Enjoy a Free Reading with Marcus Rediker 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.
Monday, January 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Enjoy a reading with Marcus Rediker as he presents his new book, The Fearless Benjamin Lay. Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into fifteen languages. In The Fearless Benjamin Lay, Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man – a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.