Free Virtual Event at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located in our neighborhood 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 of the events, visit the Alphabet City website.
“In the Shadow of the Mic” Showcase Presented by Bridge & Tunnel Books
Thursday, February 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Bridge & Tunnel Books and City of Asylum are proud to present In the Shadow of the Mic Showcase! This event features some of the best spoken word poets the Steel City has to offer. This will be a live virtual reading peppered with archived footage of past Slam Poetry competitions at Alphabet City, bringing you a unique hybrid program! In this collection, editors Jesse Welch and PEN America Literary Award–winning writer Adriana E. Ramírez present twenty-nine poems from thirty spoken word artists who are representative of the life and breadth of three decades of competitive slam poetry in Pittsburgh.