Free Event Happening at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be 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. And it is also a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Aster(ix) Reading Series: Maaza Mengiste & Geeta Kothari
Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 pm
Come to a free reading with Maaza Mengiste and Geeta Kothari as part of the Aster(ix) Reading Series. Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe and other publications. Maaza writes fiction and nonfiction dealing with conflict, migration, and the relationship between photography and violence. Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of The Kenyon Review. She is a two-time recipient of the fellowship in literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the editor of ‘Did My Mama Like to Dance?’ and Other Stories about Mothers and Daughters. In addition to teaching in the undergraduate curriculum, Geeta Kothari also directs the Writing Center at the University of Pittsburgh.