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On Sundays We Write! Head to Toe: Writing About the Body with Anndee Hochman

Tickets $20: Register Here

The body remembers: skinned knees, wiggly teeth, the copper taste of blood. The body retains: stretch marks, that old tattoo, joints that ache in the rain. In this workshop, we'll listen to the body's stories--hilarious, mortifying, absurd, tender, mortal--and write poems or stories or memoirs in response. We'll look at some exceptional texts for inspiration, write with a prompt or two, then have time to share our work aloud. Writers of all ages/abilities welcome.

Anndee Hochman's essays on topics both personal and political appear regularly on WHYY's website, in Purple Clover and Broad Street Review. Her "Parent Trip" column profiling a range of Philadelphia families runs each week in The Inquirer. A freelance writer and teacher for 25 years, Anndee is also the author of "Anatomies: A Novella and Stories" and "Everyday Acts & Small Subversions: Women Reinventing Family, Community and Home."


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Big Blue Marble Bookstore is in Mt. Airy Village, near the intersection of Greene Street and Carpenter Lane. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The store is a few blocks walk from the Upsal or Carpenter Lane stations of the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line, and the H bus stops one block from the store at Carpenter and McCallum.

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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you contact the store in advance, your registration may be transferred to another person.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds, but your registration may be transferred to any other class in the series. Please email