Alphabet City Hosts Battle of the Slams!

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.

Battle of the Slams!
Saturday, February 25 at 6:00 pm
Watch teams from Buffalo, Columbus, and Cleveland battle the #SteelCitySlam for sweet victory, annual bragging rights, and to qualify for the National Poetry Slam in Denver!! This event is hosted by the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective, an organization that provides a space for self-expression, identity exploration, and social justice via spoken word leagues, performances, and community writing workshops. They welcome any opportunity for lyrical mayhem and believe that performance poetry heals, connects, articulates, and shares experiences as well as differences. Find out who reigns supreme in this regional rivalry where words will elevate the winner in the eyes of the crowd! The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective charges $10 for tickets at the door or through their event site

40 West North Avenue Pittsburgh