Tuesday, March 29, 2011

City Of Asylum Working To build North Side Literary Center

Story about City Of Asylum on NewsHour

Been meaning to post something about the efforts to expand on the City Of Asylum project which is near the Mattress Factory.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $3.3 million. The Heinz Endowments, the Richard King Mellon Foundation and The Hillman Foundation have committed $1.5 million in grant money toward the expansion, Mr. Reese said.

"We're combining all of these buildings into one building," he said. "We're hoping to break ground over the summer."

Plans call for building a bookstore, a performance space, rooms for writing workshops, two apartments for writers and a cafe. The new facility will allow the organization to host more events and offer additional programs to the community. Currently, the organization holds one reading each month.

Read more about it

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