TN669_TRAVELING_CHOIR_720x340_FRecently, freelance writer and Lancaster native Penny Wrenn, joined us for our weekly radio show, Friday Live Lancaster. During the show she did a reading of one of her pieces about music, particularly in relation to how music has a universal message of both good news and bad news. We enjoyed it so much we wanted to share it with you here. It’s just about 6-minutes long, so take some time to listen to Penny and enjoy her message, and the passion with which she delivers it.


Penny Wrenn is a Harlem-based writer who was raised in Lancaster, PA. (Right? Can’t you just see the From Amish Country to the Apollo memoir now?) Penny’s work has appeared in Esquire; Essence; Glamour; Marie Claire; O, The Oprah Magazine and Redbook, among other publications. She writes a weekly (or twice weekly or, sometimes, thrice weekly column, “Penny For Your Thoughts” for MadameNoire). And, by the way, she doesn’t usually use the word “thrice” in conversation.