Paper + Dirt
Paper + Dirt is an evolving spatial and programming project that illuminates the entanglement of movement practices and creative practices by exploring the spaces in which these practices take place, the community that gathers around them, and the ephemera and printed matter that is born from them.

The reading room and bookshop is located at 7105 Reynolds St just beyond Frick Park - Pittsburgh’s largest municipal park. Growing out of its proximity to this large green space, the reading room is a third space, a place to tune in, slow down, and connect deeply, while surrounded by thought-provoking publications.

Upcoming community programming will invite collaboration and co-inquiry from writers, designers, athletes, artists, and naturalists across Western Pennsylvania.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Events we’re organizing and happenings in the neighborhood and beyond that we’re excited about. 
06_01_24 Bookshop Opening Party
3-6pm @ 7105 Reynolds St

06_02_24 Dan Boyarski Photo Montage Opening Reception 
5-7:30pm @ 5806 Bryant St

06_07_24 Wine & Cheese
6-9pm @ Stephen Hankin Art Studio, 408 Lloyd St

07_17_24 Frick Park Trail Race_01

07_24_24 Frick Park Trail Race_02

07_31_24 Frick Park Trail Race_03

08_07_24 Frick Park Trail Race_04

07_19_24 Trail Running Film Fest 
6:30-10:30pm @ 3ROC

Fall 24 BIPOC Climbing Festival @ NRG


We’re looking for sponsors to help make this event possible. If you’re committed to promoting inclusivity, adventure, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and outdoors community we’d love to have you as a sponsor! The Trail Running Film Festival will be held on July, 19th at 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. You can read the 2024 Global Tour Press Release here.

GOLD: $500

This amount helps us cover both the costs of the licensing fee and the venue rental! This is huge in making this event possible.

SILVER: $200

This contribution is helpful in covering the general costs of hosting the event and specifically renting a venue to screen the films at.

BRONZE: $100 

Any amount helps! This contribution helps cover the cost of licensing the film so we can share it with the Pittsburgh community.

We appreciate any donation you can make! Thank you for considering sponsoring the 2024 Trail Running Film Festival. If you have any questions please reach out to Mak or Chas at