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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Lois Lowry

RADical Days Virtual Program
October 18, 2020
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Jerry Craft

Virtual Program
November 22, 2020
Headshot of Lauren Tarshis

Lauren Tarshis

Virtual Program
December 13, 2020
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Laurie Halse Anderson

Virtual Program
January 28, 2021
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Pam Muñoz Ryan

Virtual Program
February 7, 2021
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Naomi Shihab Nye

Virtual Program
March 11, 2021
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You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Words & Pictures is generously supported by:


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

Media Sponsor


Upcoming Lectures

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Laila Lalami

OCT 26

Mo Rocca


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Margaret Atwood


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Lily King

NOV 16