Free Virtual Event at 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.
Paisley Rekdal & Matthew Salesses Live Reading and Conversation
Monday, February 22 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm
Appropriate, A Provocation – Utah’s poet laureate Paisley Rekdal’s newest book is a timely, nuanced work dissecting the thorny debate around cultural appropriation and the literary imagination. How do we properly define cultural appropriation, and is it always wrong? If we can write in the voice of another, should we? And if so, what questions do we need to consider first? In Appropriate, Rekdal addresses a young writer to delineate how the idea of cultural appropriation has evolved – and perhaps calcified – in our political climate. The reading will be followed by a live discussion and audience Q&A.