16 Mar

Storytelling with Lyn Ford

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Lyn Ford.   Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller who shares the gifts and heritage of orature from her Affrilachian family.  Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, an award-winning writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for […]

2019-03-16 3 p.m. 2019-03-16 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Lyn Ford 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, March 16, 2019

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Five Fingers for Marseilles

Join us for a screening of Five Fingers for Marseilles presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Sesotho with English subtitles.) Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to […]

2019-03-18 7 p.m. 2019-03-18 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Five Fingers for Marseilles 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 18, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Mar

Amitava Kumar

Join us for a reading with author Amitava Kumar who will be presenting his newest book Immigrant, Montana. This event is co-sponsored by CMU’s Literary and Cultural Studies Colloquium & The Humanities Festival. The author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot now gives us a remarkable novel–reminiscent of Teju Cole, W. G. Sebald, John Berger–about a young new […]

2019-03-20 7 p.m. 2019-03-20 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Amitava Kumar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Mar

John Corbett

Join us for a reading with John Corbett downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. There will also be a book signing of Pick Up the Pieces upstairs before and after the program.  Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious cults, mega corporations, glitzy glam, […]

2019-03-22 7 p.m. 2019-03-22 8:30 p.m. America/New_York John Corbett 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, March 22, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising

Join us for a screening of Burkinabè Rising presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in French, English & Moore.) Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant […]

2019-03-25 7 p.m. 2019-03-25 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 25, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Mar

Amirtha Kidambi: Elder Ones

Join us for a concert with Elder Ones featuring lead vocalist Amirtha Kidambi.   As Ben Ratliff wrote in the New York Times, “the aggressive and sublime first album by the band Elder Ones, Holy Science, is a kind of gauge for how strong and flexible the scene of young musicians in New York’s improvised and […]

2019-03-26 7 p.m. 2019-03-26 9 p.m. America/New_York Amirtha Kidambi: Elder Ones 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Apr

French Conversation Group

(This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2019-04-01 6 p.m. 2019-04-01 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 1, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Apr

Kate Daniels

Please join us for a reading with Kate Daniels, Ellen Smith, and Andy Feathers presented by Michael Simms and Vox Populi. Guggenheim Fellow Kate Daniels’ new book of poems In the Months of my Son’s Recovery describes a mother’s descent into Hell to save her son. What she finds is that she cannot save him – she can save […]

2019-04-05 6 p.m. 2019-04-05 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Kate Daniels 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 5, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Apr

Yoko Suzuki Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Yoko Suzuki Trio! Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan […]

2019-04-18 7 p.m. 2019-04-18 9 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 May

Indie Press Reading Series: Alyson Hagy (Graywolf)

Join us for a reading with Alyson Hagy as part of our Indie Press Reading Series. Alyson will be reading from her novel Scribe, published by Graywolf.  Set after a civil war and deadly fevers decimate the country, Alyson Hagy’s new novel is a slim and affecting powerhouse. The nameless main character is a scribe […]

2019-05-07 7 p.m. 2019-05-07 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Indie Press Reading Series: Alyson Hagy (Graywolf) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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