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Shaler Alumna to Participate in 3rd Annual Artists & Authors Festival

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Shaler High School alumna A. K. Downing, author of the young adult novel “Into the Air”, will join a talented group of 20 authors and 30 artists at the Shaler North Hills Library on May 20 from 10am-3pm.

The 3rd Annual Artists & Authors Festival will be held in the SNHL Community room and will highlight visual and written talent from the Pittsburgh area. Downing will be among the other authors selling and signing books as well as discussing their writing processes and publishing choices. In addition, the festival will showcase beautiful works of art which will be available to purchase.

“There is more local talent in the North Hills than people may realize,” says Downing, now a resident of Bradford Woods. “Amazing books of all genres are being written locally – from young adult fiction to historical romance and mystery.”

Downing, whose novel was recently added to the SNHL collection, is excited to be “going home.” “It’s an honor to be included in the event at SNHL. I visited the library with my Grandmother as a child and have watched it grow

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