A Free Mighty Writing Carnival for Kids!

MightyFest Writing Carnival
Sat, September 29, 2018
In front of the Franklin Institute
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Free. For all Philly kids.

The heart and soul of MightFest comes Saturday Sept. 29 with our Mighty Writing Carnival— for Philly kids ages two to 14— in Aviator Park (next to the Franklin Institute). There’ll be over 40 tents with writing activities of all types for all ages. At our Mighty Main Tent, kids can pick up their MightyFest passport. To get it stamped, they’ll complete Mighty (and fun!) writing activities at each booth. At our main stage there’ll be children authors, musicians and theatrical presentations. Lift your Mighty voice!

The MightyFest Carnival is free for all kids, but it will help our very busy education director greatly if we could get kids registered here in advance.

The Mighty Gospel Breakfast w/Tribute to The Dixie Hummingbirds

Sunday, Sept. 30, 10am, Girard College

The Mighty Gospel Breakfast
w/ Tribute to The Dixie Hummingbirds
by the Girard College Gospel Choir


Girard College
Located at 2101 S. College Avenue
in the Fairmount section of the city.
(Free Parking)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS $75.

Ticket price includes one free ticket for a Mighty student!

Any dollars realized from MightyFest will go directly to our Rec Center Initiative.

Tickets are tax-exempt.

Tickets for other MightyFest events.

A Soul Music Dance Party!

As part of our MightyFest festivities, we’re hosting a Soul Music Dance Party!

Date is Fri., Sept. 28, 8pm to Midnight, at the Planetarium in the Franklin Institute.

(You won’t find a better dance venue. You’ll see planets on the ceiling! And stars!)

Spinning the sweet soul sounds that evening will be Lil’ Dave.

No more be said, really, if you know you know, and if you don’t, well you’ll want to know.

Just catch a bit of what Dave puts down here.

Our Soul Music Dance Party is an over-21 event but we’re expecting a big age span turnout, this being Philly and all, where soul music flows through all our veins.

Tickets for the Soul Music Dance Party w/Lil’ Dave (which includes two drinks and appetizers) are $75.

If you’re under 30, check out your Mighty discount!

Tickets are also available now for Nikole Hannah-Jones and our Sunday Gospel Breakfast.

Tickets are tax-deductible and all proceeds support the Mighty Writers Recreation Center Initiative.

At Mighty Writers we stand with — and for — all children.

NYT’s Nikole Hannah-Jones @ MightyFest

Mighty Friends,

We’re so excited about a Mighty event that will take place Sat., Sept. 29, 7:30pm, at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square.

The event is a talk by NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, who worked as an investigative reporter at ProPublica in New York City, where she spent three years chronicling the way official policy created and maintains segregation in housing and schools.

Nikole started her journalism career covering the majority-black Durham Public Schools for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. During her three years there, she wrote extensively on issues of race, class, school resegregation and equity.

Today, Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. In 2016, she helped found the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a news organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color. (If the name Ida Wells is new to you, you can learn a bit about her from this recent NYT editorial.)

In Mighty fashion, Nikole got hooked on writing when she joined her high school newspaper and began writing about students like herself, who were bused across town as part of a voluntary school desegregation program. (Nikole is writing a book on school segregation called, “The Problem We All Live With.”)

Check out this new podcast that features an interview with Nikole by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

Tickets for the Nikole Hannah-Jones talk (which includes drinks and appetizers) are $100, and can be purchased here.

Tickets are tax-deductible and all proceeds support
the Mighty Writers Recreation Center Initiative.

At Mighty Writers we stand with — and for — all children.
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Be A MightyFest Sponsor!

Coming Sept. 27–30, a four-day celebration of Philly kids and the power of writing!

Become a sponsor and be an official part of 

the coolest and Mightiest festival to ever come to Philly!

How can we be so sure?

Because MightyFest is all about the power of writing and the celebration of Philly kids.

You’ll get your name in front of the smartest (and kindest) people in the city…

… and there are a lot of both… and we know them all.

Okay, we know a lot of them.

Hop aboard and glow in the wonder of Mightiness!

Check out the Sponsorship Levels.

And look at all the fun that comes your way when you become part of it!

To get in on all the Mightiness, contact Naomi Levecchia at nleveccha@mightywriters.org.

It’s true! Mighty Writers is holding its first-ever MightyFest, a four-day student literacy festival to take place in Philadelphia from September 27-30, 2018. The festival will include nationally-known speakers, a free literacy carnival and lots of other surprises to help teach kids of all backgrounds to write.

MightyFest highlights include:

* A free student writing carnival on Saturday in Aviation Park (located in front of the Franklin Institute), featuring literacy-themed games and attractions for all kids.

* A keynote talk from New York Times Magazine racial justice writer and 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones on Saturday evening.

* A soul-music dance party Friday evening at the Planetarium, featuring Philly’s own Lil’ Dave.

* A gospel breakfast tribute to the Dixie Hummingbirds on Sunday morning at Girard College.

Stay close for more details and ticket information. #MightyFest2018