Welcome to City of Asylum @ Alphabet City® — a home for writers, readers, and neighbors — that includes spaces for readings and performances, writing workshops and residencies, as well as a restaurant and a bookstore. Alphabet City® opened Fall of 2016. The facility and its programs are intended to be a unifying agent in the community, bridging the full array of economic, cultural, and racial diversity.
Media coverage of Alphabet City® Literary Center:
Northside Chronicle – by Kelsey Shea, published 06/27/13
Pittsburgh Business Times: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh awarded $250000 for North Side project – by Justine Coyne, published 06/26/13
Pittsburgh City Paper – City of Asylum venue to anchor Garden Theatre block – by Bill O’Driscoll, March 18, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – City of Asylum’s literary center to open on North Side; shifting from previous site on Monterey, Alphabet City will anchor the Garden Theater Block development. By Diana Nelson-Jones, March 19, 2013
Trib Live – Bookstore, more planned for area near Garden Theater. By Jeremy Boren, March 18, 2013
POP City – City of Asylum/Pittsburgh to open Literary Center in Northside’s Garden Theater Block. By Andrew Moore, March 20, 2013
Actualitte – France: City of Asylum Pittsburgh decided to establish a center for the literary life with both local objectives, but also international. The association is particularly helpful to authors persecuted in their country of origin. It will install its facilities in the district of North Side of the American city. By Xavier S. Thomann, March 20, 2013
City of Asylum Opening Literary Center in Pittsburgh – Posted on Hawthorne Books independent literary press, March 19, 2013.
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