Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari at Alphabet City

Alphabet City Presents Their Indie Press Reading Series Featuring Rabeah Ghaffari

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.

Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari
Monday, January 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Enjoy a reading with Rabeah Ghaffari, presented by Catapult as part of the Indie Press Reading Series. In To Keep the Sun Alive, the year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. A retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard while looking after several generations of family members. The days here are marked by elaborate lunches on the terrace and arguments about government corruption and the rise of religious fundamentalism. To Keep the Sun Alive is the kind of compelling, rich story that not only informs the past, but also reminds us of the human aspirations that animate historical events.