- Jacqueline Jones LaMon Reads at the PEN Edmont Holiday Benefit
Jacqueline Jones LaMon Reads at the PEN Edmont Holiday Benefit
Jacqueline Jones LaMon reads “And what would you say if you could” by a Readers & Writers student, and “Mrs. Minor GIves Directions to Strangers” from The Elsewhere Chronicles at the 2009 PEN Edmont Holiday Benefit
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