City of Asylum: Pittsburgh International Literary Festival 2022
The Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest ’22) is a 10-day festival that considers themes of identity and marginalization with an emphasis on literature in translation. City of Asylum is committed to producing literary programs that encourage cross-cultural exchange. LitFest continues that work and the work to protect and celebrate freedom of creative expression.
The Festival features a diverse array of writers and artists from 15 countries and speaking more than 11 languages. It is a true hybrid festival, with programs connecting audiences and artists in Pittsburgh and around the world, both in person at Alphabet City and online. To view all of the events that are scheduled for LitFest ’22, visit the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival 2022 webpage.
Morgan Talty: Night of the Living Rez
Monday, September 12 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm
How do the living come back to life? Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. In twelve striking stories, author Morgan Talty employs searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight to breathe life into tales of family and community bonds as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of a Native community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction. This program is a virtual-only event.