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 complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Freedom-to-Write Public Conversation with Aslı Erdoğan
Saturday, September 8 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
City of Asylum’s annual Freedom-to-Write keynote will feature two distinguished authors: Turkish novelist, journalist and human rights advocate Aslı Erdoğan (now exiled writer-in-residence in Frankfurt’s City of Refuge) in conversation with novelist Akhil Sharma. Come to Alphabet City for what is sure to be an inspiring evening! Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan worked for two years at CERN as a particle physicist before becoming a writer. Novelist Akhil Sharma serves on the City of Asylum board.