History matters for so many reasons.
For New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Steve Berry and his wife Elizabeth Berry, Executive Director of International Thriller Writers, history is important because it establishes roots and creates community pride. It teaches, inspires, makes our communities more attractive and encourages travel and tourism. Saving our historical assets and preserving our past teaches us about ourselves.
Carnegie Library is Pittsburgh is delighted to welcome Steve Berry and Elizabeth Berry to the Library on April 2 for a series of special fundraising events. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Fund at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, established to preserve and enhance the Library’s cultural treasures, including historic collections, artifacts and facilities, while helping make them accessible to the public.
Below are details on the Writer’s Workshop, Cocktail Reception and Writers LIVE!
Join us and be inspired by Steve’s message that history truly does matter.
History Matters Schedule of Events – Thursday, April 2
Writer’s Workshop | 11 am – 3 pm
led by Steve and Elizabeth Berry
CLP- East Liberty
Cost: $100 (includes lunch)
Steve’s writing workshop is a master class on the craft of writing. In it he shares what has made him a New York Times and internationally bestselling author with 15 million books in print worldwide. His techniques work for fiction, non-fiction and memoir and are equally useful for absolute beginners, aspiring writers and published authors, all of whom have taken his workshop.
Workshops are broken down to four 50-minute sessions with a 10-minute break between each. The fourth session is by Elizabeth Berry, Steve’s wife, a literary marketing executive and the Executive Director of the International Thriller Writers. The day concludes with a Q&A and book signing.
Cocktail Reception | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
with special guests Steve and Elizabeth Berry
CLP – Main (Oakland), Large Print Room
Please join us at a special reception to raise awareness about the need to protect, restore and conserve the Library’s cultural treasures. Presentation and remarks at 6:15.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Please bring a valid photo ID.
Writers LIVE! | 7 – 8 pm
Featuring Steve Berry, author of The Patriot Threat
CLP – Main, Lecture Hall
Presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Tickets: Free with registration
Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone adventures, four stand-alone thrillers and four short-story originals. His latest novel, The Patriot Threat, which features an appearance by Pittsburgh’s Andrew Mellon, dares to ask the startling question: is our federal income tax legal?
A book signing follows the program with copies of the author’s books available from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
Reservations are required for all three events. Call 412.622.6276 for more information.
~ Melissa F.