City of Asylum rehabilitates houses on Pittsburgh’s Northside for use by writers-in-residence, and commissions a public artwork that incorporates a literary text for the façade of each house. City of Asylum calls this process house-publishing.
Thus far, four houses — House Poem, Winged House, Pittsburgh-Burma House and Jazz House — have been published. A fifth house House Publication based on texts by City of Asylum writer-in-residence Tuhin Das will be inaugurated on November 21, 2021 Eventually, Sampsonia Way will be transformed into a public library of published houses that can be read while walking down the street.
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