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Francisco Cantú

Presented by City of Asylum at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Feb 17 2018
Francisco Cantú

Join us for a reading with Francisco Cantú as he presents his new memoir The Line Becomes a River.

At this moment of rhetoric and fury around the border, a voice like Cantú’s feels essential and urgent.

Parts of Cantú’s story were included in Best American Essays and were the focus of an episode of This American Life. In bestowing a 2017 Whiting Award upon him, the judges called his writing “an urgent moral report [that] shows us just how much there is to learn about this contested land…seldom does a writer of such depth and passion come along to explore the place he calls

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Contact: 412-435-1110


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City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Safe and convenient parking for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City (40 W. North Avenue) is available at the Federal North Garage (1231 Federal Street) located on Federal Street behind the Masonic Building.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access