CMU Press Release about this event: Nalo Hopkinson to speak
Reminder: This Saturday, November 15, at 3 pm, Nalo Hopkinson will present the YA Author Lecture “Keeping it (Un)Real”. Continue reading
Christie Meierz and Jean Martin have had stories published in Zombieied Reloaded and These Vampires Still Don’t Sparkle
On December 8th, the Parsec Board of Directors will be holding a working session that is open to the Parsec membership. The meeting will be held at Rickert and Beagle Books, in Dormont, starting at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Continue reading
Rickert & Beagle Books 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Benefiting Parsec
Parsec is holding its first-ever 24-hour Read-A-Thon fundraiser. Be a Reader or be a Sponsor (or be both!) and help us spread the news about Pittsburgh’s long-running Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror group. Continue reading
Book release: Quest for Sleeping Handsome (children’s book, ages 8-18) Continue reading
ArtDOG is an 18-hour fundraising event through the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Parsec is eligible for some funds to match donations. Funds raised during on 10/2 will be channeled to the YA Lecture Series. The next YA lecture/writing workshop/book signing event will be held on Nov 15 at CMU. Please support Parsec in bringing favorite authors to teen readers and other fans along with instruction in YA writing for all ages.
Children’s book author Caroline Carlson has agreed to give the YA writing workshop on November 15 at CMU in the University Center. (Free parking in the East Campus Garage on Saturdays.)
Other plans for the day’s main lecture are still being worked on. You can help! Even a small donation will go a long way towards bringing outstanding guest speakers to Pittsburgh.
On Thursday, October 2nd we will have the opportunity to help Parsec by donating between 6am and midnight. ArtDOG, or Arts Day of Giving, is enthusiastically sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Both organizations invite the public to make a monetary contribution with the added incentive that all donations up to $1,000 will be partially matched by The Heinz Endowments.
This is our moment to celebrate and thank the arts and culture oriented non-profits we cherish the most. Your commitment furthers the advantage of Pittsburgh as a home, industry backer and playground.
Whether your gift is large or small, dedicated to one organization or split between several, each and every donation is 100% tax deductible and partially matched – making your dollars go even further.
Last ArtDOG nearly $1.9 million was raised! What can we do together this year?
The launch party for Parsec member Josh Bellin‘s debut novel, the Young Adult science fiction adventure Survival Colony 9, will be Tuesday, September 23 at the Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, from 6-7:30 pm. There will be books for sale and signing, cake and other delicacies, prizes, and fun! Here’s the link:
Josh Bellin Book Launch Party at the Mystery Lovers Bookshop
About the book:
Fast-paced and action packed, Survival Colony 9 paints a vivid, gritty landscape of a future world ravaged by war, where a small colony’s hopes for survival hinges on one teenage boy. Can he save himself? Can he save them all?
Joshua David Bellin is a Pittsburgh native, a graduate of Wesleyan University with a PhD. in English from University of Pennsylvania. He taught English and has published three books for college students, including one about monsters. Josh has his own popular blog, YA Guy and belongs to several YA author groups including OneForKidLit, The Fall Fourteeners and Darkly Delicious YA.
Survival Colony 9 already has fans that include fellow YA authors Margaret Peterson Haddix and Jonathan Mayberry who says: “Joshua David Bellin brings serious game in a post-apocalyptic thriller that collides breathless action with devious world building and genuine heart. A terrific novel!”