Caldwell Holden

Production Assistant, The Confluence

Caldwell Holden is a Pittsburgh native and production assistant for 90.5 WESA. He studies creative writing and journalism at Bennington College in Vermont, where he is currently a junior. He has previously worked for HowlRound, a digital theatre platform based out of Boston, Massachusetts, and for Kneerim & Williams, a literary agency also in Boston.

When he isn’t writing, he can be found running at Frick Park or turning tables at Pittsburgh’s landmark karaoke Christmas bar, Bob’s Garage.

Brittany Reilly / Preservation Pittsburgh

Gracing Oakland with a spectacle of high arches, ornate pillars, and intricate stonework along its polished granite façade, the old Croatian Fraternal Union building at 3441 Forbes Avenue is one of two Pittsburgh sites on Preservation Pennsylvania’s 2020 At Risk list of endangered historic places.

Courtesy of City of Asylum

A longtime cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s literary scene, City of Asylum runs a range of programs - from supporting exiled writers to managing a bookstore. This year, the nonprofit will expand even further with the launch of two new initiatives: a “Poem of the Week” series created by Allegheny County residents; and a poet laureate program titled “All Pittsburghers are Poets," which received a RADical ImPact Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District last September.

Jake Savitz / 90.5 WESA

Moondog’s Pub in Blawnox and the 183-year-old Brown Chapel AME Church on the North Side are among the many locations that Doors Open Pittsburgh – a nonprofit organization that offers tours of Pittsburgh buildings – will include in its 2020 series of 13 themed tours.