On January 15, Jayne Thompson and Lise Funderburg performed at the latest installment of the State Street Reading Series at the Media Arts Council Gallery. Thompson, a Widener English faculty member, read excerpts from her recent anthology of prison writing, Letters to My Younger Self; the event was advanced by this great piece on the Widener Magazine blog which features some details about Thompson’s project. (You may recall the interview she gave with Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times a while ago, too.)
Funderburg followed, reading a chapter from her recent memoir Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home. Funderburg’s work has appeared in many venues including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and Salon; she teaches at Penn and Rutgers-Camden. You can check out more about Pig Candy, a moving, funny, delectable piece of writing, here.