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. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.
The Heart of a Stranger
Tuesday, November 19 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for an evening honoring the release of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exiled Literature. Editor André Naffis-Sahely, translator and poet Sholeh Wolpé, and contributor Fred D’Aguiar will read and recount their experiences bringing this anthology, a global treasury, to life. The Heart of a Stranger is an anthology of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that journeys through six continents, with over a hundred contributors drawn from twenty-four languages. The anthology offers a uniquely varied look at a theme both ancient and urgently contemporary.