19 Oct

Exiled Voices: City of Asylum Resident Writer Reunion

Celebrate 15 years of sanctuary with a reading from City of Asylum’s former Writers-in-Residence! Our 15th anniversary celebration begins with a special reunion reading by five former City of Asylum Exiled Writers-in-Residence: Huang Xiang (China), Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador), Khet Mar (Burma), Israel Centeno (Venezuela), and Yaghoub Yadali (Iran). This one-night-only event is an opportunity for to discover or reconnect with the writers […]

2019-10-19 3:00 PM 2019-10-19 4:30 PM America/New_York Exiled Voices: City of Asylum Resident Writer Reunion 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, October 19, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Oct

Birth on the Border

Join us for a film screening of Birth on the Border followed by a discussion curated by Women Make Movies with filmmaker Ellie Lobovits. (film run time: 28 mins) This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border legally to give birth in Texas, putting their hearts and bodies […]

2019-10-22 7 p.m. 2019-10-22 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Birth on the Border 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Oct

ReelQ: Unsettled (Seeking Refuge in America)

Join us for the regional premiere of UNSETTLED (Seeking Refuge in America), hosted by ReelQ. UNSETTLED a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees & asylum seekers . Fleeing intense persecution from home countries, these individuals chronicle their resettlement in the US.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. Runtime: 84 minutes. […]

2019-10-23 7 p.m. 2019-10-23 9:00 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Unsettled (Seeking Refuge in America) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Oct

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of global freedom music with the award-winning revolutionary jazz ensemble The Afro Yaqui Music Collective performing Mirror Butterfly: The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite, and poetry by Magdalena Gómez’s Erased: A Poetic Imagining on the Life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a postcolonial big band which […]

2019-10-24 7 p.m. 2019-10-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Oct

Sembène Film Festival-CHISHOLM ’72

Join us for a screening of CHISHOLM ’72 presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival in our intimate Word Cellar venue. (Runtime 77-minute) CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & unbossed (2005) is the definitive historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1972. Following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy in […]

2019-10-27 6 p.m. 2019-10-27 7:30pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival-CHISHOLM ’72 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 27, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Oct

Outside the Academy: Transatlantic Histories

Join us for a reading and conversation with history professors Philipp Stelzel (Duquesne University) and Molly Warsh (University of Pittsburgh) as part of our Outside the Academy Lecture Series. They will share their newly released books, their research, and answer audience questions.   Featured Books: A comprehensive account of how German and American historians after World War II tackled […]

2019-10-28 7 p.m. 2019-10-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy: Transatlantic Histories 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Oct

Latinx & Proud! Series: Denice Frohman

Join us for our first reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This inaugural program of our Latinx & Proud! Series will feature Denice Frohman, M. Soledad Caballero, Tanya Shirazi and Zeca Gonzalez. Featured Performers: Denice Frohman is a poet and performer from New York City. A CantoMundo Fellow, she’s received residencies and awards from the National Association of […]

2019-10-29 7 p.m. 2019-10-29 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Latinx & Proud! Series: Denice Frohman 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 Oct

Off Minor Jazz: Celebrating Ray Brown

Please join us for a concert celebrating the music of Ray Brown, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series! Pittsburgh-born “Jazz Master” Ray Brown pioneered the solo spotlight on the bass. Along with Jimmy Blanton and Oscar Pettiford, Brown was a virtuoso timekeeper and soloist who set the standard for future generations of bassists. In this edition of […]

2019-10-30 7 p.m. 2019-10-30 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz: Celebrating Ray Brown 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Nov

Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Join us for a generative poetry workshop with guest poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Space is limited, but open to all community members of all levels. Bring your own writing supplies.  The Beautiful Terrible: How to Get All of It Into the Poem  Why is it so hard to get the deep sorrow and the deep joy […]

2019-11-02 2 p.m. 2019-11-02 5:00 p.m. America/New_York Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, November 2, 2019

2 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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3 Nov

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Rocket Fantastic. Poet Shannon Sanky will open the program.  Like nothing before it, Rocket Fantastic transfigures the landscape and language of gender and the body. Its poems are populated by figures both familial and fabular: a prodigal brother and a relentless father; the Hermit, […]

2019-11-03 6 p.m. 2019-11-03 7:30pm America/New_York Gabrielle Calvocoressi 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 3, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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