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. 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.
Clear & Present Stranger: Words from Incarcerated Writers
Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Come for an evening that features and celebrates the work of writers at Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions in Somerset, Laurel Highlands, and Fayette. Centering on issues of social justice, this is a collaborative effort between writers and performers. As much as possible, it is designed to facilitate “conversation” between incarcerated writers – who will be present in words only – and you, the audience. Presented by the Pitt Prison Education Project, Pitt undergraduate students will perform the poetry and fiction written by incarcerated writers.