Each day, Safe Passage provides nearly 500 children and 100 parents with education, social services, and the chance to move beyond the poverty their families have faced for generations. Safe Passage is a refuge for children facing difficult situations marked by extreme poverty, neglect, and abuse. Safe Passage is a gateway out of poverty. To learn more about them, visit their website here: https://www.safepassage.org
Abandoned Pittsburgh comes to life through the voices of several local writers. Come hear and see how Chuck Beard's evocative and distinct photographs have inspired stories of Pittsburgh authors including Anjali Sachdeva, Arlan Hess, Sharon Dilworth, Jane Bernstein, Jane McCafferty, Tess Allard, Jen Bannan, and Jesse Welch.
The event will be held at the Pump House in Homestead. Come see how abandoned buildings and iconic local sites give way to intriguing voices from the past and present.
Refreshments will start at 7PM and readings shortly after that.
Join us for a conversation with Sharon Dilworth and Chuck Beard about Pittsburgh, the city's evolution and stagnation, and where they find inspiration. They will both be discussing their latest creative projects, which give unexpected and honest portrayals of Pittsburgh as it struggles to modernize. Find out what they find intriguing, awe-inspiring, and appalling.
We’re combining our love of reading and craft beer to celebrate the release of Sharon Dilworth's Two Sides, Three Rivers at Abandoned Pittsburgh on March 16th. We'll have books for sale and locally crafted brews from Voodoo Brewery on tap. Anyone (of age) who buys a copy of Sharon’s new book will get a free beer in appreciation. We hope to see you there!