PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The inaugural Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books, a free event featuring authors from Pittsburgh and across the country, will take place this weekend at East Liberty.
Award-winning actor, singer, director and writer Billy Porter returns to his hometown to headline the event. The festival features a variety of other authors and poets.
Explore all different types of writing, from fiction to nonfiction, creative nonfiction to poetry, children’s literature to comics, and more.
In addition to the many adult authors, there will also be an area dedicated to children.
The festival is set for Saturday May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It spans across six venues: Bakery Square, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty, Duolingo, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Kelly Strayhorn Theater and The Maverick.
CBS News Pittsburgh is digitizing the festival with “Beyond the Cover,” a series of interviews with some of the authors participating in the event. They are sharing their stories and tips.
They come from a variety of backgrounds and genres, including mystery, fiction, creative nonfiction, and more. Check them out here.
Author of books for children and young adults Sharon Flake
Creative non-fiction author Lee Gutkind
President of Duquesne University and author Ken Gormley
Poet and author Jan Beatty
Mystery author Jeffrey Siger