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Patty Found a Reason to Blog.

Ernest Hemingway once said: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

So with that cheerful inspiration, I begin my first blog-EVER! I am not a writer, I am an arts presenter…..although I do write curtain speeches, contracts and grants, I don’t think I qualify for the title of author. That is also why my blogs will be short. I do not have the writing stamina for anything otherwise.

You are going to hear from me occasionally in the next few months when I send information to reel you into our Spring Conference (June 7-9) in Pittsburgh. (And I will reel you in!) Each blog will feature something that you need to know about the conference. I can’t tell you how excited the PA Presenters’ Board is to have this conference back in Pittsburgh, especially since it will be held during the Three Rivers Arts Festival! The city will be hopping with so much to do. And for that reason, I cannot stress enough: PLEASE register at and make your hotel reservation at the Embassy Suites Downtown – NOW. Rooms are going to go fast due to the festival. We can get as many rooms as we need at the conference rate (by the listed date) until they are filled by festival goers. I am registered and booked. You should do it now before it slips down further on your long list of things to do. You don’t want to miss staying at this beautiful venue.

The hotel is incredible and only a year old. Check out the photos that I took on a recent visit. It is incredibly clean, all rooms are plush suites, the recent construction returned the décor to its original gorgeous design, the free continental breakfast is ridiculous, and I could go on and on. All this for an amazing rate of $169.00 – in the city, really? If you would like to take some extra time in Pittsburgh – the Embassy Suites will honor our great conference rate 3 days before and 3 days after the conference! June is a great month for a vacation, don’t you think?

OK, blog #1 complete….with minimal bleeding.






About the Author:

Patricia Colosimo is the Coordinator of Arts Programming at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford. She is currently on the PA Presenters Board of Directors and The Co-Chair of the 2017 PA Spring Arts Conference.