Community Resources

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Writers’ Café

Housed within the Writing Center, the Writers’ Café presents the opportunity for students to write and share their work in a casual and supportive setting. 

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writer Series

The PCWS, a free and public series, brings notable writers to Pitt's main campus every year. 


Aster(ix) is a transnational feminist literary arts journal committed to social justice and translation, placing women of color at the center of the conversation. 

Center for African American Poetry & Poetics

The CAAP’s mission is to highlight, promote, and share the work of African American and African diasporic poets and to pollinate cross-disciplinary conversation and collaboration. 

City of Asylum

City of Asylum builds a just community by protecting and celebrating freedom of creative expression

Sampsonia Way

As the in-house magazine for City of Asylum, Sampsonia Way is devoted to literary freedom of expression and giving voice to persecuted writers. 

White Whale Bookstore

Located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, White Whale Bookstore is a family-owned, general interest independent bookstore that aims to be a community hub—a place for engagement, conversation, and sharing ideas.