26 May

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: Jason England was born and raised in New York City, where he spent his youth between a welfare hotel for the homeless in Times Square and a Harlem housing project. […]

2019-05-26 5:00 pm 2019-05-26 6:30 pm America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 26, 2019

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 May

Stewart O'Nan

Join us for a reading with Stewart O’Nan debuting Henry, Himself–a compelling addition to his beloved series about the Maxwell family. This event will be moderated by local author Tom Sweterlitsch. Stewart O’Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In Henry, Himself–a prequel […]

2019-05-28 7:00 pm 2019-05-28 8:30 pm America/New_York Stewart O'Nan 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 May

ReelQ: A Moment in the Reeds

Join us for a screening of A Moment in the Reeds, hosted by ReelQ.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. (Runtime: 107 minutes) A Moment in the Reeds is an intimate drama about the chance encounter of two men by the Finnish lakeside. Leevi, who has left Finland behind to study […]

2019-05-29 7:00 pm 2019-05-29 9:00 pm America/New_York ReelQ: A Moment in the Reeds 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 May

Stories That Heal: Corrine Jasmin

Join us for a reading with Corrine Jasmin, as part of the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series. (This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.) Corrine Jasmin is a writer, artist, and filmmaker currently living in Pittsburgh, Pa using her work as a central tool for healing, loving, and making sense of […]

2019-05-30 7:00 pm 2019-05-30 8:00 pm America/New_York Stories That Heal: Corrine Jasmin 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 30, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Jun

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 […]

2019-06-05 7:00pm 2019-06-05 9:00pm America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Jun

Building Bridges: Welcoming the Stranger

Join us for Building Bridges: Welcoming the Stranger, an evening of storytelling through video, music and theater.  A special multicultural event highlighting the personal stories of African and African American teens and adults living in Northview Heights through alternative and participatory methods of storytelling. Co-sponsored by Sharing Our Story, Somali Bantu Community Association, and Pittsburgh Playback Theatre, […]

2019-06-09 5:00 pm 2019-06-09 6:30 pm America/New_York Building Bridges: Welcoming the Stranger 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, June 9, 2019

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jun

Edward Gauvin: Comics in Translation

Join us for our second program celebrating the work of literary translators. The program will feature Edward Gauvin, translator of comics and graphic novels, discussing why his job is the funnest on the planet. Edward will be joined by Susan Harris, editor at Words Without Borders.   Edward Gauvin knows his job is one of the funnest on the planet, […]

2019-06-10 7:00 pm 2019-06-10 8:30 pm America/New_York Edward Gauvin: Comics in Translation 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, June 10, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Jun

Frances Bartkowski

Join us for a reading with Frances Bartkowski presenting her novel, An Afterlife. This program is presented in partnership with the CMU Humanities Festival.  (This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.) In an Afterlife, young couple Ruby and Ilya meet in a Bavarian displaced persons camp established by the Allies. Both lone […]

2019-06-11 7:00 pm 2019-06-11 8:30 pm America/New_York Frances Bartkowski 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Jun

Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 3 Wood

Join us for an evening of original jazz with vocalist Tania Grubbs.  I AM: Volume 3, Wood is an international journey featuring indigenous woods from different regions. Each song has been carefully selected, arranged and written to interweave nature, architecture, history and sculpture—with wood as the creative focal point. All instruments are made of wood: guitar, […]

2019-06-12 7:00 pm 2019-06-12 9:00 pm America/New_York Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 3 Wood 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Jun

Cave Canem Poets

Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2019 Cave Canem faculty members Cornelius Eady, Ruth Ellen Kocher and Matthew Shenoda! One of Pittsburgh’s most anticipated poetry events returns! Each June since 2010, City of Asylum has presented the poets of Cave Canem. The poets and their readings are unique in their appeal to both devoted and casual poetry audiences. These are […]

2019-06-13 7:30 pm 2019-06-13 9:45 pm America/New_York Cave Canem Poets 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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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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