‘Sensible Nonsense’ discussed at Kelly Writers House

Last night, the simple lessons of children’s literature found an older audience of writers and readers alike at the Kelly Writers House.

Arielle Brousse, assistant director for development at the Writers House, organized an event titled “Sensible Nonsense”… Brousse said that there is a wealth of wisdom in children’s books, hidden in deceptively simple prose, and through this event, she hoped to unearth more.

Hey, Sensible Nonsense fans!

In one week, we will be hosting a live celebration of The Sensible Nonsense Project – and we want your involvement!

When is it?

On Wednesday, February 6th, at 6:00 PM EST. We’ll be hosted by the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia.

What are you doing?

We’re hosting a series of readings of Sensible Nonsense Project essays in a collective celebration of the power of storytelling.

Is there a charge?

Never. All events at Kelly Writers House are totally free.

Well, I only go to events that have free food.

You’re in luck! We’re going to have a fantastic reception after the event inspired by after-school snacks. (If you have a good idea for one, let us know!)

But I don’t live anywhere near Philadelphia.

Also not a problem. We livecast (and archive) all of our programs. As long as you’re free at 6PM EST, you can click this link and watch it live. 

OK, but how do I participate?

I’ve heard from a lot of people who like the project, but are daunted by the idea of writing a personal essay. So here’s an alternative: think about the questions: What was your favorite book as a kid? Why? As an adult, what do you think you learned from it? Then drop us a quick line in our ask box. It can be totally casual – just a few sentences instead of a narrative. Then I’ll read your answers live at the event. I can credit you if you’d like, or just read it anonymously as a show of support for your favorite book. 

Join the celebration – and keep reading!