Story Club PGH Story Slam: Late Bloomer

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

To live is to tell stories. Embracing that truth, Story Club Pittsburgh (created by the former producers of The Moth Pittsburgh), organizes and hosts a monthly nonfiction storytelling series at City of Asylum. The theme for April 2023 is "Late Bloomer."

How Women Can Change Fate with Ruchira Gupta

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Lifelong activist Ruchira Gupta shares her debut novel, "I Kick and I Fly." This outstanding work of young adult fiction draws inspiration from Ruchira's experience making the Emmy-award winning documentary "The Selling of Innocents."

The First of Four for Mingus with AJ Johnson

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

In support of his project “Four for Mingus,'' AJ Johnson kicks off the first in a series of four concerts. These performances are dedicated to visionary musician Charles Mingus, centering on political and protest music, spirituality and self-reflection, Charles Mingus’ own expansion of the blues, and the inspiration he took from Duke Ellington.

International Reading Series: Discussing Haitian Literature with Yanick Lahens & Lyonel Trouillot

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

In this virtual fourth installment of our International Reading Series curated by Anderson Tepper, City of Asylum welcomes Yanick Lahens and Lyonel Trouillot. Yanick, Lyonel, and Anderson will discuss the authors’ recent novels and explore the concept of Haitian literature as a whole.

Workshop: Balkan Folk meets Velvet Underground

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This workshop for music educators and musicians is led by Jazz Poetry Month musician Elina Duni. Subject matter will focus on the art of making music and the ways it can be adapted to suit mood or theme.

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