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TED Talks With Group Discussion

Join us for an entertaining TED talk by Anne Lamott, author of many bestselling books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the classic writer’s manual, Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life.

Following the video, Molly Lenowitz will facilitate a discussion of which points the group particularly appreciated.

Early in the talk, Anne tells us “there’s so little truth in the popular culture.” Her truths will likely resonate with many of us (“you cannot run alongside your grown children with sunscreen and Chapstick”). Anne’s humor is universally relatable. Although she delivered this talk pre-Covid, it is a wonderful reminder of how we can (may?) approach the paradoxes of life.

Join us for another “TED Talks Penn’s Village,” in which program participants view a TED Talk together and then discuss it with the help of a social host who will stimulate and guide conversation. TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) are presentations from around the world in which people with a passion for a subject share that love with their audiences.

Have a passion for something others might be interested in? Willing to host an upcoming program? Find a TED Talk that you like and contact Donna Murphy at  to discuss!

Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before joining Penn’s Village or paying $10 per additional event.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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