City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be 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. And it is also a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Reading with Derek Palacio
Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm
Enjoy a free reading from Derek Palacio. Derek will be reading from his new debut novel, The Mortifications, as part of City of Asylum’s International Fiction Series. Palacio received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University. His short story Sugarcane appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, and his novella, How to Shake the Other Man, was published by Nouvella Books. His debut novel, The Mortifications, was published by Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. He lives and teaches in Ann Arbor, MI, is the co-director with Claire Vaye Watkins of the Mojave School, and serves as a faculty member of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program.