Pen to Purpose; Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Malcolm Mitchell

On Monday, April 11, 2022, at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Cotilla Gallery on the 2nd Floor, this semester’s final discussion in the Pen to Purpose series was held featuring author Malcolm Mitchell.  This author series, founded by Professor Efrat Friedman, is the result of a collaboration between the NSU Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts and the Alvin Sherman Library, sponsored by the Circle of Friends.

Malcolm Mitchell was the former Wide Receiver for the New England Patriots, and the rookie who helped the Patriots win Super Bowl LI. For years, Mitchell’s life revolved around his athletic pursuits, and he devoted little attention to books or writing. His focus, however, changed while recovering from knee

Event poster surgeries when Mitchell made time to pursue higher literacy levels and joined a book club. He eventually created the “Share the Magic Foundation” to promote literacy to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and “Read with Malcolm,” which introduces book ownership to students, and works to improve literacy in schools.

Mitchell is the author of the children’s books, The Magician’s Hat and My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World which encourage a positive association with literacy and the idea that books promote growth and opportunity.

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