Mighty Volunteers

Shanise Redmon 2016

Shanise Redmon

Hometown: Philadelphia

Profession: Graduate Student

Been a volunteer at MW since: 2013

What I do at MW: Workshop Instructor

Favorite authors: Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin and Amiri Baraka

Last book I read: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Book I liked as a kid: As a little kid, anything by Shel Silverstein. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. As a teen, Native Son by Richard Wright, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey.

Quote I like: “Writing for me is control. Nobody tells me what to do. It’s mine. It’s free. It’s a way of thinking. It’s pure knowledge.” – Toni Morrison

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Mighty Yoga 2015

Pia Crawford-Silva (that’s her, in the back on the right side)

Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut

Profession: Yoga Teacher, Administrative Assistant

Been a volunteer at MW since: 2013

What I do at MW: Teach yoga/writing workshops

Favorite author: Vladimir Nabokov

Last book I read: Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

Book I liked as a kid: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

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Donna C. Miller

Hometown:  Jenkintown

Profession: Historic Interpreter, Book Designer

Been a volunteer at MW since: 2014

What I do: Assist some workshops, lead others. I am honored to be honored, but humbled because it is the kids who deserve every honor.

Favorite author: Neal Stephenson

Last book I read: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Book I liked as a kid: The Once and Future King by T. H. White

Quote I like: “I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

Donna Miller Workshop pic

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