Name: Tara Mendola
Hometown: At this point, Philly. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else!
Profession: Professor, University of the Arts
Been a volunteer at MW since: 2014
What I do at MW: Help out at weekly workshops; eat pizza.
Favorite author: A tie between Vladimir Nabokov and Octavia E Butler.
Last book I read: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Book I liked as a kid: I was obsessed with A Wrinkle in Time. Obsessed.
Quote I like:
“Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.”
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson