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Author Natalie and Photographer Tricia Pompilio Discuss Their Book, Walking Philadelphia

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

Author Natalie and photographer Tricia Pompilio will discuss their guide book, Walking Philadelphia:  30 Walking Tours Exploring Art, Architecture, History and Little-Known Gems.  Walking Philadelphia, is the only guide to the city that will make you feel like you’re being led by your smartest, closest, funniest friend. This book contains 30 self-guided tours, each jammed with fun facts, history lessons and little-known details. Each of the walking tours includes a lively overview of the route, highlighted points of interest, a full-color map, and professional photography. Natalie takes you behind the scenes and shares stories and tidbits that you will later rush to tell others. It is suitable for a visitor or a local, as the authors believe even the most knowledgeable resident will learn something new on each walk. Sisters Natalie and Tricia were raised in Central Jersey and now live near each other in Queen Village.  They are big Philly fans and this book is like a love story to the city. Admission to the presentation is free. Weathering permitting, Natalie will lead a brief mini-tour of the Independence District starting at the Library at 5:30pm.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Independence Library. 

About the authors:  Natalie Pompilio is an award-winning writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Formerly a staff reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, Natalie still contributes to those publications as well as to The (Newark) Star-Ledger, the Associated Press, The Washington Post and Thomson Reuters. In 2011, she shared a Clarion Award from Women in Communications for a story with Daily News writers Molly Eichel and Becky Batcha for their piece documenting 24 hours at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Natalie has authored or co-authored three books:  More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell (Temple University Press, 2006) written with Jane Golden and Robin Wright. Walking Philadelphia (Wilderness Press, 2017)  Philadelphia A to Z (Self-published children’s alphabet book).

Independence Library
18 S. 7th Street (7th Street between Market & Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19106