Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

Alex DiFrancesco presents ALL CITY

June24 at Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, PA


All City: A Novel is a near-future speculative fiction that addresses climate change and gentrification told from the perspective of those most affected by these scourges. An indictment against the commodification of poverty and the looming threat of climate change, All City tells the story a convenience store worker and a genderqueer anarchist who, together, squat in an abandoned luxury building after a superstorm decimates New York City and the wealthy class flees.

Alex DiFrancesco has published fiction in The Carolina QuarterlyThe New Ohio Review, and Monkeybicycle. They are a winner of Sundress Academy for the Arts' 2017 OutSpoken contest for LGBTQ+ writing. DiFrancesco's non-fiction has appeared in The Washington PostTin HouseLongreadsBrevity, and was a finalist in Cosmonauts Avenue's inaugural non-fiction prize. Their storytelling has been featured at The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, The Queens Book Festival, and The Heart podcast. DiFrancesco is also a skilled bread baker and pastry cook, a passionate activist and advocate, and has a small, wonderful cat named Sylvia Rivera-Katz.

June24, 7.00pm

704 South St
Philadelphia, PA United States