Janet Benton | Lilli de Jong

Recorded Jun 5, 2017
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In conversation with Sam Katz, civic entrepreneur and executive producer of History Making Productions.


Janet Benton’s writing has appeared in some of America’s most prestigious periodicals and literary journals, including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Glimmer Train. A professional editor and teacher of writing, editing, grammar, and composition, Benton has taught at a variety of universities, including University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of California, Davis; and Temple University. She is also the founder of The Word Studio and Benton Editorial, the roster of which includes a wide variety of commercial, academic, and nonprofit organizations. In her debut novel, Lilli de Jong, a young Quaker gives birth in an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia.