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.
Min Jin Lee talks with Sampsonia Way about her family’s own immigration experience, her fascination [...]
Chalachew Tadesse examines the life and work of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega. [...]
Ali Kalaei examines the violent legacy of Iran's 1979 Revolution. [...]