City Books welcomed Cheryl Werber during Season 4 of Shelf Life to discuss her work and the work of Write Pittsburgh. Cheryl has a Master’s Degree in non-profit organizational leadership and writes creative non-fiction, memoir, and several genres of fiction. She is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing program through Carlow University and has been a twelve-time participant of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Write Pittsburgh is a program collective that amplifies voices, empowers writers, and encourages relationships that build writer agency and foster relationships that grow and strengthen community. They envision a strong community of writers and storytellers empowered through social, emotional, and mental health learning, nurtured through creative support, uplifted by community engagement, and valued through equity and inclusion.

Write Pittsburgh’s workshops are specifically and intentionally designed to: Encourage autonomy and self-direction, provide accessible opportunity and access to resources, and encourage experimentation and self-expression in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The collective believes in the inherent value of writing, the inherent value of individuals, and in the inherent value of literary citizenship in uplifting our community.