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July 26 at 6:30PM: Asali Solomon & Annie Liontas

Join us for a wonderful evening with two amazingly talented local authors--Asali Solomon and Annie Liontas--as they read from their new books: DISGRUNTLED and LET ME EXPLAIN YOU; both out now in paperback. Both narratives present a fascinating dissection of the family through unique lenses of race and ethnicity. We look forward to a lively discussion between these incredible authors' works.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. There will be light refreshments.


ASALI SOLOMON was born and raised in our very own West Philadelphia. She attended Barnard College in New York and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Fiction at the University of Iowa. She currently teachs at Haverford College. Solomon is also author of the short story collection Get Down (FSG, 2006). 

ANNIE LIONTAS' debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner, 2015), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and was selected by the ABA as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title. She is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors, and the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Annie was the 2016 Visiting Writer at UCDavis. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, BOMB, Guernica, Ninth Letter and Lit. Since 2003, she has been dedicated to urban education, working with teachers and youth in Newark and Philadelphia. Annie lives across the street from the best pizza jawn with her wife and cat.
Disgruntled Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250094636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - March 29th, 2016

Let Me Explain You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476789095
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 21st, 2016

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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