We’re going to set a new world record for most kids writing at the same place at the same time.
Our topic, “If I Were President…”
The date: Tuesday, July 26 at 10am.
Where: The steps of the Art Museum.
Two simple requirements: You have to be between the ages of seven and 17.
And you have to sign up here.
Mighty, or what!
Mae Agnes Pasquariello
Hometown: born and raised in Philadelphia
Profession: College Career Counselor
Started volunteering with MW: Sept. 2015
What I do: I participate in the MW Academy at MW South for 6-8th graders, listening to James and his adept interactions with the young people here.
Just finished: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
Favorite book as a child: “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
Favorite saying: “Better to live to work than to work to live.”
Kaiya (left) and Eniah (right) have been a part of Mighty Writers since September 2015. They participate in the MW Academy program at Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St. In the Academy, we write informative, persuasive, narrative and poetry. We do this all after school. It takes a Mighty big effort, and these girls come through every time. Here is a taste of what they’ve been working on this year.
How to Dance
By Eniah D., grade 4
You should stretch before you dance. Then, pick the kind of song: Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Point, Acro or Contemporary. Feel the music and make up a dance. Go over the dance one million times so that you won’t forget it. Get comfortable with your dance, maybe do a show in front of your family and friends. I’m pretty sure they will love it.
By Kaiya B., grade 5
Just a singer who wants to be tough,
Not trying to be mean, not trying to be rough,
I’m creative, unique, stylish and all that stuff
I’m special, no haters, ‘cause I had ENOUGH!!!
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.
Profession: Freelance writer; adjunct, Temple University. I teach the Writing Humor class in the Journalism Department at Temple.
Been a volunteer since: 2012
What I do at MW: Once a week, I volunteer in the Academy program at MW South.
PLC is: Our “Professional Learning Community,” made up of Mighty Writers staff and volunteers. Our meetings are invigorating and instructive!
What we do in PLC: I learned different approaches to instructing Mighty Writers from a group of insightful, interesting and experienced professionals.
Quote I like: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug.” — Mark Twain