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Special Book Club Group Promotion With
Jodi Picoult’s New Book, Leaving Time

On behalf of the staff and board of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, we’re delighted to announce the 2014/15 season of Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series featuring these distinguished writers:

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• James McBride, The Good Lord Bird, September 22, 2014
• Simon Winchester, The Men Who United The States, October 6, 2014
• Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time, October 20, 2014
• Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things, November 3, 2014
• Andrew Roberts, Napoleon, November 17, 2014
• Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You, December 8, 2014
• Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped, February 9, 2015
• Sheri Fink, Five Days At Memorial, March 2, 2015
• Dennis Lehane, World Gone By: A Novel, March 23, 2015
• Alexandra Fuller, New Memoir, untitled, April 13, 2015

For more information on each of these upcoming Literary Evenings, click here to navigate to the Literary Evenings page of our website.

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Free Event with Thomas Sweterlitsch, Author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2014
Contact:  Shanna Carrick, 412-622-8866, scarrick@pittsburghlectures.org

Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main – Thomas Sweterlitsch
Thursday, August 7th @ 6pm
Tomorrow and Tomorrow

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the final event in the 2014 season of Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main featuring Pittsburgh based fiction writer Thomas Sweterlitsch.

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The hour long book talk and reading will take place on Thursday, August 7th at 6 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch on Forbes Avenue in Oakland, followed by a book signing with Thomas Sweterlitsch.  The event is scheduled to be held in the Quiet Reading Room on the 1st floor.

The event is free and open to the public, with registration requested.  Event registration is available online at pittsburghlectures.org or by calling Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412.622.8866.  Independent bookseller Mystery Lovers Bookshop will be on site for book sales.

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Elizabeth Wein defends young adult fiction

Photo Credit: David HoCheck out Julie Azzam’s Post-Gazette interview with Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. Ms. Wein will be at the Hill House Kaufmann Center on Wednesday, July 15th to answer questions about your favorite girl pilots, Maddie, Rose, Julie, and Elizabeth herself!

Ms. Wein’s historical novels for young adults, such as the New York Times best-seller, Printz Honor Book, and Edgar Award winning “Code Name Verity” and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor book, “Rose Under Fire,” are painstakingly researched World War II dramas full of historical nuance and complexity. They don’t pander to sentimentality or devolve into the ever-ubiquitous teen romance.

Read more of the article here!

A WICKED PA&L Kids and Teens Season Announced

2014-15 Season Lineup

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting lifelong interest in reading. The series is in its fourteenth season and is presented in association with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth Wein, July 16, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Hill House Kaufmann CenterRose Under Fire

New York Times bestselling writer Elizabeth Wein is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, a book the New York Times called a “fiendishly plotted mind game of a novel.” The WWII thriller follows young best friends, Scottish Resistance spy Queenie and British transport pilot Maddie, who have crash-landed in occupied France in 1943. Queenie is captured by the Gestapo and forced to write her confession in order to stay alive. Code Name Verity was a Printz Honor book and winner of the 2013 Edgar Award.

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Writers LIVE @ CLP Main with Jacob Bacharach

For Immediate ReleaseBend of the World

May 27, 2014
Contact:  Eryn Morgan, 412-578-2464, emorgan@pittsburghlectures.org

Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main – Jacob Bacharach
Thursday, June 5th @ 6pm
The Bend of the World

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce the first event in the 2014 season of Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main featuring Pittsburgh based fiction writer Jacob Bacharach.

The hour long book talk and reading will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 6 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch on Forbes Avenue in Oakland, followed by a book signing with Jacob Bacharach.  The event is scheduled to be held in the Quiet Reading Room on the 1st floor.

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The event is free and open to the public, with registration requested.  Event registration is available online at pittsburghlectures.org or by calling Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at 412.622.8866.  Independent bookseller Mystery Lovers Bookshop will be on site for book sales.

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THE BUTLER wins Film of the Year at the Acapulco Black Film Festival

The winners of the Acapulco Black Film Festival were just announced and we’re glad to share the news that Lee Daniels’ The Butler has won Film of the Year. The Butler was in good company with 12 Years A Slave among its competitors.

The Butler has also been nominated for Best Film in the upcoming 2014 BET Awards.

Join us in celebrating the award with Wil Haygood (author of The Butler) as well as Pittsburgh’s Hill House Association‘s 50th Anniversary, on Monday May 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District. Tickets are available here.

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Wil Haygood is a writer for The Washington Post, and has been described as a “cultural historian.”  He is the author of three iconic biographies:  King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), In Black and White: The Life of  Sammy Davis, Jr., andSweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson.  Wil Haygood is also an associate producer of Lee Daniel’s The Butler.