Contending with Monsters of Our Own Making with Jade Song

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Jade Song shares her visceral debut novel, "Chlorine." This chilling and addictive work blurs the line between a literary coming-of-age narrative and a dark unsettling horror tale, creating a shrewd commentary on the trials of growing up in a society that puts monstrous pressure on young women and their bodies. 

How Women Can Change Fate with Ruchira Gupta

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Lifelong activist Ruchira Gupta shares her debut novel, "I Kick and I Fly." This outstanding work of young adult fiction draws inspiration from Ruchira's experience making the Emmy-award winning documentary "The Selling of Innocents."

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