19 Jan

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for the season return of intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.  Featured Writers: Chiwan Choi is the author of 3 books of poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press, 2010), Abductions (Writ Large Press, 2012), and The Yellow House (CCM, 2017). He wrote, […]

2020-01-19 5:00 p.m. 2020-01-19 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 19, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Jan

Art of Translation Series: Sara Khalili 

A celebration of acclaimed Persian translator Sara Khalili kicks off the new season of our Art of Translation Series. Sara will read from her acclaimed translations of Shahriar Mandanipour’s novels MoonBrow and Censoring an Iranian love story, and discuss the diversity and complexity of Shahriar’s prose styles, which makes him one of the most difficult […]

2020-01-20 7:00 PM 2020-01-20 8:30 PM America/New_York Art of Translation Series: Sara Khalili  40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 20, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Jan

Latinx & Proud! Series: Carlos Andrés Gómez

Join us for a reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series will feature Carlos Andrés Gómez, Diannely Antigua, Juno Nascimento, and Rosa Iris Alvarez.  Featured Performers: Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet from New York City & the author of Hijito (ee-HEE-toe), winner […]

2020-01-21 7:00 PM 2020-01-21 8:30 PM America/New_York Latinx & Proud! Series: Carlos Andrés Gómez 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Jan

George DeLancey Quartet

Join us for an evening of jazz with the George DeLancey Quartet celebrating the release of their second album “Paradise!” Featured Musicians: George DeLancey is a native of Cambridge, OH, and a veteran of the New York City Jazz Scene. He is a former student of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Michigan State […]

2020-01-22 7:00 PM 2020-01-22 8:30 PM America/New_York George DeLancey Quartet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Jan

Pittsburgh Songwriters in the Round

It all begins with a song. In this acoustic, Nashville-style round, four songwriters will take turns sharing their original songs and the stories behind how they were written. Presented in cooperation with the Pittsburgh, PA Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.  Featured Songwriters: KIM MAVERICK is a singer-songwriter-scribbler obsessed with the power of storytelling. She […]

2020-01-26 6:00 PM 2020-01-26 7:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Songwriters in the Round 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 26, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Jan

Surround with Alia Musica

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please contact us at 412-435-1110 to ask about our waitlist policy Immerse yourself in the sound-world of a harp sextet. In Surround, a landmark piece from Pittsburgh new music composer Federico Garcia-De Castro, six harps encircle the audience creating a concert experience like no other.   Surround employs familiar and innovative harp-playing […]

2020-01-27 7:00 PM 2020-01-27 8:30 PM America/New_York Surround with Alia Musica 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info SOLD OUT
2 Feb

The Deryck Tines Gospel Choir

The Reverend Deryck Tines and the Deryck Tines gospel singers present “We Shall Overcome Someday!” An evening of hand clapping, soul stirring, foot stomping gospel singing and music from the recently released live project “We Shall Overcome Someday”- a medley of traditional gospel songs, spirituals and hymns from the last 100 years of the black […]

2020-02-02 6:00 PM 2020-02-02 7:30 PM America/New_York The Deryck Tines Gospel Choir 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 2, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Feb

Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons

Join us in our intimate Word Cellar for an evening of readings by Professor Clifford Bob. Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson will moderate the discussion.  Rights as Weapons examines how governments, corporations, populist movements and other powerful forces use majority rights, property rights, and even human rights as aggressive tools against the weak. Rights are usually […]

2020-02-04 7:00 PM 2020-02-04 8:30 PM America/New_York Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Feb

Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends

Join us for an evening of world music with a cross-border concert featuring pipa virtuoso Yang Jin! This program will feature extremely talented and passionate musicians from all over the world. Together they will explore the relationship between East and West through creativity and virtuosity. The program will feature songs spanning traditional music, world music, classical […]

2020-02-05 7:00 PM 2020-02-05 8:30 PM America/New_York Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Feb

Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar

Join us for an evening of readings & discussion celebrating the work of Jaquira Díaz and Kaveh Akbar, presented in partnership with Chatham University‘s Creative Writing MFA program, Words Without Walls, and funding from The National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the discussion. Featured Writers: Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary […]

2020-02-06 7 p.m. 2020-02-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 6, 2020

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
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City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange.

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