Storytelling with Karen Williams at 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 about all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture with Evan Narcisse
Monday, May 7 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a reading and Q&A with cultural critic and writer Evan Narcisse. This program, co-presented with Toonseum, will include a fireside chat style talk with Yona Harvey about the history of the Black Panther in Marvel Comics, and the reasons behind the success of the blockbuster film. Evan will also discuss what it’s like working in comics after being a cultural critic for so long. Evan Narcisse is a journalist and critic who writes about video games, comic books, movies, and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water.