4 Feb

Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons

Join us in our intimate Word Cellar for an evening of readings by Professor Clifford Bob. Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson will moderate the discussion.  Rights as Weapons examines how governments, corporations, populist movements and other powerful forces use majority rights, property rights, and even human rights as aggressive tools against the weak. Rights are usually […]

2020-02-04 7:00 PM 2020-02-04 8:30 PM America/New_York Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Feb

Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends

Join us for an evening of world music with a cross-border concert featuring pipa virtuoso Yang Jin! This program will feature extremely talented and passionate musicians from all over the world. Together they will explore the relationship between East and West through creativity and virtuosity. The program will feature songs spanning traditional music, world music, classical […]

2020-02-05 7:00 PM 2020-02-05 8:30 PM America/New_York Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Feb

Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar

Join us for an evening of readings & discussion celebrating the work of Jaquira Díaz and Kaveh Akbar, presented in partnership with Chatham University‘s Creative Writing MFA program, Words Without Walls, and funding from The National Endowment for the Arts. Featured Writers: Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary Girls, a Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Selection, […]

2020-02-06 7 p.m. 2020-02-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 6, 2020

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Feb

When Folksongs Bring Freedom

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and Black History Month, Hilliard Greene presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” This performance brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad with words and music; a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century […]

2020-02-09 6:00 PM 2020-02-09 7:30 PM America/New_York When Folksongs Bring Freedom 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 9, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Feb

Renewal of Democracy: James B. Lieber

Can Pennsylvania point the way to a renewal of democracy in the United States? Join us in for an evening of readings and conversation with James B. Lieber, who will discuss the current status of gerrymandering not only in Pennsylvania, but in other states where legislatures are fighting for fairer representation for their constituents. James […]

2020-02-11 7:00 PM 2020-02-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Renewal of Democracy: James B. Lieber 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Feb

Investigative true crime: Patrick Radden Keefe

Join us for an evening of reading, discussion, and book signing with The New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe! PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books. He received the 2014 […]

2020-02-23 6:00 PM 2020-02-23 7:30 PM America/New_York Investigative true crime: Patrick Radden Keefe 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 23, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Feb

TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh

Join us for a reading and book signing featuring contributors to “TENDER a literary anthology & book of spells: evidence.” This collection of poetry, prose and art by Black womxn and femmes in Pittsburgh grew out of a longing for connection and comfort in a city and a world that is not always tender toward […]

2020-02-27 7:00 PM 2020-02-27 8:30 PM America/New_York TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Mar

Debut Novelist: Gabriel Bump

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion with debut novelist Gabriel Bump. In his alternately witty and heartbreaking debut novel, EVERYWHERE YOU DON’T BELONG, Gabriel Bump portrays the life of a young everyman. Claude McKay Love isn’t dangerous or brilliant—he’s just an average kid coping with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures […]

2020-03-19 7:00 PM 2020-03-19 8:30 PM America/New_York Debut Novelist: Gabriel Bump 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Mar

American Monster

American Monster: Love & politics in an age of corruption Join us for a multicultural poetry reading in our intimate Word Cellar venue with Christian Nowlin, Jose Padua, Nikki Allen and Michael Simms presented in partnership with Vox Populi. “It is conventional to call ”monster” any blending of dissonant elements. I call ”monster” every original inexhaustible […]

2020-03-22 5 p.m. 2020-03-22 6:30 p.m. America/New_York American Monster 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 22, 2020

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Mar

Steel City Grand Slam

The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective is proud to present The Steel City GRAND SLAM! featuring the best spoken word poets the Steel City has to offer!  The Steel City Slam brings the city’s top 13 poets together to battle it out! The top 4 scoring poets from this annual GRAND SLAM show will create a team to represent […]

2020-03-29 6:00 PM 2020-03-29 7:30 PM America/New_York Steel City Grand Slam 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 29, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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