Words & Pictures

Previous authors presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Patricia Polacco on stage


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo

Photo of Avi


Photo of Sharon Draper

Sharon Draper

Photo of Rita Williams Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia

Photo of Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang


Headshot of Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson

Headshot of Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft

Headshot of Lois Lowry smiling into camera, wearing a blue sweater. She is a senior white woman with short grey hair.

Lois Lowry

Headshot of Naomi smiling into the camera

Naomi Shihab Nye

Headshot of Pam smiling into the camera

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Headshot of Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis


Dan Gemeinhart headshot

Dan Gemeinhart

Jarrett Krosocka headshot

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Grace Lin headshot

Grace Lin

Linda Sue Park headshot

Linda Sue Park

Jewell Parker Rhodes headshot

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jim Rugg headshot

Jim Rugg


Photo of Sharon Flake

Sharon Flake

Photo of Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm

Photo of Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly

Photo of Meg Medina

Meg Medina

Photo of Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Photo of Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman

Photo of Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter


Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie

Katherine Applegate

Bryan Collier & Sandra Neil Wallace

Katherine Paterson

Dav Pilkey

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

Nicola Yoon


Kwame Alexander

Chris Grabenstein

Ann M. Martin

Patricia Polacco

Robert Sabuda

Gene Luen Yang

Fierce Reads:

Emma Mills, Anna Banks, Marissa Meyer, and Caleb Roehrig


Cece Bell

Kate DiCamillo

Kevin Henkes

Lois Lowry

Stephan Pastis

Rainbow Rowell

Jacqueline Woodson

Upcoming Lectures

Jan Beatty


Colm Toibin

SEP 16

Pico Iyer

SEP 30

Victoria Chang

OCT 24