Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures “Made Local” – Jen Spyra
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.
In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.
Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill native, Jen Spyra was a staff writer for Late Show with Stephen Colbert for four seasons. Prior to that she was a senior writer for The Onion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
This is a Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures event presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
This is a free event. Registration may also be completed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412.522.8866.
At this time, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks must be worn by everyone for the duration of their visit. You will need to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, photo ID, and mask. Find detailed entry requirements at pittsburghlectures.org/welcome.