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29 Nov

Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water in Appalachia

Author Kris Maher joins us in person to discuss his work in conversation with Andrew Conte, Director of the center for Media Innovation at Point Park University. 

2021-11-29 7:00 PM 2021-11-29 8:30 PM America/New_York Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water in Appalachia 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 29, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Dec

Bebop Fairy Tales: On Jazz, Intolerance, and Baseball

Mark Ruffin, known as the afternoon drivetime DJ for SiriusXM’s Real Jazz channel, joins us virtually live to read from his collection of “jazz short stories,” Bebop Fairy Tales.  A scintillating blend of historical fiction with jazz and, yes, baseball—the collection weaves connections between the two great and uniquely American pastimes, and explores how both are an expression and arbiter of race in America.  

2021-12-01 7:00 PM 2021-12-01 8:30 PM America/New_York Bebop Fairy Tales: On Jazz, Intolerance, and Baseball - Alphabet City

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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5 Dec

Aaron Johnson's AJFive: Songs for Tomorrow

An evening of original music composed by Dr. Aaron J. Johnson.  Dr. AJ’s music reflects a wide spectrum of the black experience. Ranging from the Carnival to field hollers and from fellowship to desperate longing, this music is drenched with blues and funk, but also expresses the hopes and strength of the struggle for social justice and human rights. 

2021-12-05 6:00 PM 2021-12-05 7:30 PM America/New_York Aaron Johnson's AJFive: Songs for Tomorrow 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, December 5, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Dec

Brown Album w. Porochista Khakpour

Novelist Porochista Khakpour joins City of Asylum live for a reading and conversation centering her collection of essays Brown Album. From the much-acclaimed novelist and essayist, this beautifully rendered, poignant collection of personal essays chronicles immigrant and Iranian-American life in our contemporary moment.

2021-12-07 7:00 PM 2021-12-07 8:15 PM America/New_York Brown Album w. Porochista Khakpour 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Dec

The Pastor: Reading w. Hanne Ørstavik & Martin Aitken

Hanne Ørstavik is best known to the English-speaking audience for her novel Love, a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award in Translated Literature and winner of the PEN Translation Prize. Hanne joins us live from her home in Norway (at 11pm at night) to discuss her most recent English translated novel The Pastor, also joining the conversation is translator Martin Aitken, whose translation of this extraordinary novel rings with the brilliance and rigor of a master.

2021-12-12 5:00 PM 2021-12-12 6:30 PM America/New_York The Pastor: Reading w. Hanne Ørstavik & Martin Aitken - Alphabet City

Sunday, December 12, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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13 Dec

In-Dialogue series Presented by the #notwhite collective

The #notwhite collective in-Dialogue series features conversations with BIPOC, AALANA, indigenous and immigrant artists and arts administrators. 

2021-12-13 7:00 PM 2021-12-13 9:00 PM America/New_York In-Dialogue series Presented by the #notwhite collective - Alphabet City

Monday, December 13, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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20 Dec

Bell'Art Ensemble: TREASURES

With flexible instrumentation, guest musicians and eclectic programming, the Bell’Art Ensemble commits to breaking down preconceived ideas about classical music in order to connect chamber music with a new audience. They produce the Living Room Chamber Music Project, a decade-long series of concerts designed to bring classical music out of the concert hall and into intimate spaces.

2021-12-20 7:00 PM 2021-12-20 8:30 PM America/New_York Bell'Art Ensemble: TREASURES 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, December 20, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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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