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.
Reading with Suzanne Rivecca
Thursday, January 19 at 8:00 pm
Suzanne Rivecca is the author of “Death is Not an Option: Stories,” which won the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for The Story Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Currently, she is working on a new fiction project that draws heavily from her decade of experience working with people experiencing homelessness and poverty in San Francisco. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2016 Gina Berriault Award for Fiction.