Tickets for Classrooms and Libraries
Words & Pictures: Authors to Schools
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents a variety of programs for students and schools that connect celebrated national authors to local audiences.
Our Children’s Author’s series, presented in association with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, includes a presentation by the author and a question and answer session followed by refreshments, activities, and book signing in the Library’s Children’s Room. The lectures are usually held on Sunday afternoons in the historic 600-seat Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.
Single tickets are $11 and groups of five or more can obtain a group discount of $8 per ticket. The season will be officially announced on our website and brochures will be mailed this summer. If you’re an educator or librarian looking for tickets for a group of students please contact us at 412.622.8866 or email Shanna Carrick.
If you would like to receive a brochure and email notices of Authors to Schools visits/video conferences for your school sign up here!
While tickets are affordable, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures works with area schools, libraries, after school programs, and mentors to provide scholarship tickets to under-served students who have read the author’s work and would benefit from attending the lecture. If you’re an educator or librarian looking for tickets for a group of students please contact us at 412.622.8866 or email Shanna Carrick.
For our Ten Evenings lectures discounts are available to teachers, students, and schools at a discounted rate of $10 per student for groups of 5 or more. Please call 412.622.8866 to place your order.
Authors to Schools Visits & Videoconferencing
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures sends each visiting author to an area school for a one hour Question and Answer session the Monday following the lecture. While the visit is hosted at one school, as many as six other schools actively participate through video conferencing technology, and an unlimited number of schools can log in to view the event.
If you would like to receive email notices of Authors to Schools visits/video conferences for your school sign up here!
Watch previous school visits online!
Stephan Pastis’ school visit on February 22, 2016
View other previous school visits:
- Chris Grabenstein’s school visit on February 13, 2017
- Ann M. Martin’s school visit on September 29, 2016
- Kevin Henkes’ school visit on January 25, 2016
- Lois Lowry’s school visit on November 23, 2015
- Cece Bell’s school visit on November 9, 2015
- Kate DiCamillo’s national video conference, presented in partnership with Candlewick Press, on October 15, 2015
What Teachers Are Saying
‘This personal exchange with the author helped to bring their reading alive for my students. In addition, they became a “community” of learners and readers exchanging thoughts and ideas as a group as well as with the author. They had all read at least one of Angleberger’s books and now they all want to read the 2nd and/or 3rd in the series. This is what it is all about….making these connections creates better readers and ultimately life-long readers as well as communicators. They are no longer reading in isolation but using this forum for the interplay of ideas. Great experience. I want to thank you and the supporting foundations for this opportunity. “
–Carson Middle School
(Tom Angleberger Event)
“A heartfelt thank you goes out to you and your entire team for making the Lois Lowry visit to O’Hara possible. Her presentation was everything we could have hoped for. The students were engaged and enthusiastic.”
–O’Hara Elementary School
(Lois Lowry Event)