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Housework at Chapterhouse, Philadelphia

Housework is work undervalued, invisible, unpaid. It is classed, raced and gendered. It is also the work that allows life, it is “reproductive.” It is intimate. It’s necessary. It’s weird. It has been precarious. This is the kind of work we want to recognize.

Housework at Chapterhouse is a conversation between friends and with the history of this space. Chapter and Verse was a series by Ryan Eckes and Stan Mir that ran for nine years at Chapterhouse and supported young writers and established voices. It supported us. There was something expansive and generous about this room that operated outside funding and institutions. We want to keep and expand that spirit.

October 10, 2015

  • Joohyun Kim (18:06): MP3
  • Marissa Perel (30:02): MP3
  • Jai Arune Ravine (23:59): MP3
  • Complete Reading (1:15:28): MP3

November 14, 2015

  • Michael Cavuto (17:07): MP3
  • Jim Corey (19:32): MP3
  • Fan Wu (19:24): MP3
  • Complete Reading (56:42): MP3

February 20, 2016

  • Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (16:53): MP3
  • Complete Reading (with Alex Smith and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela) (18:09): MP3

March 12, 2016

  • Carolina Maugeri (29:23): MP3
  • Davey Knittle (23:41): MP3
  • Nina Puro (24:03): MP3
  • Complete Reading (59:58): MP3

April 16, 2016

  • Amina Masood (9:58): MP3
  • Complete Reading (with Melissa Buzzeo and Nila Nokizaru) (47:23): MP3

Chapter and Verse Series at the Chapterhouse Cafe, Philadelphia

September 13, 2008

April 11, 2009

September 12, 2009

September 26, 2009

  • Steve Dolph (15:21): MP3
  • Aaron Lowinger (24:40): MP3
  • Angela Carr (12:10): MP3

October 10, 2009

October 24, 2009

November 7, 2009

November 21, 2009

  • Paul Siegell (19:04): MP3
  • Tara Betts (24:02): MP3
  • Adam Meora (26:55): MP3

December 12, 2009

January 30, 2010

November 13, 2010

January 29, 2011

February 26, 2011

May 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

October 22, 2011

November 19, 2011

  • Jaclyn Sadicario (17:32): MP3
  • Ian Davisson (20:39): MP3
  • Filip Marinovich (30:10): MP3

December 10, 2011

January 28, 2012

March 24, 2012

April 28, 2012

May 12, 2012

  • H.B. Irwin (12:28): MP3
  • Stephen Potter (20:40): MP3
  • Andrea Lawlor (20:22): MP3

© 2013. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the authors. Used with permission of featured authors. Distributed by PennSound.