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 a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a reading with Donald Nicholson-Smith. French artist, Yvan Alagbé, is one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of comics. In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures, Alagbé uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement.