Words & Pictures

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

Patricia Polacco on stage

Words & Pictures

Lectures are held at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland.

Photo of Meg Medina

Meg Medina

September 30, 2018
Photo of Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman

October 14, 2018
Photo of Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

October 28, 2018
Photo of Sharon Flake

Sharon G. Flake

December 2, 2018
Photo of Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly

January 6, 2019
Photo of Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter

February 10, 2019
Photo of Jennifer Holm

Jennifer L. Holm

March 3, 2019
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“Sometimes life calls on you even when you don’t raise your hand.

Erin Entrada Kelly, Hello, Universe

Words & Pictures is generously supported by the following foundations, schools, and organizations:


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Presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


EQT Foundation
The Grable Foundation
The Succop Family Charitable Foundation

Upcoming Lectures

Adam Ehrlich Sachs

MAY 30

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Neal Stephenson

JUN 17

James Patterson

JUN 27

Naomi Wolf

JUL 15