On Friday, May 2nd at 3:45, at Kelly Writers House, students from Lorene Cary’s “One Book, One Philadelphia, One Penn,” and “Learn!” courses read four-minute excerpts of their own work along with selections from the work of students they’d taught at Mighty Writers West and Saul High School. Penn student writers engaged the community and moved through the city: from the Rosenbach Museum and Library, to Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences, to Mighty Writers, and the Free Library. Their work reflected how they reached outward—and inward—to create stories worth hearing, and how they wrote them over and over and over to structure stories and language sufficient to contain their energy and passion. Brava!
We will link to the Writers House podcast as soon as it is available. Meanwhile, to view the website that our fiction writers created, linking One Book One Philadelphia to younger writers, please visit OneBookOnHenry.