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Pittsburgh Live/Ability: Encounters in Poetry & Prose

September 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

What does it mean to live in one of U.S.’ “most livable” cities? Who benefits? Whose experiences are often ignored? 

Pittsburgh Live/Ability: Encounters in Poetry and Prose is a literary collection that reflects the realities of life for Pittsburghers with disabilities. It is the creative culmination of two years of work between 11 multilingual, multiply disabled, and multiply abled Pittsburgh writers and 11 Pittsburghers with disabilities. The anthology is an intimate collaboration recounting what it means to translate oneself into an abled world, and the dynamic and textured diversity of lives pursued in our city. 

This public program, which officially launches the e-book and audio collection, serves as a celebratory reading and conversation with project participants. The full afternoon includes audience Q and A and the opportunity to mingle and celebrate with contributors. We hope you’ll join us. 

The Pittsburgh Live/Ability project is made possible by the generous support from:

This program is part of the Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest ’22). Learn more about the LitFest lineup.

About your visit:

Remember you can dine at the in-house restaurant 40 North before or after the show. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-1111 to make a reservation. 

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September 18, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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City of Asylum
(412) 435-1110
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40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15212United States
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