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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is thrilled to continue our autumn “Stories That Heal” event series this October! “Stories That Heal” is a free author series featuring local authors whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. During the event, authors will read an excerpt from their book and be interviewed about their lived experience, followed by an audience Q&A. Attendance is free and walk-ins are welcome; however we appreciate you letting us know you’ll be attending at https://bit.ly/2p6fi9s! Our October event will feature Rep. Mike Schlossberg, author of “Redemption: Book One of the Spades Trilogy”!

–About the Author–
Mike Schlossberg has been a writer since he wrote his first short story in eighth grade, a Star Wars fanfiction. While he claims it was terrible, the creative passion followed him into adulthood.

Serving as a State Representative in Pennsylvania, Mike has had the chance to make a difference. The problem closest to his heart is mental health, where he strives to break the stigma surrounding those who suffer from mental illnesses and give them hope. For Mike, this issue is personal, as he has been treated for depression and anxiety related disorders since he was 18. It was this desire to help which drove him to write Redemption, his first novel, but not his first book. That honor goes to Tweets and Consequences, an anthology about the varied ways elected officials have destroyed their careers via social media.

–Accessibility Information–
The Carnegie Library of East Liberty is fully ADA compliant, having accessible parking, an accessible entrance, bathroom,, etc. The front entrance on South Whitfield St. is ramped, and has automatic doors. Access from the parking lot on Tamelo Way is through the doors adjacent to the outside book drops, and then via elevator to the main and other floors. If you need further information or assistance from the library, you can call them at 412-363-8232.

ASL interpretation will be provided by Sign Language Interpreting Professionals (SLIP). We can save seats in the front row for those who will need the interpreter or need to be close for lip reading if we know in advance. Large signs will be near the entrances. If you need to request a space in the front row or any other accommodations, please contact Nicole Campbell at ncampbell@namikeystonepa.org.

–Parking information–
Behind the library (the side of the building Tamelo Way), there are two lots with pay stations, one on Tamelo Way and the second is on South Beatty St.

–Bus Line Information–
71A, 71B, 71C, 74, 75, 77, 82, 86, 87, 88, 89 all stop here