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Larry was president of Robin's Bookstore, the oldest independent book store in Philadelphia, until it closed in December 2012. He is co-founder of Moonstone Inc. anddirector of the Moonstone Arts Center, has served on the boards of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, the Read Aloud Coalition of Philadelphia and The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. He has served on the literature panel of the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and the advisory boards of The Mayor's Commission on Literacy, the Philadelphia Ink program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's Year of the Pennsylvania Writer and Art Sanctuary. Larry created and directed The Celebration of Black Writing for 18 years, The Paul Robeson Festival for 8 years, Poetry Ink since 1996 and various other Moonstone programs. He currently produces poetry programs and since 2009 The Hidden History Project, city wide festivals celebrating the life and work of social activists, such as John Brown, Frances Harper, Martin Delany and Ida B. Wells.



Moonstone Arts Center

  2018 - Larry Robin
  2018 - Joy E. Stocke
  2017 - Courtney Bambrick
  2017 - Paul Siegell
  2016 - Blythe Davenport
  2016 - Warren Longmire
  2015 - Lillian Dunn
  2015 - Rodger Lowenthal
  2014 - Hayden Saunier
  2014 - Roy Smith
  2013 - Helen Mirkil
  2013 - CA Conrad
  2012 - Tamara Oakman
  2012 - Gerad Schultz
  2011 - Laura Holloway
  2011 - Charles Mann
  2010 - Camille Norvaisas
  2004 - Nathalie Anderson
  2003 - Lynn Levin
  2003 - Aaren Perry
  2002 - Kerry Sherin
  2002 - Charles Munoz
  2001 - Nicole Greaves
  2001 - Robert Salup
  2000 - Denise A. Collins
  2000 - Patrick Kelly
  1999 - Cecily Kellogg
  1999 - Leonard Gontarek
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