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.
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder interviews Helena Maria Viramontes, who has been telling stories of econ [...]
Columnist Tarik Gunersel writes with updates from Turkey, including a discussion of "banned wor [...]