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Join us for story hour with Rabani Garg. Rabani will tell stories from India and explore Gond, a tribal art form from Central India.  

Rabani designs and conducts literacy related projects for schools, communities and libraries. She runs Reading Caterpillar Library in New Delhi and was a co-founder and editor of Thinkling, a children’s magazine in India. She is currently a Master’s Student in the Literacy, Culture and International Education Division at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

Event date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


The Penn Book Center welcomes four distinguished poets for a reading on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00.

Natasha Sajé is Professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, Red Under the Skin, Bend, and Vivarium;  a book of poetry criticism, Windows and Doors: A  Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays.

Elaine Terranova is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently, Dollhouse, winner of the Off the Grid Press Poetry Award. She has received the Walt Whitman Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a National Endowment in the Arts Fellowship. She has had poems in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and other magazines and prose in Boulevard, Hotel Amerika, South Loop Review, and Per Contra. Her translation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Sharon White’s book Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. Boiling Lake, a collection of short fiction, is her most recent work. She is also the author of two collections of poetry, Eve & Her Apple and Bone House. Her memoir, Field Notes, A Geography of Mourning, received the Julia Ward Howe Prize, Honorable Mention, from the Boston Authors Club.    

Lynn Levin’s recent books include Miss PlastiquePoems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, and a translation from the Spanish, Birds on the Kiswar Tree by Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales. The recipient of twelve Pushcart Prize nominations, Levin’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Verse Daily, and on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She teaches at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Her website is

Event date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Event address: 

130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
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