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Black History Month: Caitlyn Hunter's "Power in the Tongue"

BC3 Collegewide Book Club

We’re pleased to announce that we are starting a BC3 college-wide book club, which will culminate with a book talk with the author. As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and in celebration of the upcoming Black History Month, our first read for 2023 is a hybrid memoir by Caitlyn Hunter . We hope that you will be able to join us in reading this book and attending this event!

Virtual book talk with author Caitlyn Hunter

Power in the Tongue 

Tuesday, March 21 at 12:45PM

Here's the link to join the virtual book talk:

About the author

About the author-Caitlyn Hunter 

Caitlyn Hunter was the inaugural Emerging Black Artist in Residence at Chatham University (2021-2022). She is a doctoral candidate at Duquesne University where she researches African American literature and Black Food studies. Her debut book, Power in the Tongue was published in 2022 through Tolsun Books. She currently teaches and resides in southern Maryland.

Power in the Tongue

Power in the Tongue is a a hybrid memoir mixed with both history and folktales and Hunter's debut work is described as “weaving a familial tapestry of magic, trauma, defiance, and the cyclical rebirth of Black women across generations.” And of course, there’s Pittsburgh steel in it too!