City of Asylum practices Creative Placemaking, which places arts and artists at the center of a community. We offer a broad range of free literary and art-based programs in our community to encourage cultural exchange; in 2017, we opened Alphabet City, a multi-use facility for arts-based programs that includes an independent bookstore and restaurant. We partner with the University of Pittsburgh to publish Sampsonia Way Magazine, an online journal for literature, free speech, and social justice.
In honor of City of Asylum’s 15th year, we’ve spoken with the resident writers who have spent time i [...]
In September of this year, Nigerian writer, Emmanuel Iduma performed at City of Asylum’s annual Ja [...]