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The Outdoor World Within Black Literature: Prose and Picnicking

August 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A discussion of prose featuring rich descriptions of nature, written by black writers including Alice Walker, Percival Everett, and Jesmyn Ward, while enjoying refreshments in Bartram’s Garden’s outdoor picnic grove. Bartram’s Garden is a historical site in Southwest Philadelphia.

Attendees of this series’s Poetry and Art-Making on July 31 can take part in our community travel to Bartram’s via SEPTA, with free round-trip passes from Center City provided.

Presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia Center for Public Life
 

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