Words & Pictures

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

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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
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Lauren Tarshis

Virtual Program
December 13, 2020

Laurie Halse Anderson

Virtual Program
January 28, 2021

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Virtual Program
February 7, 2021

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:



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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Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski

JUN 24

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Maggie Smith

AUG 11

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Joy Harjo


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Brit Bennett