City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. We offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. We anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.
Anabel Flores Salazar was the third journalist murdered in Mexico in 2016. [...]
The arrest of Egyptian cartoonist Islam Gawish shows the power of social media as a voice of dissent [...]