22 Feb

Youth Author Series: Mahogany L. Browne

Join us for a reading with acclaimed spoken word poet, visionary, and activist Mahogany L. Browne who will present various stories from her many books. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A conversation. Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don’t wear this; don’t smile at that. Don’t have an […]

2020-02-22 3:00 PM 2020-02-22 4:30 PM America/New_York Youth Author Series: Mahogany L. Browne 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 22, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Feb

Patrick Radden Keefe:Say Nothing

Join us for an evening of reading, discussion, and book signing with The New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe! PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books. He received the 2014 […]

2020-02-23 6:00 PM 2020-02-23 7:30 PM America/New_York Patrick Radden Keefe:Say Nothing 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 23, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Feb

Sembène Film Festival: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. A short discussion and Q&A will follow the film. (run time: 118 minutes) Lorraine Hansberry is the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed […]

2020-02-24 7:00 PM 2020-02-24 8:30 PM America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Feb

TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh

Join us for a reading and book signing featuring contributors to “TENDER a literary anthology & book of spells: evidence.” This collection of poetry, prose and art by Black womxn and femmes in Pittsburgh grew out of a longing for connection and comfort in a city and a world that is not always tender toward […]

2020-02-27 7:00 PM 2020-02-27 8:30 PM America/New_York TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Mar

French Conversation Group

Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. (This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2020-03-02 6:00 PM 2020-03-02 7:00 PM America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 2, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Mar

Memoir Series: T Fleischmann

Our Memoir Reading Series continues with T Fleischmann’s memoir Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the discussion.  T Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty and the curator of Body Forms: Queerness and the Essay. A nonfiction editor at DIAGRAM and contributing editor at Essay Daily, they have published critical and creative work in journals such […]

2020-03-02 7:00 PM 2020-03-02 8:30 PM America/New_York Memoir Series: T Fleischmann 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Mar

Patrick Breiner's Double Double

Join us for an evening of jazz with Patrick Breiner’s Double Double! Patrick Breiner’s band Double Double features original compositions written for 2 upright bassists, tenor saxophone, and percussion. They will play pieces from their release Mileage in addition to newer long-form compositions written to highlight and juxtapose groove and openness. Featured Musicians: Patrick Breiner is a […]

2020-03-11 7:00 PM 2020-03-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Patrick Breiner's Double Double 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Mar

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and renowned violinist Alina Ibragimova for an evening celebrating “Fierce & Female” voices in the arts, featuring poets Clare Welsh and Kizza. Guest soloist Alina Ibragimova will play and talk with host Christine Hestwood about her experiences and career as a fast-rising female artist and one of the most accomplished and […]

2020-03-12 7:00 PM 2020-03-12 8:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 12, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Mar

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.  Featured Writers: Dave Newman is the author of six books, including the novel East Pittsburgh Downlow (J.New Books, 2019), and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best […]

2020-03-15 5:00 PM 2020-03-15 6:30 PM America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 15, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Mar

Choreographer Dean Moss: Excavated movements

Choreographer Dean Moss will explore the experience of assimilation with gentle twisted dances, in this performance work titled Your marks and surface. Choreographed and performed by Moss, the various dance solos feature music from acclaimed composer, sound artist, and long-time collaborator Stephen Vitiello, and a live reading of original poetry by Sandra Liu. Featured Performers: […]

2020-03-16 7:00 PM 2020-03-16 8:30 PM America/New_York Choreographer Dean Moss: Excavated movements 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 16, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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