Local Authors on Mister Rogers’ Lessons

Join Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures for a virtual event with Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, authors of “When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: “How to Raise an Adult”

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ “How to Raise an Adult” – Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & LecturesJulie Lythcott-Haims roots for humans. Humans need agency in order to make their way forward; Julie is […]

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 […]

Children’s Writer Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm – Children’s Writer Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures The Third Mushroom is the hilarious, heartwarming, and much-anticipated sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish by three-time Newbery Medalist Jennifer L. Holm. Jenni […]

Jonah Winter – Children’s Book Biographer

Jonah Winter – Children’s Book Biographer Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of more than 30 nonfiction picture books which promote social justice, facts, […]

Erin Entrada Kelly, author of “Hello, Universe”

2018 Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s bestselling book Hello, Universe celebrates friendship, bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (or hero in Tagalog). In addition to winning the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, Erin […]

Sharon G. Flake, Author of The Skin I’m In – Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Sharon Flake’s award-winning and bestselling debut YA novel, The Skin I’m In is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a Special Edition of the book. It received the Coretta Scott […]

Jason Reynolds – Track Series Bestselling Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an […]

Words & Pictures

Hello, Captain Underpants! Words & Pictures series unites hot authors with Pittsburgh fans

They make kids laugh, send them to magical worlds, and incite empathy through their characters. Their live-and-in-person Pittsburgh visits should not be missed.