Written by Colin Williams
Hello everyone! You may have noticed my name at the top of your daily newsletter last week. I thought today would be a great day to introduce yourself so you know who is working behind the scenes every weekday. Let’s go into FAQ mode so we can get to know each other better:
What is your origin?
I have been living in Pittsburgh since 2015. Although I grew up in Kent, Ohio, my mom grew up here, so I’ve been visiting Steel City since childhood. In college, I studied English and German (both of which I am more or less fluent in). Prior to The Incline I worked in education in places like Children’s Museum and Arts Ed Collaborativeand I wrote freelance for outlets such as Bandcamp and Very local. My partner Jill and I live in Upper Lawrenceville with our two cats Gregor and Tulip. I am also partly a local historian and I am discreetly fascinated by our two slopes and almost 800 sets of city steps.
Why The Incline?
As a writer, I want to get to the heart of the story. I hope this newsletter can become (or remain) your only window to what’s going on in the city, and I look forward to adding detailed reports on locals, places to visit, and issues that affect all of us. in ‘Burgh. My goal is to keep you up to date by highlighting news that might normally fall under your radar. After all, we have 90 whole neighborhoods to exploreeach with its own business, masters and custodians of knowledge.
Wait, wasn’t Colin already in The Incline?
Will we regain features like opening restaurants and brewery brackets?
You are sure. Incline did an amazing job maintaining the warmth of the seat for me. I already have a list of restaurant discoveries. Soon we will have all the features you know and love, as well as some new ones that we think you will also enjoy.
What do you like most about Pittsburgh?
It’s difficult … I’m not sure I can narrow it down to one place, but I like the bright art scene of our city and our closeness to nature. Opportunity to drink beer and see modern painting Blurred one day and sit by the fire in Raccoon Creek State Park the next is quite special. Whether you are a sculptor or a fisherman, here really everyone will find something for themselves.
What is an interesting fact about you?
Outside of writing, I do home brewing, gardening, tidying up our 120-year-old home and embroidery. My favorite thing to embroider is cards! You may have seen my brand, Knot in scalein markets such as Handmade Arcade 2019. Pittsburgh is full of creative energy – it’s a great city where you can learn, do and buy art.
Where can we meet you at ‘Burgh?
If you see me in the wild, it will most likely be at a brewery, on a bike or at an art event. Our town has a fantastic beer scene and I love trying new varieties of varieties, riding on local railroad tracks and visiting bands in places like Mr. Smalls.
How can we contact you about stories, reviews and ideas?
You can email me [email protected] or write to any of our social media accounts @theinclinepgh!! I welcome your ideas, photos, suggestions, comments, etc. If you enjoy reading about heavy metal, embroidery, the literary world and sportswear, you can also subscribe to me on Twitter @colinwimbles. Our readers make this post the way it is and I can’t expect it from you!