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Interview: CSA Performance Series, Perdita

November 26, 2022 – 8:35 am | 47 views
NHT Web (1920 × 1080 px) - 2 From 11/26/2022: Playwright Nathan Wagner with a preview of Perdita, running 12/1 (8 pm) and 12/2 (11 am and 8 pm) as part of the New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series.

Interview: Western Pa. Model Railroad Museum

November 19, 2022 – 7:20 am | 17 views
WPMRM-JLFoundry From 11/19/2022: Bill Humphrey with details on the 34th annual Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum holiday show, Gibsonia, now through 1/15/23.

Youth Express: Poets Helen, Katherine, Resa & Audrey

November 12, 2022 – 10:05 am | 106 views
IMG_3289 From 11/12/2022: Helen Zhang (Grade 12, Winchester Thurston), Katherine Odenthal (Grade 10, McKeesport Area High School), Resa Lascek and Audrey Coleman (both Grade 11, Mt Lebanon High School) share poetry as part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Ralph Munn Creative Writing Competition.

Youth Express: Anna Mares Poetry

November 5, 2022 – 10:35 am | 59 views
2022LabsMunn_Logo From 11/05/2022: Anna Mares (Wheaton College, freshman) shares Militant Violins, a poem honored in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest.

Youth Express: Javian and Micha

November 5, 2022 – 10:25 am | 45 views
IMG_3266-1 From 11/5/2022: Friends Javian (Pittsburgh CAPA) and Micha (Pittsburgh Sci-Tech) join us to talk about their experience in school through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Express: Lindsay Liebro, “Wasted Potential”

November 5, 2022 – 10:05 am | 16 views
Liebro-Wasted-Potential From 11/5/2022: Lindsay Liebro (Belmont University, freshman), an honoree of the Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards, shares her song submission, "Wasted Potential".

Interview: Penguin Problems in the Galapagos Islands, Bridgette Purdue

November 5, 2022 – 7:20 am | 30 views
From 11/5/2022: Bridgette Purdue of Alumni Theater Company with details on Penguin Problems in the Galapagos Islands - A Staged Reading featuring actors from Alumni Theater Company and DEMASKUSTheater Collective, 11/7 (6 pm), August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Youth Express: Writers Elaine, Maddy, Eva & Natalie

October 29, 2022 – 10:35 am | 93 views
IMG_3256 From 10/29/2022: Elaine Gombos (Grade 12, Shady Side Academy), Maddy Ng (Grade 11, Oakland Catholic), Eva Dubreil (Grade 10, Upper St. Claire High School), and Natalie Shaffer (Grade 10, Deer Lakes High School) share short prose as part of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest.

Youth Express: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards

October 29, 2022 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_3254 From 10/29/2022: Simon Nigam and Brynn Campbell, 11th grade students at Pittsburgh CAPA, share info on their Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Award winning projects.

Youth Express: City Theatre Young Playwrights Grace & Margaret

October 22, 2022 – 10:35 am | 67 views
20221022_110032 From 10/22/2022: Playwrights Grace Ruschak (9h grade, Belle Vernon High School) and Margaret Mateya (12th grade, Bethel Park High School) along with City Theatre Director of Education Katie Trupiano on this 2022 City Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, 10/29 and 10/30