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“This Used to Be Philadelphia” with author Natalie Pompilio

May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A recording of the talk is available on the APT Facebook page and APT YouTube channel

On Wed. May 12, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will kick off its monthly meeting at 7 pm with a lecture by author Natalie Pompilio discussing her recently published book, “This Used to Be Philadelphia.”

Natalie Pompilio is a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. A former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, Natalie continues to contribute to those publications as well as The (Newark) Star Ledger, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and multiple national and local magazines. She has collaborated on four Philadelphia-centric books. The most recent, with her photographer sister Tricia, is This Used To Be Philadelphia, a collection of 80+ city locales and their origin stories.

Her other books include More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell (With Jane Golden and Robin Rice, Temple U. Press, 2006); Philadelphia A to Z (With Jennifer Zdon, Self-published, 2008); Walking Philadelphia: 30 Walking Tours Featuring Art, Architecture, History, and Little Known Gems (With Tricia Pompilio, Wilderness Press, 2017).

Natalie will share a few favorites stories from This Used To Be Philadelphia and talk a bit about what it was like to put together a book during a pandemic.

“This Used To Be Philadelphia” is for sale for $22.50 + shipping and taxes from Reedy Press. https://www.reedypress.com/shop/this-used-to-be-philadelphia/.

Following the talk will be the APT meeting and some social time on zoom. APT meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. For the foreseeable future all meetings are free for anyone and all are welcome!

APT has decided to waive 2021 membership fees for all 2020 members. New members are welcome to register for 2021 on the APT website. https://phillyguides.org/apt-membership-2/


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May 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm