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    City of Asylum

    330 Sampsonia Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    +1 412 321 2190
    Located on the Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh, City of Asylum serves as a temporary safe house for writers in exile from countries across the world. Here, the writers are offered residence for up to two years, during which the writer can continue writing and express his thoughts. Apart from a temporary residence, the writer benefits from medical coverage, a living stipend and further assistance for permanent exile. During the transition duration, book reading and poetry sessions are held here regularly. In the past, famous writers/ poets like Huang Xiang from China, Khet Mar from Burma and Horacio Castellanos Moya from El Salvador have resided at the City of Asylum. The center is also known for hosting the annual Jazz Poetry Concert in September on the Sampsonia Way. Well known poets like Alexandra Petrova and Sonia Sanchez have participated in the previous editions of the festival.
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