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. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.
Free Association Reading Series
Sunday, March 15 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. Featured writers include: Dave Newman, author of six books including the novel East Pittsburgh Downlow and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems; Kayleb Rae Candrilli, a 2019 Whiting Award Winner in Poetry and the author of What Runs Over; Lauren Russell, author of What’s Hanging on the Hush and Descent; and Lori Jakiela, author of the memoir Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe.