City of Asylum’s annual Writers in the Gardens walking-tour, now in its 9th year, will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Writers in the Gardens is staged in five different gardens in the Mexican War Street area, near Sampsonia Way. Small groups are led from garden to garden. In each garden, a different writer does a short reading. For the finale, participants gather together where all the writers will do a short reading. A book signing follows the final reading.
This year’s event is curated by Peter Trachtenberg. and he has chosen an interesting mix of poets and prose writers, established and up-and-coming – Geeta Kothari, William Lychack, Jenny Johnson and Tameka Cage Conley. Each writer has also created a special text for the garden in which he or she will be reading.
Writers in the Garden is free, but space is limited. For more information, or to reserve your free spot, visit the Writers in the Garden event page, email Karen Simpson, or call 412-323-0278.