Main Line Brothers Discuss Writing Books in Different Genres

Code: SL11014

Dates: March 23, 2020

Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Radnor Township Municipal Building

Course Fee: $42.00

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Two authors, brothers who grew up on the Main LIne and pursued different professions, discuss writing in different genres. Frank, a correspondent for NPR in China and currently in London, wrote the nonfiction narrative Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China, while David, a successful tort attorney, who lives locally, wrote the international legal thriller, Winnabow. The Langfitt brothers will discuss their inspirations, their research and writing processes, the stories they wanted to tell and what they learned along the way.


This program is part of the Smart Lunch series. Lunch is included. SCHEDULE: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch; 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Program Copies of "Winnabow" and "Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China" will be available for purchase.
Fee: $42.00

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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt is NPR’s London correspondent, covering Brexit, terrorism and other stories in Western Europe. Before coming to the United Kingdom, he spent a decade as a reporter in China, most recently as NPR’s correspondent in Shanghai, where he drove a free taxi around the city for a series on a changing China as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. Langfitt got the idea for the series from his experience decades earlier driving taxis in Philadelphia and on the Main Line during summers home from college. The NPR radio series inspired his first book, “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China.”

David Langfitt

David Langfitt is a lawyer and writer who has practiced civil litigation in Philadelphia for nearly thirty years. A partner for many years at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Mr. Langfitt now has his own law firm, Langfitt Garner PLLC located at 20th and Market Streets. His is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, The London School of Economics, and NYU School of Law. Winnabow is his first novel. He was raised in Merion, Pennsylvania and comes from a family of four brothers. He lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife Margaret, a native of the Cape Fear region in North Carolina. They have three children, all of whom went to grade school, middle school, and high school on the Main Line.

Caroline O'Halloran-Moderator

Caroline O’Halloran is the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning online newsmagazine, SAVVY Main Line. Before she created SAVVY, Caroline was a longtime journalist, editor and freelance writer whose articles appeared in regional newspapers, national magazines and collegiate publications. Hundreds of articles carried her byline in the Main Line Times, Main Line Suburban Life and Main Line Life where she served as features, education, society and news editor. An honors graduate of Brown University, Caroline began her journalism career on all-news radio as an anchor, reporter, public affairs show host and producer. She is a proud graduate of Merion Mercy Academy and lives in Malvern.


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