Upcoming Events

City of Asylum presented a series of 30+ readings, concerts and literary events throughout the summer of 2014 featuring international literary authors, local musicians and writers of interest in many genres. We also presented our annual performances and literary events such as the Jazz-Poetry Concert, Writers in the Gardens, and Cave Canem Poets Reading. The events were held in a pop-up tent at 318 Sampsonia Way, next to the City of Asylum offices.

View descriptions of all past Alphabet City Summer Festival Events here.

View our upcoming events below.

January – February 2015

Salon Reading: Shahriar Mandanipour
January 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salon Reading: Shahriar Mandanipour @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for an evening of fiction from Iranian writer Shahriar Mandanipour. He will be reading from Color of Midday Fire. 7:00 p.m. Reception | [...]
Salon Reading: Qais Akbar Omar
January 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salon Reading: Qais Akbar Omar @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for an evening with writer Qais Akbar Omar. He will be reading from his latest memoir. 7:00 p.m. Reception | 7:30 pm. Reading [...]
Salon Reading: Anya Schiffrin
February 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salon Reading: Anya Schiffrin @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for an evening of discussion about international journalism and reporting with writer and journalist Anya Schiffrin. 7:00 p.m. Reception | 7:30 pm. Reading [...]
Salon Reading: Jennifer Clement
February 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salon Reading: Jennifer Clement @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Join us for an evening with writer Jennifer Clement. 7:00 p.m. Reception | 7:30 pm. Reading | 8:30 p.m. Dessert and Informal Discussion Tickets are [...]