Free Reading at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
José Ángel N.
Monday, January 15 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Author José Ángel N. will read from his memoir, the valiant story of a man living the American dream – illegally. Arriving in the 1990s with a 9th grade education, he eventually attended college and graduate school and became a professional translator. N’s story represents the triumph of education over adversity. He debunks the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are freeloaders, uninterested in education or opportunity for advancement. With bravery and honesty, he details the constraints, deceptions, and humiliations that characterize alien life “amid the shadows.”