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Youth Express: Youth Shakespeare Society, Romeo & Juliet

January 7, 2023 – 10:35 am | 14 views
Youth-Shakespeare-Society From 01/07/2023: Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh previewing performance of Romeo & Juliet showing 1/13 and 1/14 (7 pm) and 1/15 (2 pm) at the Carnegie Stage, 26 W. Main St., Carnegie, Pa. With director Ella Craig (16, Lincoln Park), assistant director Sarah Ake (16, Lincoln Park), fight choreographer Johnna Lefebvre (Robert Morris University), and actor Emma Anne Perman (15, PA Cyber Charter School). 

Youth Express: Poets Helen, Katherine, Resa & Audrey

November 12, 2022 – 10:05 am | 132 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 | 74 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 | 52 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 | 28 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".

Youth Express: Writers Elaine, Maddy, Eva & Natalie

October 29, 2022 – 10:35 am | 100 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 | 74 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 | 75 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

Youth Express: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards

October 15, 2022 – 10:35 pm | 94 views
SimonH From 10/15/2022: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Labsy Awards honorees Simon Hirsh and Richie Gozansky (Grade 8, Falk Laboratory School)

Youth Express: Writers Mia, Everest, Kay, and Avery

October 8, 2022 – 10:35 am | 65 views
P1050276 From 10/08/2022: Mia Sanford (City Charter High School Grad), Everest Gray (11th grade Quaker Valley High School), Kay Mi (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior High) and Avery Slagle (11th grade, Penn Hills Senior High School) recipients of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest with short prose