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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5 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe)

Join us for a screening of A Dry White Season presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio […]

2019-03-05 7 p.m. 2019-03-05 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 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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16 Mar

Storytelling with Lyn Ford

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Lyn Ford.   Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller who shares the gifts and heritage of orature from her Affrilachian family.  Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, an award-winning writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for […]

2019-03-16 3 p.m. 2019-03-16 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Lyn Ford 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, March 16, 2019

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Five Fingers for Marseilles

Join us for a screening of Five Fingers for Marseilles presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Sesotho with English subtitles.) Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to […]

2019-03-18 7 p.m. 2019-03-18 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Five Fingers for Marseilles 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 18, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Mar

Amitava Kumar

Join us for a reading with author Amitava Kumar who will be presenting his newest book Immigrant, Montana. The author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot now gives us a remarkable novel–reminiscent of Teju Cole, W. G. Sebald, John Berger–about a young new immigrant to the United States in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, […]

2019-03-20 7 p.m. 2019-03-20 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Amitava Kumar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising

Join us for a screening of Burkinabè Rising presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in French, English & Moore.) Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant […]

2019-03-25 7 p.m. 2019-03-25 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 25, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 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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18 Apr

Yoko Suzuki Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Yoko Suzuki Trio! Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan […]

2019-04-18 7 p.m. 2019-04-18 9 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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