From the Director

Dear Friends,

Stephanie Flom Square Crop 2014This season we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and our presentation of 286 acclaimed authors during the past 24 years. Their range of topics has been wide and their depth of knowledge and insights, fathomless.

We celebrate the prepared words of these authors and also the dialogue that has ensued when questions have been asked by audience members. We celebrate the community conversations that continue into the evening, the following day, or even years later, provoked by the memory of a comment from a Lecture author.

We also celebrate the school and community visits Lecture authors have made throughout the years and the profound impact they have had on students.

We celebrate the visionary staff and board members who founded Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures in 1991. We stand on your shoulders. And we celebrate those of you, in the audience, who have been attending throughout our history, for you have formed the foundation of our literary community.

We celebrate the Drue Heinz Trust for its belief in the importance of presenting high-quality writers to share their creative process, research, wisdom, and truths … Continue reading

2015-16 Literary Evenings

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Announces Authors for 2015-16 Literary Evenings,
Monday Night Lecture Series, Carnegie Music Hall
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Héctor Tobar opens
25th Anniversary Season of
Literary Evenings

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures announces its lineup of accomplished authors scheduled to appear for the 2015-16 Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series, sponsored by The Drue Heinz Trust:

  • September 21, 2015, Héctor Tobar, Deep Down Dark
  • October 12, 2015, Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl, The Red Tent
  • October 26, 2015, Ruth Reichl, Delicious!, Tender At The Bone
  • November 2, 2015, David Mitchell, New Release! Slade House, The Bone Clocks, Cloud Atlas
  • November 16, 2015, Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction, Field Notes From A Catastrophe
  • December 7, 2015, Andrew Solomon, Far From The Tree, Noonday Demon
  • January 25, 2016, Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy
  • February 15, 2016, Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
  • March 14, 2016, Daniel James Brown, The Boys In The Boat
  • April 4, 2016, Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See

The season opens with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and expert on Latin America Héctor Tobar, who was chosen to tell the riveting story of 33 trapped Chilean miners. His book, Deep … Continue reading

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announce Authors on Tour

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Announce
Authors on Tour
Presenting Spring Line Up of Richard Flanagan, Chuck Palahniuk, and Celeste Ng

Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have teamed up to experiment with a new concept and opportunity for Pittsburgh—presenting authors who are on a national publicity tour, either with a new hardback or recent paperback book release, in a beautiful marquee setting for audiences to enjoy at very affordable prices. Three authors are scheduled for this spring: 2014 Man Booker Prize Winner Richard Flanagan, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, and debut novelist, originally from Pittsburgh, Celeste Ng. All of the authors will appear at the historic Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall in Oakland, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Explains Stephanie Flom, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, “Authors on Tour is something new and in addition to our venerable Monday Night Lecture Series (which is going into its 25th season) , our long-time Kids & Teen Series, and the free Writers LIVE … Continue reading