Our Mighty Story

November 25th, 2015

Teaching kids to think clearly
and write with clarity since 2009.


November 6th, 2015


“… your program’s selection as one of the 50 finalists distinguishes [Mighty Writers] as one of the top arts-and-humanities-based programs in the country.”

—President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

November 6th, 2015

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November 6th, 2015

Come look at us.


And we’ll look at you.

Books to Donate to MW?

November 5th, 2015


To donate books to one of our Mighty Writers locations, please contact the program director to arrange a drop-off time.

MW South, 1501 Christian St.
Jenné Ayers, jayers@mightywriters.org

MW West, 3861 Lancaster Ave.
Khalia Robinson, krobinson@mightywriters.org

MW North, 1801 Diamond Street
Shamira O’Neal, soneal@mightywriters.org

MW El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th St.
Madeline Karp, mkarp@mightywriters.org


Mighty Writers Wins Edward R. Murrow Award

November 5th, 2015


Mighty Writers has won a prestigious 2015 Edward R, Murrow Award for an audio documentary titled GOING BLACK: THE LEGACY OF PHILLY SOUL RADIO.

GOING BLACK: THE LEGACY OF PHILLY SOUL RADIO, a two-hour audio documentary that aired on public radio stations around the country in 2014 and again in 2015, recaptured the glory days (1950—1979) of Black radio in Philadelphia.

>> Read more here >>


Children make you want to start life over.” 

—Muhammad Ali

Mighty Volunteer

November 5th, 2015

MW Isaiah and Zamara at North

Name: Zamara Amanwkah

Hometown: Plainfield, NJ

Profession: Temple University college student

Been a volunteer at MW since: September 2015

What I do at MW: I help the students with homework and assist Program Director Shamira O’Neal during lessons for the middle school and high school students.

Favorite author: Zora Neal Hurston

Last book I read: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book I liked as a kid: Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen

Quote I like: ” I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.” — Franz Kafka

Mighty Author Series

October 4th, 2015

Events at MW West, 3861 Lancaster Ave. Free and open to all.

John Edgar Wideman

Lori Tharps, Friday, November 13, 8pm  (Author of Hair Story, Substitute Me, Kinky Gazpacho)

Next>> Lorene Cary, Friday, December 11, 7pm (Author of Black Ice, The Price of a Child, If Sons Then Heirs)

Paul Langan, Friday, January 8, 7pm (Author of the Bluford High Series)

Solomon Jones, Thursday, January 21, 7pm (Author of The Dead Man’s Wife, Payback, Pipe Dream)

John Edgar Wideman (pictured above), Friday, February 12, 7pm (Author of Philadelphia Fire, Hiding Place, Hurry Home, Two Cities)

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