Bookish in the ‘Burgh @ Home
About: Due to Covid-19, the physical Bookish in the ‘Burgh, Pittsburgh’s Teen Book Festival scheduled for March 2020 was cancelled, however, a new digital programming series, Bookish in the ‘Burgh at Home was launched. This series provides past festival attendees and more with Teen Book content and virtual events all year round!
Opportunities: Interviews with Festival Director Kelsey Ford and access to register for virtual events.
All events are recommended for ages 13-18.
Virtual Novel Writing Group
Eight classes offered July 14th - September 1st
Hosted by Kelsey Ford, novelist and creator and director of Bookish in the 'Burgh, and Bookish Teen Ambassadors, this group will provide support and resources for teens currently writing or seeking to write novel-length work in any genre.
Virtual Book Club Discussion - LET ME HEAR A RHYME
July 26, 2020
Hosted by Kelsey Ford, novelist and creator and director of Bookish in the 'Burgh, and Bookish Teen Ambassadors, this virtual book club will discuss the acclaimed novel LET ME HEAR A RHYME written by Tiffany D. Jackson.
Virtual Writing Workshop - Crafting Authentic Characters
August 16, 2020
Attendees will join Kelsey Ford, novelist and creator and director of Bookish in the 'Burgh, for a FREE writing workshop about crafting authentic characters.
BNY Mellon presents JazzLive @Home
About: BNY Mellon presents JazzLive @Home is a free online video series produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Throughout the summer and early fall, the series will showcase some of the finest jazz musicians on the scene today, from Pittsburgh and beyond, and give viewers an inside look at musician’s influences and careers, reflections on current events, and more.
The series begins in July with Sean Jones! Upcoming dates will be announced on TrustArts.org for the JazzLive @Home virtual series, that will also feature jazz artists Kenia, Alton Merrell, David Throckmorton, Theron Brown, Lynn Speakman, Thomas Wendt, Kevin Howard, and Roger Humphries + RH Factor.
Opportunities: Interviews with artists and Creative team.
Harris Theater @ Home
About: Harris Theater @ Home is a virtual cinema accessible through our website. Patrons can purchase tickets to films currently unavailable for public rental or sale and the film distributor will share a portion of their ticket payment with the Harris Theater.
Below are the films screening during the month of July. If you are interested in reviewing a film and/or would like additional information or assets for any film, please contact Lucy Friedman-Bell at email@example.com.
Guest of Honour, directed by Atom Egoyan
Available starting July 17
Jim (David Thewlis) and his daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the latest film from Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), which weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness.
Days of the Whale, direced by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
In Spanish with English Subtitles
Available starting July 24
In director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo's promising debut, two young street artist/activists fall attactively in love against the backdrop of the gang subculture of Medellín, Colombia.
Rebuilding Paradise, directed by Ron Howard
Available starting July 31
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard led a filmmaking team to Paradise, California just after the town was destroyed by the deadliest fire in California's history. Over a year with Paradise residents, the team documents the residents' efforts to recover what was lost even as their hope and spirit are challenged by continued adveristy.
Camps for Creatives (On Sale Now)
About: This summer, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is bringing art directly to families through Virtual Camps for Creatives. The Trust provides the resources, support, and structure for the week so that kids can let the creativity flow all summer long!
Opportunities: Interviews with Program Manager Seth Laidlaw.
This program offers three different virtual camps:
Writing is Everywhere Camp - Virtual
Mon, Jul 13, 2020
For Students Entering Grades 4-6
Visual Arts Camp - Virtual
Mon, Jul 20, 2020
For Students Entering Grades 4-6
Theater Production Camp - Virtual
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
For Students Entering Grades 7-9