Words & Pictures: Patricia Polacco
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213
Single tickets are $11 and are available at the box office from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
Words & Pictures is supported by The Grable Foundation and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation
Patricia Polacco is the award-winning illustrator, designer, and creator of more than 90 beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, Junkyard Wonders, Thank you, Mr. Falker, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother.
Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists who come from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She describes her family members as marvellous storytellers. “My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping corn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about their homeland and the past. We are tenacious traditionalists and sentimentalists… With each retelling our stories gain a little more Umph!”
A book signing will follow the program on the first floor of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.