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Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 7, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. For more information please visit mightywriters.org.  Sunday, January 7…

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Reading Faith Book Discussion | Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 10, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-567-1267, htrit.org

In a three-part series, the Reading Faith book discussions will explore themes in Another Brooklyn through the lenses of race, community, and religion. Participants are invited to share how their faith affects their reading of the novel, and how the book informs their lived faith. January 10…

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Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 14, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. For more information please visit mightywriters.org.  Sunday, January 7…

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Reading Faith Book Discussion | Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-567-1267, htrit.org

In a three-part series, the Reading Faith book discussions will explore themes in Another Brooklyn through the lenses of race, community, and religion. Participants are invited to share how their faith affects their reading of the novel, and how the book informs their lived faith. January 10…

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One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event | Featuring Jacqueline Woodson

Wed, January 17, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Jacqueline Woodson is the first author to have her books chosen for all three One Book, One Philadelphia selections: she has written this year’s featured book, Another Brooklyn , as well as the middle-grade and children’s companions Brown Girl Dreaming and This Is the Rope . To…

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore: Community Read Aloud and "On Sundays, We Write" Class

Thu, January 18, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Join for an in-depth look into Jacqueline Woodson’s work and literary influences: at 12:00 PM, take part in a group reading of her lyrical novel, Another Brooklyn . Then, at 4:00 PM, celebrate feminist writer Audre Lorde’s birthday in a creative writing class, open to all levels…

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Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party

Thu, January 18, 2018 6:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Pl.

Jacqueline Woodson describes Another Brooklyn as “a love song to black girlhood.” Join poet and musician Yolanda Wisher as she reads and performs her own love song to African American childhood. Wisher will be accompanied by other poets and her band, The Afroeaters. The tradition of…

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The Colored Girls Museum: Urgent Care

Thu, January 18, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Thomas Jefferson University, Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium, 1001 Locust St.

The Colored Girls Museum (TCGM) is a memoir museum that honors the stories, experiences, and history of colored girls. Learn more about TCGM in a discussion of its most recent exhibition, Urgent Care: A Social Care Experience , followed by Q&A with a Jefferson Assistant Professor of African…

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Changing Norms: A Pop Art Class

Sun, January 21, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio, 746 S. 4th St.

The 1960s shook up mainstream culture, including the art scene: out went “high art” concepts of mythology and classic history, and in came a vibrant celebration of everyday life, inspired by pop culture. Create your own pop art based on this colorful and iconic style. Workshops will…

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Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 21, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. For more information please visit mightywriters.org.  Sunday, January 7…

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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Tue, January 23, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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Reading Faith Book Discussion | Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-567-1267, htrit.org

In a three-part series, the Reading Faith book discussions will explore themes in Another Brooklyn through the lenses of race, community, and religion. Participants are invited to share how their faith affects their reading of the novel, and how the book informs their lived faith. January 10…

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Best Day of My Life So Far: Storytelling Session for Older Adults

Thu, January 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 Broad St., 267-908-6922, bestdayofmylifesofar.org

“This is memory,” the refrain throughout Another Brooklyn , reminds readers stories connect us and shape meaning in our lives. Older adults are invited to gather around a table to write and then read their stories aloud. Best Day of My Life So Far  hosts national Storytelling…

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Movie Screening | Fences (2014)

Fri, January 26, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family while coming to terms with the events of his life.  Rated PG-13.  

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Stories Come Alive in Clay: Sculptures Inspired by This Is the Rope

Sat, January 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd St.

Families are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's children's book,  This Is the Rope,  through a hands-on clay project. Pre-registration is required. For more details, including special prices for members, please contact shannon@theclaystudio.org or…

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Art, Ritual, and Memory Salon

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Perelman Building; Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Evocative images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collection will prompt a discussion with two of the museum’s curatorial fellows,  Eileen Owens and Tyler Shine, connecting to themes in Another Brooklyn . This free salon will take place in…

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Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. For more information please visit mightywriters.org.  Sunday, January 7…

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Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 Issue Launch

Now through Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Winter 2018 issue of Philadelphia Stories , the free literary magazine that features work from local writers and artists, explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in  Another Brooklyn . Writers will read…

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Listening Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 31, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Listen to the audiobook of Another Brooklyn , hearing the the lyrical prose and how the story is interpreted when spoken out loud.     Part 1 | January 31 Part 2 | February 7 Part 3 | February 14  

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Reviving and Reviewing the “Race Film”: Blood of Jesus

Wed, January 31, 2018 7:00 P.M.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.

Southerners new to Philadelphia via the Great Migration in the first half of the 19th century found the city’s few unsegregated movie houses venues for entertainment and community engagement. There, films made by and for African Americans were screened. Co-presented by the Wolf Humanities…

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