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Poetry to the People Tour:
Hitting the Road to Bring Books & Poetry to
Readers Across the Country

Poetry to the People's SpeakEasy Bookmobile comes to Pittsburgh!
Saturday, June 15th at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Poetry reading with local teen and adult poets in the South Wing Reading Room at 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Visit the Bookmobile at the Portal Entry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public!

About The SpeakEasy Bookmobile

The SpeakEasy Bookmobile 27-foot-long box truck, retrofitted with bookshelves that allow for open-air access. The Bookmobile will offer free books, literary magazines, and opportunities for public browsing to readers of all ages at every stop on their nationwide tour. The Bookmobile will also provide requested books and classroom sets for schools, libraries, books-to-prison programs, and other literacy partners and institutions.

Educators, Teachers, and Librarians:
If you would like to make book requests for your school, fill out this form.

Requested books will be available for pick up at the Portal Entry between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


About the Tour

Starting in New York and ending in New Orleans, House of Speakeasy and Narrative 4 are embarking on an 1,800-hundred-mile road trip from New York City to New Orleans, delivering books to underserved communities, including schools, libraries, and prisons, while offering poetry workshops and readings along the way.


The tour will depart from Pioneer Works in Red Hook, and make stops in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Floyd County, Columbus, Nashville, Oxford, Jackson, Arnaudville, Lafayette, and New Orleans.

Learn more at poetrytothepeople.org
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