Free Virtual Events at City of Asylum @ 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 home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view all of the events that are scheduled, or to register for any event, visit the Alphabet City website.
Claire Messud Live Reading and Conversation
Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
In Claire Messud‘s new collection, Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write, Claire opens a window on her own life. The twenty-six intimate, brilliant, and funny essays shed light on a nomadic childhood; a warm, complicated family; and, throughout it all, a devotion to art and literature. Claire will be joined in conversation with Pittsburgh-based essayist Sarah Menkedick. Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived while he was dying.