AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: September 11, 2008 at 7:30pm
Location: New Hazlett Theater - North Side
Street: 6 Allegheny Square E.
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Website or Map: http://newhazletttheater.org/…
Event Type: Book, reading, live, music, film
Organized By: Debi Sciranka
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2008
Now in its sixth season, the American Shorts Reading Series partners with a diverse group of community organizations to present intriguing selections of fiction and non-fiction read by a cavalcade of special guests. As always, film, music and libations round out the evening.
On Thursday, September 11, 2008, 7:30 pm, at the New Hazlett Theater, American Shorts teams up with City of Asylum/Pittsburgh (COA/P) to host An Incident of Human Rights. Francisco Goldman and Horacio Castellanos Moya, poet-in-residence at City of Asylum examine the murder of Guatemala's Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera through separate works of fiction and non-fiction. Goldman will read from his 2007 NY Times Notable Book, The Art of Political Murder, and Moya will read selections from his recent novel, Senselessness.
Before the performance from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm join us for classic Spanish guitar played by John Marcinizyn, who will also be performing at the intermission, where book signings will be available.
Following the break, we screen the Pittsburgh premiere of Alex Marengo's film Dead Line. Using Ariel Dorfman's classic poems of "the disappeared" as read by Emma Thompson, Harold Pinter, Bono and others, the film follows an Iraqi exile through the streets of London looking for a special telephone in order to call home.
Horacio Castellanos Moya, born in 1957, is the second writer to be hosted by COA/P. Exiled from El Salvador, Moya became COA/P's writer-in-residence in December 2006. As a writer, he has been praised as an "extraordinary formal virtuoso" who is "the voice of Central America."
COA/P provides temporary sanctuary to creative writers under threat of imprisonment, persecution, or death in their native countries.