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May 31, 2012
Writers LIVE @ CLP Main with Ron Tanner, Wednesday, June 6 @ 6pm
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2012
Contact: Eryn Morgan, 412-578-2464, email@example.com
Author Ron Tanner, A Memoir of Love and Historic Restoration
From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story
Writers LIVE @CLP-Main, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6pm
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the appearance of writer Ron Tanner on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6 pm, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland. Tanner’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. Ron Tanner’s Writers LIVE lecture is presented in partnership with Preservation Pittsburgh.
Ron Tanner is an award-winning author who has written a memoir about his painstaking restoration of an 1897 Queen-Anne style row house in Baltimore. His book, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story, recounts the story of buying the 4,500 sq. ft. brownstone with his girlfriend, Jill Eicher, embarking on a complex and demanding restoration, and falling more in love with the house and each other in the process. The book shares what Urbanite Baltimore 1.31.12 described as “how one couple undid a decade’s worth of frat-boy damage and found a haven for their relationship.” Tanner teaches creative writing at Loyola University, Maryland, and lives in the home with his now-wife, Jill.
The connection to Pittsburgh comes through Preservation Pittsburgh, a local community group supporting the restoration of historic homes and endorsing Ron Tanner’s book. Preservation Pittsburgh is providing promotional support for this Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main event and will have informational materials available at the event.
The June 6 program with Ron Tanner 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 encouraged. Event registration is available online at pittsburghlectures.org or by calling Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412.622.8866. Copies of Tanner's book will be available for purchase from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
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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. www.pittsburghlectures.org
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. www.clpgh.org
About Preservation Pittsburgh:
Preservation Pittsburgh is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to preserving our region's historic, architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. Its purpose is to assist individuals and organizations in preserving the integrity of the architecture and physical surroundings they value. Preservation Pittsburgh's primary goal is to promote the importance of preservation issues in the deliberations and decisions of public officials, private groups, developers and the general public. www.preservationpittsburgh.org
May 31, 2012
Ron Tanner travels "From Animal House to Our House"
Check out this great article written by Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter Chris Ramirez. His story gives more details of the historic restoration process undertaken by Ron Tanner, a writer and histric preservation advocate. Ron Tanner will appear as part of Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main on Wednesday, June 6th at 6PM. His talk will include a 40 minute live presenation about historic preservation and his own experiences transforming a Queen Anne-style historic brownstone from a former fraternity house into his home.