January 2018

Monday, 1/1

Tuesday, 1/2

Wednesday, 1/3

Thursday, 1/4

Friday, 1/5

Saturday, 1/6

Sunday, 1/7

Monday, 1/8

Tuesday, 1/9

Wednesday, 1/10

Thursday, 1/11

Friday, 1/12

Saturday, 1/13

Sunday, 1/14

Monday, 1/15

Tuesday, 1/16

A poetry reading

6:15 PM in the Arts Cafe

Poetry reading by an emerging poet-scholar. Co-sponsored with the English Department and Creative Writing Program.

Wednesday, 1/17

Thursday, 1/18

A poetry reading

6:15 PM in the Arts Cafe

Poetry reading by an emerging poet-scholar. Co-sponsored with the English Department and Creative Writing Program.

Friday, 1/19

Saturday, 1/20

Sunday, 1/21

Monday, 1/22

A poetry reading by CAConrad and Dara Weir

Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

The Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series is put on by Committee of Vigilance members Michelle Taransky and Emily Pettit. The Committee of Vigilance is a subdivision of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute.

Dara Wier's 13th book, in the still of the night, includes 13 poems. She lives in North Amherst and teaches for the University of Massachusetts MFA for poets and writers and co-directs its Juniper Inititative and Juniper Summer Institute. Previously Guggenheim, NEA and Massachusetts Cultural Council grants have supported her work. She edits and publishes for jubilat and factory hollow press.

CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays, including While Standing in Line for Death(forthcoming from Wave Books, 2017), and is also the co-editor of Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners. He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Object and Ucross. For his books, essays, and details on the documentary The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films, 2016), please visit www.CAConrad.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, 1/23

A poetry reading

6:15 PM in the Arts Cafe

Poetry reading by an emerging poet-scholar. Co-sponsored with the English Department and Creative Writing Program.

Wednesday, 1/24

Suppose an Eyes Poetry Reading

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Suppose An Eyes is an ongoing workshop for poets sponsored by the Kelly Writers House. Formed in 1999, the group meets two evenings per month, providing a workshop for poets to explore, share, and improve their work as part of a supportive community of writers. Though often full, the group is open to anyone interested in writing poetry—any type of poetry, from traditional forms to "found" poetry, flarf, and even computer-generated work. In addition to workshop meetings, Suppose an Eyes participates in readings at various locations in the greater Philadelphia area.

Thursday, 1/25

Mind of Winter

5:30 PM in the Arts Cafe

RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or call 215-746-POEM.

In January of every year, the Writers House Planning Committee embraces the post-holiday doldrums with a celebration of winter's comforts, inspired by Wallace Stevens's chilly poem, "The Snow Man." We gather here at the Writers House, stoke a big fire in the parlor, simmer several big pots of soups and stews, and share our favorite winter-themed readings with one another. Let it snow!

Friday, 1/26

Saturday, 1/27

Sunday, 1/28

Monday, 1/29

LIVE at the Kelly Writers House

7:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

LIVE at the Writers House is a long-standing collaboration of the people of the Kelly Writers House and of WXPN (88.5 FM). Six times annually between September and April, the Writers House airs a one-hour broadcast of poetry, music, and other spoken-word art, along with one musical guest -- from our Arts Cafe onto the airwaves at WXPN. "LIVE" is broadcast on WXPN. "LIVE" is made possible through the generous support of BigRoc and is produced by Alli Katz.

Tuesday, 1/30

A poetry reading

6:15 PM in the Arts Cafe

Poetry reading by an emerging poet-scholar. Co-sponsored with the English Department and Creative Writing Program.

Wednesday, 1/31