In Pittsburgh, the “City of Asylum” is a block of houses that a local non-profit has provided to persecuted writers around the world. Residents of the “City of Asylum” include exiled writers from places like China, Burma, El Salvador, and more. The writers get to live in the houses rent-free and are given time and space to pursue their art in peace.

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