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River of Words is the first of five temporary public art commissions being installed along City of Asylum Pittsburgh’s Garden-to-Garden Artway. The Office of Public Art is a partner in the project with City of Asylum Pittsburgh. Learn more.

City of Asylum Pittsburgh Prize 2015. Open to writers from Western Pennsylvania, aged 30 and over, who have published at least one full-length book of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, are invited to apply. The prize is a month-long, all-expenses-paid residency in Brussels, Belgium. Learn more.

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Sampsonia Way Magazine

The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno
Sampsonia Way has just published Israel Centeno's novel, The Conspiracy in a new English translation by Guillermo Parra.
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House Publications

House Publications
COA/P rehabilitates houses on Pittsburgh's Northside for writers-in-residence. Each house façade includes public artwork that incorporates a literary text.

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Community Development

Alphabet City
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.

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Pittsburgh Literary Calendar

Pittsburgh Literary Calendar
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.

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