Scott Stern, author of The Trials of Nina McCall | Carnegie Lecture Hall | Literary | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Scott Stern, author of The Trials of Nina McCall

When: Tue., May 15, 6 p.m. 2018

Pittsburgh native Scott Stern is coming to the Carnegie Library tonight to talk about the horrors of the American Plan, a piece of history rarely learned but hard to forget. Stern’s book The Trials of Nina McCall follows a girl in 1918, who is unexpectedly told to get an STI check. After being told she has gonorrhea, she is put in a hospital for three months filled with tests, pain and humiliation. The American Plan involved imprisoning women suspected of prostitution or of simply being viewed as promiscuous by their peers. After the lecture there will be a book signing. -Lauren Ortego

Price: Free, with registration

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