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.
Last September, Alicia Ostriker performed in City of Asylum’s Jazz and Poetry Festival. Ostriker’s [...]
This past September, Tarfia Faizullah flew in from Chicago to join City of Asylum as they wrapped up [...]