Words & Pictures

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

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Words & Pictures

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

Dav Pilkey

September 17, 2017

Katherine Applegate

October 1, 2017

Sherman Alexie

October 15, 2017

Katherine Paterson

December 3, 2017

Nicola Yoon

January 21, 2018

Bryan Collier & Sandra Neil Wallace

February 4, 2018

Mo Willems: A Special Event for Educators, Librarians, Writers, Illustrators, and College Students.

February 18, 2018

Melissa Sweet

March 11, 2018
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“Here is my secret.
It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart.
Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

Nicola Yoon

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


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Presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Upcoming Lectures

Eric Dorfman

OCT 26

Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow

OCT 30

City Theatre and PigPen Theatre Co.


Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

NOV 13