VENUE: Manyunk Brewery
ADDRESS: 4120 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127, USA
Meet the Author the author who "crawled out of the depths of abyss to being one of Philadelphia's reigning women of entrepreneurship" at this exclusive meet and greet where the author will speak about the process of writing her first novel. She will reveal her connects who have helped her along the way, tips and tricks of the writing and publishing process. In this one of a kind meet and greet you will get to know the Author who penned her first novel at just fourteen years old, up close and personal.
"An 80’s baby born in the slum of Richard Allen Projects to a drug addicted mother and drunken father. Azhar Washington’s fierce, sassy, and undoubtedly witty persona is a natural reaction, as Azhar discovers very early on that life is one hell of a bitch. At just ten years old she’s introduced to three letters that will scar her for life; HIV. Azhar’s mother’s positive status is just the beginning of her endless nightmare called life. From being sold for drugs as an infant, to discovering the ugly truth behind her mother’s and father’s love triangle which resulted in her father murdering his brother. By the time Azhar reaches high school, her mind has developed the perfect coping mechanism-DID. Rejection, abandonment, self-hate, jealousy, envy, and acceptance- all issues that Azhar will have to face head on while hopping from one home to the next. The constant change and fast pace in Azhar’s life becomes one big blur as she loses herself amongst mayhem. A true fighter, though both driven and strengthened by her pain; Azhar is a beautiful struggle desperate for answers and an escape from her life’s reality. A Beautiful Struggle is a real tragedy to triumph that takes an indepth look of how a young ambitious girl finds strength in the darkest and coldest hours of her life." -A Beautiful Struggle