Cyril Wecht has been in the public eye since the 1960s and his legal and medical expertise has been called on in some of the most high-profile deaths in American history. He’s also never been shy about speaking his mind. This program will be moderated by co-author Jeff Sewald and includes audience q&a.
2020-11-30 7:00 PM2020-11-30 7:45America/New_YorkThe Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
This holiday season, City of Asylum has swan-dived into our archives to bring you some of our most memorable programs for our new series “Staff Pick Favorites.’ Tonight, we’ll be revisiting an evening of readings & discussion celebrating the work of Jaquira Díaz and Kaveh Akbar. This program was presented in partnership with Chatham University’s Creative Writing MFA program, Words Without Walls, and funding from The National Endowment for the Arts.
2020-12-01 7 p.m.2020-12-01 8:00 p.m.America/New_YorkStaff Pick Favorite: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
The Olga Watkins Band has been performing together since 2003. Their original music combines influences of blues, funk, soul, jazz, reggae and rock into a truly unique sound. They have been voted the Best Blues/Jazz Band of the year in the Pittsburgh City Paper on multiple occasions. They perform throughout the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas at clubs, events, fundraisers and festivals.
2020-12-01 7:00 PM2020-12-01 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkCANCELED: Live from Alphabet City: The Olga Watkins Band40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
This holiday season, City of Asylum has swan-dived into our archives to bring you some of our most memorable programs for our new series “Staff Pick Favorites.’ Tonight, we’ll be revisiting an evening of world music with a cross-border concert featuring pipa virtuoso Yang Jin!
2020-12-02 7:00 PM2020-12-02 8:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkStaff Pick Favorite: Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2020-12-06 6:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFree Association Reading Series presented by City of Asylum40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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_YorkAmerican Monster Reading presented by City of Asylum40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2020-12-08 7:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkBetween Poetry and Performance: From Page to Stage with Jasminne Mendez40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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_YorkOn Confederate Statues in America: Connor Towne O'Neill40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2020-12-14 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkFilm Screening of 'A Worm in the Heart' presented by ReelQ40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2020-12-17 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkOut of the Archives: Pittsburgh Revealed 202040 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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.