City of Asylum/Pittsburgh's co-founder, Henry Reese will lead a panel on Creativity and Craft in Asylum at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York on May 3. Venezuelan author Israel Centeno, whose novel The Conspiracy will be published in Guillermo Parra's new English translation by Sampsonia Way later this month, will also participate. Learn more.


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Upcoming Events

Cave Canem Foundation will use a grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation to conduct a free writing workshop for Pittsburgh-based African-American adult poets at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh starting Feb. 12. There will be nine workshops in February and a public reading April 23 at the Hill House Association. Learn more.

Sampsonia Way Magazine

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Our online magazine, Sampsonia Way, has just published the print edition of Generation Zero - An anthology of new Cuban fiction. Learn more.

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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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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Pittburgh 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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