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July 1, 2012
Writers LIVE @ the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater with Nora Zelevansky, Thursday, July 26th @ 6pm
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July 10, 2012
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Nora Zelevansky with Semi-Charmed Life
Special Location at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater!
Writers LIVE, Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6pm
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of writer Nora Zelevansky on Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland. Zelevansky’s visit is part of Writers LIVE @ CLP - Main, a series of free live appearances from nationally acclaimed authors and promising up-and-comers with personal or literary connections to Pittsburgh. Nora Zelevansky’s Writers LIVE book talk and reading is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Museum of Art and will be held in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.
Nora Zelevansky is a lifestyle journalist for publications including ELLE and SELF Magazine, and online journals including Style.com and Salon.com. Her book, Semi-Charmed Life, is a comedic, quirky, pop culture-packed, coming-of-age story about Beatrice Bernstein, a directionless college senior from an artistically offbeat Upper West Side New York family, including a famous curator mother. When Beatrice is invited to ghostwrite a blog, by the almost ethereal socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, she’s swept up in the life of late-night parties and seemingly endless red carpet appearances as Veruca’s highly-fashionable shadow. But, at what cost? Beatrice quickly learns that appearances can be deceiving.
Nora Zelevansky has her tongue firmly in her cheek in describing the novel as “an extremely commercial romantic social satire with magic realism.” Nora’s debut novel, Semi-Charmed Life, is the first of a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Press and was published on July 3, 2012.
The connection to Pittsburgh comes through Nora’s parents, Paul and Lynn Zelevansky. Lynn is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art and Paul is an artist, writer, and teacher. Nora lives a bi-coastal life between Brooklyn and Los Angeles, but frequently comes to Pittsburgh to visit her parents.
The July 26 program with Nora Zelevansky will take place at 6 pm, followed by a book signing with the author. The event is free and open to the public with registration, available online at pittsburghlectures.org or by calling Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412.622.8866. Independent bookseller Mystery Lovers Bookshop will be on site for book sales.
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About Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures:
Founded in 1991, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is a non-profit 501(c)(3) literary, performing arts organization, as designated by the City of Pittsburgh. The unique mission of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is to connect world-class authors and their work with the local community and, in doing so, to elevate the quality of civic discourse in Pittsburgh through the presentation and discussion of the universal human values of literature. Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures produces an annual series of literary lectures sponsored by The Drue Heinz Trust. In addition, the organization produces a literary series for children and families in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, as well as special events featuring niche writers and storytellers, with the purpose of encouraging interest in the lifelong pursuit of reading.
About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation’s libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region’s most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
July 18, 2012
Nora Zelevansky article about the new literary genre, "New Adult"
Check out this guest post, The "New Adult" Market, written by Nora Zelevansky, about a newly emerging genre in literature combining Young Adult, Women's and Literary Fiction. And make sure to catch Nora Zelevansky next week at Writers LIVE here in Pittsburgh! Thursday, July 26th @ 6pm in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.