Words & Pictures: Naomi Shihab Nye

Join us for a virtual poetry reading and Q&A by current Young People’s Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab […]

Words & Pictures: Laurie Halse Anderson (virtual)

Join us for a virtual Words & Pictures lecture with Laurie Halse Anderson, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures! Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young […]

‘Hola, Amigo’ Bilingual Storytelling (online)

“Hola, Amigo” Bilingual Family Storytelling with 123 Andrés 123 Andrés are the Latin Grammy-winning duo of Christina and Andrés. You may know them for their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin […]

‘Hola, Amigo’ Bilingual Storytelling (online)

“Hola, Amigo” Bilingual Family Storytelling with 123 Andrés 123 Andrés are the Latin Grammy-winning duo of Christina and Andrés. You may know them for their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin […]

5 questions for Vincent Folkes, Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County — and a poem

“I want to use the platform to bring to light issues that I don’t think are spoken about enough.”

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author & illustrator

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Bestselling Author/Illustrator Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his young […]

Author Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park, Bestselling Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Linda Sue Park is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including picture books, middle-grade […]

Author Dan Gemeinhart

Dan Gemeinhart, Middle Grade Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Dan Gemeinhart is an elementary school teacher-librarian and the author of five middle grade novels. His latest heartwarming novel The […]

Jim Rugg, author and illustrator

Jim Rugg, Author and Illustrator Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Jim Rugg is a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, illustrator, and designer who collaborated with author Cecil Castellucci on the […]

Grace Lin, author and illustrator

Grace Lin, Author and Illustrator Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a gorgeous Caldecott Honor-winning […]

RAD Day with author Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes, Award-Winning Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Jewell Parker Rhodes has always loved reading and writing stories. Born and raised in Manchester, a largely African-American neighborhood […]

Kids who love to read help choose the titles for this Pittsburgh bookstore

“The whole idea of City of Asylum is to give under-represented people a voice. Kids are under-represented.”

Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston. Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. […]

Jonathan Auxier book reading

Join us for a reading with Jonathan Auxier, presenting his newest children’s book Sweep. For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys”—orphans owned by chimney sweeps—to clean flues and […]