1 May

COVID-19 Update on City of Asylum Programs

City of Asylum is suspending all of our programs at Alphabet City for the months of March &April. Given the speed and fluidity of events, we will continue to adapt appropriately and keep you informed.   The bookstore and Brugge on North restaurant are also closed during this time, however the City of Asylum bookstore […]

2020-05-01 2020-05-01 America/New_York COVID-19 Update on City of Asylum Programs - Alphabet City

Friday, May 1, 2020

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2 May

Masterclass: Amy Bishop on Literary Pitches & Queries

Please join us for a presentation with literary agent, Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC, on how to pitch and query your novel or nonfiction proposal to literary agents successfully. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.   So you wrote a book…what’s next? Amy Elizabeth Bishop, literary agent at DG&B, will […]

2020-05-02 2:00 PM 2020-05-02 3:00 PM America/New_York Masterclass: Amy Bishop on Literary Pitches & Queries 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, May 2, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 May

Saeed Jones: How We Fight For Our Lives

Saeed Jones visits City of Asylum for the paperback launch of his acclaimed memoir How We Fight For Our Lives! An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that’s as beautiful as it is powerful. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer […]

2020-05-06 7:00 PM 2020-05-06 8:30 PM America/New_York Saeed Jones: How We Fight For Our Lives 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 May

Memoir Series: Nicole Chung

This season of our memoir series closes out with Nicole Chung’s stirring, bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the conversation.  Nicole Chung‘s All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington […]

2020-05-11 7:00 PM 2020-05-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Memoir Series: Nicole Chung 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 May

Mark Doty: Launch of What Is the Grass

Effortlessly blending biography, criticism, and memoir, National Book Award–winning poet and best-selling memoirist Mark Doty explores his personal quest for Walt Whitman. How does a voice survive death? What Is the Grass is a conversation across time and space, a study of the astonishment one poet finds in the accomplishment of another, and an attempt to grasp […]

2020-05-12 7:00 PM 2020-05-12 8:30 PM America/New_York Mark Doty: Launch of What Is the Grass 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Jun

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Join us for an evening of music and dancing with Kaleta & Super Yamba Band as they return to the COA stage! Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer, guitarist and percussionist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life […]

2020-06-09 7:00 PM 2020-06-09 8:30 PM America/New_York Kaleta & Super Yamba Band 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jun

Das/Matt/Wharton/Naragon Jazz Quartet

Join us for a swinging evening of retro tunes with The Das/Matt/Wharton/Naragon Jazz Quartet! Local artist Dave Watt will live paint during the program! based in Pittsburgh, PA, this quartet performs music that is close to their hearts. Each member has been influenced by many genres of music… and it shows. As a collective, they […]

2020-06-10 7:00 PM 2020-06-10 8:30 PM America/New_York Das/Matt/Wharton/Naragon Jazz Quartet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
6 Jul

Ciné-Concert: Broken Blossoms with AppalAsia

Immerse yourself in the original live score of D.W. Griffith’s film Broken Blossom (1919). Music and percussion performed in real time by Appalasia’s Mimi Jong, Jeff Berman, and Sue Powers. Broken Blossoms depicts a story of critical social issues that result in a grief-stricken tragedy.  It touches on the hardships a Chinese immigrant encounters in […]

2020-07-06 7:00 PM 2020-07-06 8:30 PM America/New_York Ciné-Concert: Broken Blossoms with AppalAsia 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 6, 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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