Margaret Chew Barringer


BSR Contributor Since July 9, 2011

Margaret Chew Barringer is founder and chairman of American INSIGHT, a producer of historical documentaries. She lives in Penn Valley, Pa.

Margaret Chew Barringer is an American poet and filmmaker born in 1946. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in America and Russia. In 1983, she founded the American Poetry Center, a statewide nonprofit organization that sponsored readings and symposia in Philadelphia and coordinated all literary events for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, leading directly to the creation of National Poetry Month.

In 2005, the organization changed its name to American INSIGHT, and began featuring authors, scholars, artists, and civic leaders in a series of historical documentaries about Philadelphia. American INSIGHT's first annual Free Speech Film Festival will culminate in an Awards Ceremony at the American Philosophical Society in May, 2012.

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Hepburn: Clothes for the assertive woman.

What messages do today's women send?

Casualty of the sex abuse debate: Whatever happened to women's intuition?

Today's media revolution has eliminated millennia of intergenerational knowledge about what it means to be a human being. And if we women don't fully understand ourselves and the messages we're sending, how can men?

Margaret Chew Barringer

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