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Penn’s Village Reads Short Stories (V)

This Evening Reads will look at love from different perspectives. “Getting it Right” by Maeve Binchy tells a simple love story, which of course, turns out not to be that simple. Most of Binchy's stories are set in Ireland, characterized by a sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, and containing surprise endings. Her novels, which were translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and made her one of Ireland's best-loved and most recognizable writers.

“Goodbye and Good Luck” is a short story written by Grace Paley that was published in her collection The Little Disturbances of Man in 1959. One of the more known stories from her collection, this story is a heartwarming tale of a woman in pursuit of love and her struggles with tradition in her journey to attaining it. Grace Paley was an American short story author, poet, teacher, and political activist. Paley wrote three critically acclaimed collections of short stories, which were compiled in the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Collected Stories in 1994.

Polly MacIntyre started acting in Houston, Texas during the1980s, eventually becoming a company member at Main Street Theater. She created “Belles of Dublin,” an evening of Irish theatre and music. Polly’s film work includes “Bob and the Trees,” which won the Grand Prize at the Karlovy Vary Festival and “Down With the King,” which premiered recently at Cannes and won the Grand Prix at the Deauville Film Festival.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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 being asked to join Penn’s Village or pay $10 per additional program.

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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