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6 Dec

Free Association Reading Series presented by City of Asylum

An intimate evening of live readings with exceptional Pittsburgh writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.
Founded in May of 2016, Free Association Reading Series is for established and emerging Pittsburgh writers of prose, poetry, and non-fiction. Not affiliated with any formal writing programs, FARS is ‘non denominational’ and draws writers from universities, workshops, and those toiling away alone in their garrets.

2020-12-06 5:00 PM 2020-12-06 6:00 PM America/New_York Free Association Reading Series presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, December 6, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Dec

American Monster Reading presented by City of Asylum

Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 75 minutes) American Monster: Love & politics in an age of corruption. Join us for a multicultural poetry reading with Christian Nowlin, Jose Padua, Nikki Allen and Michael Simms presented in partnership with Vox Populi, a public sphere for poetry, politics, and nature. “It is conventional to call ”monster” […]

2020-12-07 7:00 p.m. 2020-12-07 8:30 p.m. America/New_York American Monster Reading presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, December 7, 2020

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Dec

"Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson House

August Wilson House celebrates America’s greatest playwright with a new web series of substantial insider interviews called “Actors Talk August,” streaming on the first and third Monday of each month. Featured are leading August Wilson actors, national and regional, interviewed by Chris Rawson, veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theater critic who chronicled Wilson’s career and came to know him well. The aim is to capture the memories, anecdotes and insights of those who know Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle best, from the inside, and helped to bring it to life.

2020-12-07 8:15 PM 2020-12-07 9:15 PM America/New_York "Actors Talk August" presented by August Wilson House 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, December 7, 2020

8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Dec

Between Poetry and Performance: From Page to Stage with Jasminne Mendez

How is poetry for the theatre and performance different than poetry for the page? How do we write or revise a poem for the stage and what makes it “good”? These are the types of questions we will explore and discuss in this generative writing workshop. We will read persona poems and poems as monologues, and discuss ways to consider how to outline and write a play in verse. We will also discuss the technical elements of performing your work for an audience and share work generated in class with these strategies in mind.

2020-12-08 6:00 PM 2020-12-08 7:30 PM America/New_York Between Poetry and Performance: From Page to Stage with Jasminne Mendez 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Dec

On Confederate Statues in America: Connor Towne O'Neill

Can America overcome the generational effects of 400 years of slavery when monuments honoring Confederate generals and slave traders still stand? That’s the central question in Connor Towne O’Neill’s new book, Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy.

2020-12-09 7:00 p.m. 2020-12-09 8:30 p.m. America/New_York On Confederate Statues in America: Connor Towne O'Neill 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Dec

Film Screening of 'A Worm in the Heart' presented by ReelQ

Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “A Worm in the Heart” hosted by ReelQ. This program includes an exclusive live interview with director Paul Rice and executive producer Liam Jackson Montgomery. The film is a collection of emotionally driven personal interviews captured on the journey that collectively captures the current state of the LGBTQ community in these three countries.

2020-12-14 7:00 PM 2020-12-14 8:30 PM America/New_York Film Screening of 'A Worm in the Heart' presented by ReelQ 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, December 14, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Dec

Out of the Archives: Pittsburgh Revealed 2020

Out of the Archives: Pittsburgh Revealed is a unique selection of moving images created in or about the Pittsburgh region from the 1930s through the 1990s. This program has been carefully assembled to showcase overlooked films and videos and illuminate forgotten people and landscapes of the Pittsburgh region through collaborations with numerous institutional and personal archives in the area.

2020-12-17 7:00 PM 2020-12-17 8:30 PM America/New_York Out of the Archives: Pittsburgh Revealed 2020 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, December 17, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Dec

Between Poetry and Performance: Choreopoems as an Avenue for Joy with Monica Prince

This interactive workshop is intended for writers of all levels who have an interest in slam poetry, performance, hybrid forms, and theater. The workshop will be held on Zoom. Space is limited. Participants should have writing utensils, an internet connection, headphones, and space to move. Participants will receive the meeting link in a reminder email in the days preceding this workshop. 

2020-12-19 3:00 PM 2020-12-19 4:30 PM America/New_York Between Poetry and Performance: Choreopoems as an Avenue for Joy with Monica Prince 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, December 19, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jan

Free Association Reading Series presented by City of Asylum

An intimate evening of live readings with exceptional Pittsburgh writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. Founded in May of 2016, Free Association Reading Series is for established and emerging Pittsburgh writers of prose, poetry, and non-fiction. Not affiliated with any formal writing programs, FARS is ‘non denominational’ and draws writers from universities, workshops, and those toiling away alone in their garrets.

2021-01-10 5:00 PM 2021-01-10 6:00 PM America/New_York Free Association Reading Series presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 10, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Register Here!
12 Jan

CANCELED: Live from Alphabet City: Hugo Cruz and Caminos

Hugo Cruz and Caminos is a Cuban-fusion band led by Hugo Cruz Machado, an award-winning composer, percussionist, and graduate of the Instituto Superior des Artes of Havana, Cuba. Caminos’ rhythms and melodies combine Cuban, Afro-Cuban, African, and American jazz sounds to form a unique style that aims to unify the world’s music expressions in one experience. Tune in and experience their sound!

2021-01-12 7:00 PM 2021-01-12 8:30 PM America/New_York CANCELED: Live from Alphabet City: Hugo Cruz and Caminos 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info CANCELED
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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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