Words & Pictures

Words & Pictures presents acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators to readers of all ages.

Patricia Polacco on stage

Words & Pictures

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Elizabeth Acevedo

October 7, 2021

Kelly Yang

October 24, 2021

Sharon Draper

November 21, 2021


February 6, 2022

Rita Williams-Garcia

May 26, 2022

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You do not let your words stunt unknown possibilities.”

Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap When You Land

Words & Pictures is generously supported by:



EQT Foundation
The Grable Foundation
J.B. Finley Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee

Upcoming Lectures

Alberta Arthurs

Are the Arts Essential?

MAY 12

Tuhin Das

Tuhin Das

MAY 18

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Rita Williams-Garcia

MAY 26

Mickey Rowe

Mickey Rowe