Standing up for those who speak up

Challenging authority can be a risky business. Writers and artists are vulnerable to censorship, harassment, imprisonment, and death for speaking their minds or exercising their imaginations. Since 2001, Ithaca City of Asylum has welcomed at-risk writers and artists into the Ithaca community, connecting them with opportunities and helping them and their families meet the challenges of a new environment. Learn more.

News & events

May 18: Minfong Ho & Kenneth McClane to cap Odysseys series

The online reading series “Odysseys: Ithaca Writers on Exile, Wandering, and Searching for Home” wraps up on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. with young adult and children’s book author Minfong Ho and poet and essayist Kenneth A. McClane. Novelist and ICOA board member Edward Hower will moderate.

Hear Pedro X. Molina in conversation with Barbara Adams at FLEFF

Internationally acclaimed political cartoonist and ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina spoke with ICOA board member and Ithaca College writing professor Barbara Adams on March 26 as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. A video of the event is now available.