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Local Authors Sharon Dilworth and Chuck Beard

July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About Sharon Dilworth

Sharon Dilworth is the author of two collections of short stories, The Long White and Women Drinking Benedictine, and two novels, Year of the Ginkgo and My Riviera. She has received an Iowa Award in Short Fiction, a Pushcart Prize in Fiction, and a Hopwood Award as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she is the Director of the Creative Writing program at Carnegie Mellon University.


About Two Sides Three Rivers

Local Author CMU professor Sharon Dilworth will be here to sign her book , Two Sides, Three Rivers, a collection of short stories.A cemetery picnic. A quaint home in the Mon Valley. The settings in Sharon Dilworth’s new short story collection will be familiar to Pittsburgh-area readers.





About Chuck Beard

Photographer Chuck Beard is owner of the Abandoned Pittsburgh Gallery. He is Art Director at Pittsburgh Magazine and a prolific photographer in artistic and journalistic media. His ongoing Abandoned Pittsburgh photographic project has led to the publication of three books in the Abandoned Pittsburgh series, with more planned for the future. The project documents the Steel City’s forgotten industrial and community sites where “beauty in decay” still exists. He lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.


About Abandoned Pittsburgh: Steel and Shadows

From the steel-plated inferno of Carrie Furnace and Duquesne Steel Works to the holy shadows that inhabit St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Abandoned Pittsburgh: Steel and Shadows points a lens into these darkened, forgotten places where a haunting beauty still exists.


Abandoned Pittsburgh: Gears and Ghosts

Does a building have a soul? And once it is empty of people, does it still have a story to tell? Abandoned Pittsburgh: Gears and Ghosts continues the series that seeks to explore the Steel City’s industrial past. Locations in this second volume include Connelley Trade School, Engine House No. 16 (believed to be the oldest firehouse in the city), the Garden Theater (and its sordid past), the crumbling Layton Bridge, Homestead Municipal Building (believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the city), and the foreboding Western Penitentiary.



July 12, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm