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, December 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
On the eve of the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement, award-winning poet, novelist, and translator Idra Novey has produced a novel that explores the consequences of abuse and the public exposure of abuse in the deep and truthful way only fiction can. Those Who Knew conjures a modern-day fable that shows how public politics and private violence can controvert each other. In this powerful novel, Novey explores our human capability for hypocrisy and monstrous acts, but also for hope and resilience.