Janet Spangler and Ebony Collier


Janet Spangler arrived in Philadelphia in 1978 and began writing poetry in spare moments while working in development for public broadcasting. Spangler is co-author of a fund raising textbook. She later worked as a recruiter with Management Recruiters International. Along the way, she studied comedy improv for a year and a half with Bobbi Block of Comedysportz.

Before coming to Philadelphia, Spangler lived in California, Arizona and New Mexico, where she was a reporter on the “Albuquerque News”. She also spent over six years in Istanbul, Turkey where she taught English As A Second Language.

Spangler is near completion on a novel about WWII, a time when the ties that bind often became tragically loosened.

Spangler is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio.