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MightyFest 2019

A literacy festival for the ages! #Mighty

We are hosting our second annual MightyFest, a four-day writing festival that is being held from September 26th through September 29th.  Check out the event schedule below and make sure to get your tickets! We are excited to see you all there!

  • Comics and Confidence: FREE
    • DATE: Thursday September 26 
    • TIME/LOCATIONS: Various city libraries
    • DETAILS: “Comics and Confidence” is a writing workshops at 12 neighborhood libraries with the Literacy Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP). We will discuss what makes someone confident, learn the basic elements of comic strip writing and create three-panel comic strips about their lives.
  • Youth anti-violence initiative: FREE
    • DATE: Friday September 27
    • TIME/LOCATION: 4pm, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
    • DETAILS: Students will create an original anti-violence booklet that will be culmination of their research, writings and discussion and will feature resources for Philadelphia youth who have been effected by violence.
  • Literacy Carnival
    • DATE: Saturday September 28
    • TIME/LOCATION: 10am-4pm, Aviator Park
    • DETAILS: Fun writing games and activities for kids of all ages, toddlers to teens. Stop at the Welcome Tent to pick up your Passport book and take it to all 65 activity tables and tents to get it stamped.
  • Keynote Speaker Michael Barbaro
    • DATE: Saturday September 28 
    • TIME/LOCATION:  7pm; Trinity Center for Urban Life
    • DETAILS: Mighty Writers will be hosting a talk with Michael Barbaro, the popular host of the New York Times’ podcast, The Daily. Mr. Barbaro will be talking about how he puts the podcast together every day under intense deadline pressure, the state of journalism in general and life at the New York Times.

      Mr. Barbaro’s talk is the centerpiece of MW’s MightyFest Weekend Festival, which also features a literacy carnival for kids and a gospel breakfast at Girard College.
  • Gospel Breakfast
    • DATE: Sunday, September 29 
    • TIME/LOCATION:  11:00am Girard College, 2101 S College Ave
    • DETAILS: Mighty Writers will be hosting a Gospel Breakfast at Girard College.  Enjoy the good food, great company and catchy tunes! We will have plenty of classic southern-style cuisine and will be paying tribute to the Dixie Hummingbirds with the Girard College Choir, led by Paul Eaton. WURD morning host and author, Solomon Jone, will also be in attendance as our featured guest.  He will be speaking about the power of writing and sharing his story of how writing changed the course of his life.