Brittany J. Thurman
Brittany J. Thurman

Visits & events

I would love to visit your school, or speak at your event. I am located in Pittsburgh, PA, but I’m no stranger to travel!

Contact me via the contact page, or email to arrange a visit.



Introducing Sharon G. Flake for Pittsburgh Arts and lectures

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, I had the pleasure of introducing Sharon G. Flake for her Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures (Word and Pictures) author visit.


Lincoln Elementary, 2019

My school visits include reading (& laughing at) the very first stories I ever wrote, discussing our favorite books, recognizing the main elements of a good story, and making up stories on the spot.


“Book Doctor”

at City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA



On Friday, February 1, 2019- I visited my former elementary school in Louisville, KY for World Read Day. We read stories (WhaT If & Thank You Omu), talked about books and everything writing.


Ties That Bind Panel @ Bookish in the Burgh

I had the pleasure of moderating a talk featuring Jay Coles (Tyler Johnson Was Here) and Rachel Lynn Solomon (You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone), at Bookish In the Burgh the first teen book festival in Pittsburgh. March, 2019


Presenting at the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Children’s literature

October, 2018, I presented at the Virginia Hamilton Conference- Unlocking the Portal to Early Literacy Success in African-American Children.


SCBWI Western PA

Diversity in Children’s Literature