festival with forty national and regional authors. 

Women Read/Women Write is Pittsburgh’s largest literary festival and is taking place on Sunday, March 29, from 11:30 am to 5 pm, at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie, Pa. Forty authors are gathering to sign books, talk to readers, and debate literary happenings relevant to women.

I will be one of the speakers at one of the panels to discuss “Outside Looking In: Harnessing and Cherishing the Non-Mainstream Viewpoint in Literature.” We’ll discuss what challenges do writers with non-mainstream points-of-view face? What value does the ethnic point-of-view bring to storytelling and why should we cherish it?

Women Read/Women Write celebrates the books women love,” says RITA Award-winning novelist Gwyn Cready, co-founder of the festival and author of Just in Time for a Highlander. “The idea grew out of attending book clubs and doing book club appearances,” adds co-founder Meredith Mileti, author of Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses, “There’s a certain magic that happens to women when they get together to discuss books. Our goal is to capture that spirit in book festival form.”

Among the authors scheduled to appear are mystery writer Kathleen George, author of The Johnstown Girls; writer Lori Jones, author of Riley’s Heart Machine; New York Times bestselling romance novelist Madeline Hunter, author of His Wicked Reputation; novelist Teri Coyne, author of The Last Bridge; mystery writer Kathryn Miller Haines, author of The Girl is Murder; novelist Kathleen Shoop, author of The Last Letter; novelist Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, author of The Art of Floating; and writer Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters mysteries.

This year, in its new location, Women Read/Women Write is expecting 250 attendees. The event will include vendors including Sabika; a food truck; and lots of time to talk to authors and get books signed. Admission to the festival is $10. In addition, writing workshops led by best-selling authors will be offered for an additional cost. To see more information, see the list of scheduled authors and buy tickets, go to womenreadwomenwrite.com.

Gwyn Cready, Meredith Mileti and some of the featured authors are available for interviews. 412-418-9348 or cready@gmail.com

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