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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


Central Senior Services gives participants an opportunity to meet with local writing experts

PHILADELPHIA, PA October 21, 2011 – The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Senior Services is excited to present a new four-part program series for seniors called Publish Your Work. The series takes place on Wednesdays in November and December at 11:00 a.m. in room 108 of the Parkway Central Library and provides seniors a chance to listen to and meet four local writing experts.

Free Library President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon commented, “Central Senior Services does such a wonderful job of offering relevant and engaging programs for our seniors. With the ever-evolving publishing industry, and the writing arena being as competitive as ever, this series gives a helpful insider’s guide to getting your writing out there.”

Each of the four sessions is lead by a local author or journalist on the following dates:

• Wednesday, November 16: Sally Friedman, Freelance Journalist
• Wednesday, November 30: Elaine Terranova, Poet
• Wednesday, December 7: Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Novelist
• Wednesday, December 21: Robin Black, Short Story Writer

In addition to special programming, Central Senior Services offers a variety of services including computer assistance, large print books, and a diverse offering of magazines and newspapers.

Central Senior Services is generously funded by a grant from The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

For more information on “Publish Your Work,” please call 215-686-5331.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia system consists of 49 branches, three regional libraries, the Parkway Central Library, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. With more than 6 million visits annually, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850