The fourth annual CAVE CANEM POETS reading at City of Asylum will take place on June 20, 2013. A FREE evening of readings and performances featuring Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Harryette Mullen and Chris Abani Learn more
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh has been awarded a grant of $300,000 from ArtPlace America for its "Garden to Garden" Artway Connnector. The Artway was chosen from over 1,200 applications as an exceptional example of creative placemaking. Work on the project will begin this summer. Learn more
City of Asylum® Exiled Writer Residency program provides two to four years of support to enable writers to transition to stability in exile while continuing to write. We also provide City of Asylum® Visiting International Residencies for international writers, and have established the City of Asylum® Pittsburgh Prize.Learn more
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COA/P is developing the Alphabet City Literary Center, a cultural complex intended to serve as a hub for community, cultural and social interchange, and literary life in Pittsburgh.
COA/P rehabilitates houses on Pittsburgh's Northside for writers-in-residence. Each house façade includes public artwork that incorporates a literary text.
Our online magazine, Sampsonia Way, seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.
Developed by COA/P, the Pittsburgh Literary Calendar is a source of one-stop information about readings and literary events throughout Pittsburgh. Authors and venues can list their events for free; and for audience members, it offers both simple listings and detailed information about authors and readings.