City of Asylum Presents Author Shobha Rao at Alphabet City

Enjoy an Evening with Author Shobha Rao: Girls Burn Brighter

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 more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

Shobha Rao
Monday, March 19 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Enjoy an evening with author Shobha Rao, who will read from her forthcoming work Girls Burn Brighter. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls.  When a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

40 West North Avenue Pittsburgh