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 a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Friday, October 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a reading with Dubravka Ugresic as she presents her new release, American Fictionary. In the midst of the Yugoslav wars of the early 1990s, Dubravka Ugresicwas was invited to Connecticut as a guest lecturer. A world away from the brutal sieges of Sarajevo, she instead has to cope with everyday life in America. American Fictionary features early essays of Ugresic’s and allows us to see American culture through the eyes of a woman whose country is being destroyed by war, and forces us to see through the comforting veil of Western consumerism.