Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Doris Kearns Goodwin at Carnegie Music Hall

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Doris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In her illuminating exploration, Leadership in Turbulent Times, she draws upon the extraordinary and inspiring qualities of four presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Frank Santoro at Carnegie Library (Oakland)

Pittsburgh is the story of a family, and a city. Frank Santoro (Storeyville and Pompeii) faces a straightforward yet heart-rending reality: His parents, once high-school sweethearts, now never speak to each other—despite working in the same building. An extraordinary reimagining of the comics form to depict the processes of memory, and a powerful, searching account of a family taking shape, falling apart, and struggling to reinvent itself, as the city around them does the same.

This free event is at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Register here.

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Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Madeline Miller at Carnegie Music Hall

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Classics scholar Madeline Miller appeared on eighteen Best Books of 2018 lists with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Circe, a feminist retelling of The Odyssey from the perspective of the banished goddess who turns men into pigs. Circe follows her prize-winning debut The Song of Achilles.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Marilyn Nelson and Sonia Sanchez

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Join award-winning poets Marilyn Nelson & Sonia Sanchez in conversation at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. Marilyn Nelson is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Robert Frost medal, and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation, among many other honors. Sonia Sanchez is one of the foremost leaders of the Black Arts Movement and has received the PEN Writing Award, the American Book Award for Poetry, the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the National Education Association Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Arts Foundation.

This free event is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Poets Aloud series. It is presented in partnership with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the POETRY LEGACIES series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Register here.

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Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Reza Aslan at Carnegie Music Hall

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Reza Aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. In God: A Human History, he thoughtfully explores the history of religion as an attempt to understand the divine by giving God human traits and emotions. In layered prose and with accessible scholarship, Aslan cohesively roots out this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Powers at Carnegie Music Hall

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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Richard Powers’ sweeping, impassioned (and bestselling) novel of environmental activism, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Carmen Maria Machado at Carnegie Music Hall

Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending short-story collection Her Body and Other Parties was one of the hottest books of 2017. In her revolutionary memoir, In the Dream House, Machado writes about her personal experience of queer domestic violence, and gives readers essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Orange at Carnegie Music Hall

There There is the shattering debut novel by Tommy Orange that caught the critics by storm, winning multiple prizes, and topping year-end Best Book lists. At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable, the instant classic is a stunning portrayal of urban Native American life.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Esi Edugyan at Carnegie Music Hall

Prize-winning novelist Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black is an epic adventure about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a man of the world. Named a 10 Best Books of 2018 by the New York Times, this “lush, exhilarating travelogue reminiscent of Jules Verne” (New Yorker) asks, what is true freedom?

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Ondaatje at Carnegie Music Hall

Man Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient and recipient of the Golden Booker, Michael Ondaatje’s newest novel is Warlight, a mesmerizing tale of violence and love, intrigue and desire. The dramatic story is set in the decade after World War II told through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two unwitting teenagers.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ibram X. Kendi at Carnegie Music Hall

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National Book Award-winning scholar, Ibram X. Kendi energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America with How to Be an Antiracist, a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Sigrid Nunez at Carnegie Music Hall

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Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend, a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the transcendent bond between a woman and her dog. The novel became an instant New York Times bestseller and made Nunez an overnight literary sensation more than two decades after she published her debut novel.

This event is at Carnegie Music Hall and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Buy tickets here.

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Angie Cruz at Carnegie Library (Oakland)

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, a finalist in 2007 for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), and is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Her new novel, Dominicana, is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

This free event is at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series, and is presented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Register here.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

A is for Archive at Carnegie Library (Oakland)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains an icon of the 20th century and a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. He also was an obsessive collector. Join us to celebrate the newly released publication, A is for Archive, featuring curated selections from Matt Wrbican (1959 – 2019), who was the foremost authority of Warhol’s personal collection. The talk features Abby Franzen-Sheehan, Director of Publications at The Andy Warhol Museum, followed by a discussion with Warhol scholar, Blake Gopnik and Erin Byrne, The Warhol’s archivist.

This free event is at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland and is part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Made Local series, and is co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum. White Whale is proud to be the official bookseller. Register here.

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