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

Photo of Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi


Photo of Terry Miller

Terry Miller

JAN 13

Photo of Bruce Ledewitz

Bruce Ledewitz

JAN 20

Photo of Douglas Stuart

Douglas Stuart

JAN 24