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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Profession: Retired journalist. I was a writer and editor at The Inquirer for more than 30 years before retiring at the end of 2014.
Been a volunteer at MW since: July 2016
What I do at MW: I help the younger children with their homework and the older ones with their writing. I also have helped an eighth grader write an application essay for Central High School.
Favorite author: P.G. Wodehouse
Last book I read: “Cry, the Beloved Country,” by Alan Paton
Book I liked as a kid: The Hardy Boys series
Quote I like: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin