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Writers Share

Writers talk with east coast authors.

By Literature Department Free Library of Philadelphia

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Date and time

Tuesday, April 11 · 6 - 8pm EDT


Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Room 4th Floor 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Writers share their latest works and entertain questions regarding the craft of writing. Join us for this on-site free event in the beautiful skyline room located at the Parkway Central Library.

Jiordan Castle is the author of Disappearing Act (out 8/15/23 from FSG), a true story in verse, as well as the chapbook All His Breakable Things. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is a contributor to the food and culture magazine Compound Butter. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their dog.

Margo Rabb is the author of the novels Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize, Kissing in America, and Cures for Heartbreak, which have been named to multiple best-of-the-year lists, including the Amelia Bloomer Project’s List of Recommended Feminist Literature. Margo’s essays, journalism, book reviews, and short stories have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Slate, Salon, Marie Claire, The Rumpus, Zoetrope: All-Story, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, One Story, and elsewhere, and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in The Atlantic fiction contest, first prize in the American Fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Margo grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in the Philadelphia area with her family. Visit her online at www.margorabb.com.

Sara Lippmann is the author of the novel Lech (Tortoise Books) and the story collections Doll Palace (re-released by 7.13 Books) and Jerks (Mason Jar Press.) Her fiction has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her essays have appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Catapult, The Lit Hub and elsewhere. With Seth Rogoff, she is co-editing the anthology Smashing the Tablets: Radical Retellings of the Hebrew Bible for SUNY Press. She teaches with the Writing Co-Lab and lives with her family in Brooklyn. For more, visit https://www.saralippmann.com/

Steve Almond is the author of a dozen books, including “Candyfreak” and “Against Football,” which were both on the New York Times’ Bestseller list for about four seconds. He’s the recipient of an NEA grant for 2022 and teaches at Harvard and Wesleyan. His work has been published in the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, and the New York Times Magazine. After 30 years of writing terrible novels, he finally wrote one that doesn’t suck. All the Secrets of the World is just out in paperback. It has been optioned for TV by 20th Century Fox.

About the organizer

The Literature Department is located with the Art Department in Pepper Hall, 2nd floor, Parkway Central, and houses over 60,000 books of American, English and World Literature.