Fundraiser 2018

For the Love of Books

2018 Fundraiser Poster (1)

Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00am – 2:30pm
The AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh Branch is pleased to announce
our first annual visiting authors event, ”For the Love of Books.”
Three talented female authors will discuss their books and answer questions during a panel presentation: Kathleen George, PH.D, Natasha Garrett, Ph.D. and Rosemary Hanrahan, MD.

An exciting day awaits you!

  • 10:00am – The event starts with Danish accompanied by coffee and tea.
    Spend time visiting the vendors and bidding on the silent auction items.
  • 11-12:30 – Enjoy the panel presentation as the authors discuss their books.
  • 12:30-1   – Authors’ books are available for purchase and book signing.
    Make any last minute bids and purchases.
  • 1:00pm   – Enjoy your tea with tea sandwiches, salad, and dessert.
  • 2:00pm     – Announcements of the winning bids and raffle winners.

Cost: $40.00 includes entrance to the event, light refreshments in the morning, authors’ presentations, and tea, tea sandwiches, salad & dessert.

Location: La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Zappala Center)

Registration: Registration and payment are required by September 28. Checks should be made payable to AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh. Send your check to Betty Kroniser, Financial Officer, 920 Camelot Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please include your email address to receive your email confirmation.

Your participation assists us to
Raise funds for our scholarships and
Support our mission for women and girls.

 About the Authors: 

Kathleen George, Ph.D.

Kathleen George is the bestselling author of a series of thrillers set in Pittsburgh where she lives and where she is a professor of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. Kathleen Elizabeth George is an American professor and writer best known for her series of crime novels set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She teaches theatre arts at the University of Pittsburgh and fiction writing at the Chatham University Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Natasha Garrett, Ph.D.

Natasha Garrett was born and raised in Macedonia and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she serves as a Director of International Student Services at La Roche College. Her poetry, personal essays and translations have appeared in Transnational Literature, Gravel, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Arts and Letters, and other publications.  She is the editor of “Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest.” She obtained her PhD in Education at the University of Pittsburgh, and her Master’s in English Literature from Duquesne University.  


Rosemary Hanrahan, M.D. 

Rosemary Hanrahan is a physician, author and professional coach with 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and 25 years of experience practicing anatomic and clinical pathology. She has lived and volunteered in developing countries such as Nepal, Botswana and Haiti.

When Dreams Touch, Rosemary’s first novel, was released in 2014 and has received multiple awards and recommendations. Rosemary’s has published articles in academic journals and nonprofit newsletters. For her shorter literary pieces, she has received several awards for travel related essays and poetry.

The mother of two adult sons, Rosemary lives in Western Pennsylvania, and is the founder of Beyond Words Wellness Resources, LLC. Beyond Words Wellness offers coaching and consulting for individuals and organizations in healthcare, nonprofit and academic sectors who seek to align purpose, passion and well-being, and who are at risk for compassion fatigue. Rosemary’s coaching style is thoughtful, compassionate, active and strategic.