Marc Anthony Richardson

marcdsc_0509Marc Anthony Richardson is a novelist and artist from Philadelphia.
Year of the Rat, his debut novel, was winner of the Ronald Sukenick innovative fiction prize. A ten-year endeavour, Year of the Rat focuses on themes of critical social issues concerning minorities and the poor, dysfunctional families, sickness and mental disorders, the elderly and the disabled, substance abuse, and over-medicating.
Marc joined novelist Doug Rice at Scriptorium to read from his debut novel Year of the Rat on October 1, 2016.

T.R. Francis

photo 22focusFor our February 21, 2015 Black History Month show, 88-year-young T.R. Francis gave us a special presentation full of reflections and historical insight. The show was full of love and perspective as we listened to his words and the words of those who have been impacted by incredible life!