Posts Tagged "young adult"

Unlikely Story of a Pig In the City Author Visit

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in | 0 comments

Meet Del Val’s very own Jodi Kendall (class of 1998), author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Every young person (and those of us who used to be young) can relate to this story. A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small. Join us. Refreshments will be...

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Memoir @ The Rat with Beth Kephart

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in | 0 comments

This workshop will focus on the senses—not just what we see, taste, hear, smell, and touch, but the power of sun and its absence, and the music of rain and the memories rain triggers. Beth will share the works of favorite memoirists, launch small exercises, listen carefully to emergent memories, help shape them. Each participant will move, throughout the day, to a single, honest, well-rendered moment—a memory that lives rightly on the page. We’ll build a community. We’ll reflect on the writing life. Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of 21 books, an adjunct professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer, and thestrategic writing partner in a boutique marketing communications firm. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir won the 2013 Books for a Better Life Award (Motivational Category). Most recently, Beth’s tenth young adult novel, One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books), won a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award. Going Over, her 1983 Berlin story, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, was launched to three starred reviews, and was named a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth. Kephart’s Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River has recently been released as a paperback and is a key component in a William Penn founded pilot education program created by the Fairmount Water Works. She most recently launched Love: A Philadelphia Affair, a collection of essays and photographs. She blogs daily at www.beth-kephart.blogspot.com <http://www.beth-kephart.blogspot.com/> . Reserve your place...

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