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Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Ed Simon

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) Ed Simon tells the story of Pittsburgh through this exploration of its hidden histories—the LA Review of Books calls it an “epic, atomic history of the Steel City.” The land surrounding the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers has supported communities of humans for millennia. Over the past four centuries, it … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Bruce Ledewitz

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Update (2/1/22) - This event was previously scheduled for January 20th. It will now take place on March 3rd, 2022.  REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) In The Universe Is On Our Side, Bruce Ledewitz argues that there has been a breakdown in American public life that no election can fix. Americans struggle to even converse … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Ken Gormley

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) Thirty years in the making, The Heiress of Pittsburgh is a love story about people, places, and simple virtues that flourished in the working-class towns of past generations. Pittsburgh takes center stage in this sweeping legal drama where well-known landmarks – from Kennywood Park, Carrie Furnace, and Union Switch and Signal in the Monongahela Valley; to the Cathedral of Learning and the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland; to the … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Maxwell King & Louise Lippincott

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) American Workman presents a comprehensive, novel reassessment of the life and work of one of America’s most influential self-taught artists, John Kane. With a full account of Kane’s life as a working man, including his time as a steelworker, coal miner, street paver, and commercial painter in and around Pittsburgh in the … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – The No Club

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) The No Club started when four women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together over $10 bottles of wine to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, yet trailing behind their male colleagues, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them from the work most essential to … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Alberta Arthurs

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) Alberta Arthurs, Co-Editor, in conversation with contributing writers Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society at PBS NewsHour and Cristal Truscott, playwright, director, scholar, culture worker, facilitator, and founder of Progress Theatre. In the midst of a devastating pandemic, as theaters, art galleries and museums, dance stages, and concert halls shuttered … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Tuhin Das

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE for In-Person Seating Tuhin Das is a Bengali poet, activist, political columnist, short story writer and essayist. His work is widely published in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. He is the author of eight poetry books in his native language. Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness, translated from Bengali by Indian translator … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Words & Pictures” – Rita Williams-Garcia

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) 1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family’s objections, to sit for a portrait. While Madame plots her last hurrah, stories that span generations—from the big house to the fields—of routine horrors, buried secrets, … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Mihaela Moscaliuc & Judith Vollmer

In poems of compassion and social justice, Mihaela Moscaliuc’s Cemetery Ink probes borders and memory to work through understandings of belonging—from places (including her native Romania) and histories to ways of knowing, loving, and grieving. She is also the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model and Father Dirt and the translator of Liliana Ursu’s Clay and Star and Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the … Continued

POSTPONED — Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “New & Noted” – Suzanne Simard

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

UPDATE 7/12/22 — This event has been postponed. Ticket holders for the originally scheduled date of Thursday 7/14 will be able to use their tickets for the new date, which will be announced as soon as possible. REGISTER HERE for in-person seating. This is a paid event. Your ticket includes a paperback copy of Finding … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “New & Noted” – Ruth Ware

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE for in-person seating. This is a paid event. Your ticket includes a hardcover copy of The It Girl, available for pick up at the event. A livestream is not available.  The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “spine-tingler” One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her … Continued

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Jen Spyra

CLP - Main (Oakland) Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

REGISTER HERE (In-Person Seating) or HERE (Livestream) A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than … Continued

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