Wordsmiths Reading Series (Poetry & Prose)

The Wordsmiths Reading Series is sponsored by the College’s Cultural Programming Committee and the Department of Language and Literature. Events are free, open to the community, and generally held in the Orangery at the College's Newtown Campus. For more information about past and future events, call 215-968-8150.

Lorene Cary reading with Kaitlin Moore

Friday, Mar. 24, 7:30 p.m. - Orangery, Newtown Campus

	

Lorene -Wordsmiths

Lorene Cary’s non-fiction includes magazine articles and blogs as well as her memoir Black Ice, and a collection of stories for young readers, Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad. Novels include The Price of a Child, chosen as the first One Book One Philadelphia offering, Pride, and, her most recent, If Sons, Then Heirs. Cary has written scripts for videos at The President’s House exhibit on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. For 20 years Cary has taught fiction and non-fiction at UPenn; now she invites her students to publish on SafeKidsStories.com on Medium.com, which she created to focus on children’s safety and wholeness. In 1998 Cary founded Art Sanctuary to enrich urban Philadelphia with the excellence of black arts. To create an intentional transition, she stepped down as director in 2012. Cary served as president of the Union Benevolent Association; from 2011-2013 as a member of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission. Honors include: UPenn’s Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Philadelphia Award, and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore, Muhlenberg, Colby, and Keene State Colleges, and Arcadia and Gwynedd Mercy Universities.

Reading is free and open to campus and community. For more information: Ethel Rackin 215.497.8719 or ethel.rackin@bucks.edu

Kaitlin Moore reading with Lorene Cary

Friday, Mar. 24, 7:30 p.m. - Orangery, Newtown Campus

Kaitlin - Wordsmiths

Kaitlin Moore is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Creative Writing and Science, Technology, Society (STSC). Once an astrophysics major, Kaitlin likes to write stories that experiment with time, space, and superpositive cats that are both alive and dead. Her work has appeared in Supplemental v.1, Filament, Tinge Magazine, and Blue Door Quarterly.

Reading is free and open to campus and community. For more information: Ethel Rackin 215.497.8719 or ethel.rackin@bucks.edu