literary walk

Arts & Literature in Old Allegheny

Arts & Literature in Old Allegheny

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Snacks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

My name is Arlan. A Pittsburgh native, I received my MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and have completed research at the University College of Wales and at the University of Padua. In 2015, after teaching literature and creative writing for seventeen years at two local colleges, I purchased City Books, Pittsburgh’s acclaimed bookstore established in 1987. In the years since I took…
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What we’ll do

The City Books Experience is a 90-min (about 5000 steps, if you're counting) walking introduction to the legacy of arts & letters in Pittsburgh and the North Side in particular. The walk focuses on the birthplaces and early lives of Mary Cassatt, Robinson Jeffers, Stephen Foster, Andrew Carnegie, Willa Cather, Andy Warhol, Martha Graham, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Upon returning…

What else you should know

Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate outerwear for the weather. Pittsburgh skies can be unpredictable and we will take the walking tour in all but the most extreme conditions.

What I’ll provide

Snack & tea/coffee/water
Happy to take requests and accommodate special dietary needs.

What to bring

Good walking shoes
Camera
Umbrella (if necessary)

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literary walk
$40 per person
$40 per person