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Julie Murphy in Conversation with Cassandra Clare Celebrating Faith: Taking Flight

Event date: 
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Charis is thrilled to welcome two of the most beloved authors of young adult fiction working today, Julie Murphy (Dumplin') and Cassandra Clare (City of Bones) to celebrate the launch of Julie Murphy's collaboration with Valiant Comics to create young adult novels based on their fan-favorite character, Faith. Faith:Taking Flight treats readers to an origin story like you’ve never read before—that of a fierce, plus-sized superhero.

Faith Herbert is a pretty regular teen. When she’s not hanging out with her two best friends, Matt and Ches, she’s volunteering at the local animal shelter or obsessing over the long-running teen drama The Grove. So far, her senior year has been spent trying to sort out her feelings for her maybe-crush Johnny and making plans to stay close to her Grandma Lou after graduation. Of course, there’s also that small matter of recently discovering she can fly….

When the fictional world of The Grove crashes into Faith’s reality as the show relocates to her town, she can’t believe it when TV heroine Dakota Ash takes a romantic interest in her. But her fandom-fueled daydreams aren’t enough to distract Faith from the fact that first animals then people, have begun to vanish from the town. Only Faith seems able to connect the dots to a new designer drug infiltrating her high school. But when her investigation puts the people she loves in danger, she will have to confront her hidden past and use her newfound gifts—risking everything to save her friends and beloved town.

Join us live on crowdcast where you can ask Julie and Cassie questions about writing, life, and of course, superheroes. You do not need an app or any special gear, just register for the event and watch. Click here to register now. The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate  Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. As always, if you enjoy the event we ask that you buy the book from Charis via the link below.

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Faith: Taking Flight Cover Image
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Event Summary: 
Julie Murphy in Conversation with Cassandra Clare Celebrating Faith: Taking Flight--an origin story like you’ve never read before—that of a fierce, plus-sized superhero.