20 Jan

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. […]

2019-01-20 5 p.m. 2019-01-20 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 20, 2019

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Jan

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for “East meets West,” a program celebrating the eclectic work of Chinese composer Qigang Chen and Chinese poet Huang Xiang.  Hosted by  Earl Lee, this program will feature members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Earl Lee will discuss Qiguang Chen’s unique character, identity, social activism and Chinese influence on western art contextualizing the music. Local […]

2019-01-24 7 p.m. 2019-01-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Jan

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Join us for a reading with Maxwell King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, who will be discussing his recent work The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.  Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and […]

2019-01-27 6 p.m. 2019-01-27 7:30 p.m. America/New_York The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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31 Jan

Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict

(This program will be presented in Spanish with English translation available.) Alia Musica presents chamber music stemming from different aspects of the armed and political conflict in Colombia, with a special appearance by poet Piedad Bonnet (winner of the National Poetry Prize 1994 and the Casa de las Américas award 2014, among others). Bonnet’s poems […]

2019-01-31 7 p.m. 2019-01-31 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict - Alphabet City

Thursday, January 31, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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15 Feb

Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights

Join us for the Pittsburgh launch of The Book of Delights with author Ross Gay!  Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the […]

2019-02-15 5:30 p.m. 2019-02-15 7 p.m. America/New_York Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, February 15, 2019

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Feb

Julian Randall

Join us for a reading with Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winner Julian Randall who will be reading from his collection Refuse.  Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the recipient […]

2019-02-28 7 p.m. 2019-02-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Julian Randall 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Mar

sam sax

Join us for a reading with National Poetry Series winner sam sax who will be reading from his collection Madness.  sam sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator. He is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes & ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of […]

2019-03-14 7 p.m. 2019-03-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York sam sax 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 14, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Apr

Kate Daniels

Please join us for a reading with Kate Daniels, Ellen Smith, and Andy Feathers presented by Michael Simms and Vox Populi. Guggenheim Fellow Kate Daniels’ new book of poems In the Months of my Son’s Recovery describes a mother’s descent into Hell to save her son. What she finds is that she cannot save him – she can save […]

2019-04-05 6 p.m. 2019-04-05 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Kate Daniels 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 5, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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