Individual tickets are on sale now for the 2019-20 Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings program, which features top authors speaking at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
The lectures, which can also be purchased through a subscription, often sell out. The shows all start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 to $35.
Here’s who is scheduled to speak this season:
Sept. 23: Sigrid Nunez, author of the novel “The Friend,” a story of love, friendship, grief, healing and the transcendent bond between a woman and her dog
Oct. 14: Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author whose latest book is “How to Be an Antiracist”
Oct. 18: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. Her latest book is “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”
Nov. 11: Madeline Miller, bestselling author of “Circe,” a feminist retelling of “The Odyssey”
Nov. 25: Reza Aslan, writer and scholar of religions who wrote “God: A Human History”
Dec. 9: Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner whose latest, “The Overstory,” is a novel of environmental activism.
Jan. 20, 2020: Carmen Maria Machado, author of the genre-bending short-story collection “Her Body and Other Parties” and her memoir of queer domestic violence, “In the Dream House”
Feb. 10: Tommy Orange, whose debut novel “There There” won multiple awards
March 9: Esi Edugyan’s “Washington Black” is an epic adventure about a boy who rises from slavery to become a man of the world.
April 6: Michael Ondaatje, author of “The English Patient,” has a new novel “Warlight,” a mesmerizing tale of violence and love, intrigue and desire set in the decade after World War II.
Find details and other Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures programs at pittsburghlectures.org.
— Susan Jones