The Writers House at 3805 Locust Walk is under
renovation until October 27. Until then, all events will be held
off-site. See below for specific locations.
- 7:00-9:00 PM: Class of 2001 Class Ode
Competition at Chats, 3800
- 1:00-4:00 PM: Academic Fair. Come to College Green to pick
up more information about the Writers House!
- 4:00-6:00PM: Graduate Student Fair. Come to the Annenberg
Center Lobby to pick up more information about the Writers House.
- 7:00PM: Talking Film. Join
other students interested in American independent film for an
information meeting about the Writers House screenwriters workshop,
followed by a screening of Hal Hartley's The Unbelievable Truth, in
the High Rise East 10th Floor Lounge. For more information or to
RSVP, contact Writers
- 9:00PM: Welcome back the Virgin
House Band tonight at Chats, 3800 Locust Walk. The VHB
recently finished a weekly series at The Blue Moon Jazz Club, and bring
their signature sound to the House every Thursday night.
- 12 Midnight: LIVE at the
Writers House #4 with WXPN
88.5. Season Premier! Institute
of Contemporary Art, 36th & Sansom Sts. Featuring works by Nate Chinen,
Holly Johnson, Bellevue, Herman Beavers, John Parker, Regina Christian,
Kyle Connor, Kirsten Thorpe, Colleen O'Neill, Kristen
Gallagher, and Dave
Beavers's portion of this event was recorded and is
available on PENNsound.
- Writing Advisors: Meet with advisors Sunday
to Thursday from 7:00-10:00PM in HRE 1314 until the House re-opens in
October. Check out a variety of writing resources sponsored by the Writing Program.
- 5:00-6:00PM The Penn and Pencil Club, a new creative
writing workshop for Penn staff, will hold a planning and information
session in the Smith-Penniman Room, 2nd floor, Houston
Hall. Refreshments will be provided. If you're a Penn employee and want to
work on your creative writing, this group is for you. For more
information or to RSVP, contact Writers
- 8:30PM: Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose and
Anything Goes. An open mic performance night at Chats, 3800
Locust Walk. For more information, contact the hosts, Emily Cohen and
- Noon-2PM: Bagel Brunch with Dodie Bellamy and
Kevin Killian. Van Pelt College House Seminar Room, 3909 Spruce St.
For more information or to RSVP contact Writers House.
- 7-9PM: Staged reading of a play by Kevin Killian,
performed by Penn students. High Rise East Rathskellar (basement).
To RSVP for dress rehearsal or the performance contact Joshua
- 5:00-8:00PM: Alumni Writers: Visit by Mark Cohen, C'84,
Executive Editor of Philadelphia Magazine. Bowl Room, 1st
Floor, Houston Hall. For more information or to RSVP contact Writers House.
- 7:00PM: Talking Film. Screenwriters
workshop taught by Ernie Vecchione, 1996 winner of the "Set in
Philadelphia" screenwriting contest. Tonight's workshop, "Your
Vision / All About Structure" will be followed by a screening of
Striptease or Feeling Minnesota. Van Pelt College House
Seminar Room, 3909 Spruce Street.
- 1PM: A reading with Linda Zisquit, a poet and
translator from Israel. Her latest book of poetry, Unopened
Letters, came out from Sheep Meadow Press last spring, and her book of
translations of the Hebrew poet Yona Wollach is about to be published,
also by Sheep Meadow Press. Hillel, 202 S. 36th Street.
- 6:00PM: Talking Film screens
contemporary American independent films, with talks by the writers and
directors who made them. Tonight's guest is Michael O'Reilly, who
will present his award-winning film, Glass Jaw, filmed entirely in
pixel vision. Van Pelt College House seminar room, 3909 Spruce Street.
To RSVP--and to get a copy of O'Reilly's script for the film--contact Writers House. This event is
co-sponsored by Specters of Legitimacy, a conference on the films
of Allen Smithee to be held on September 27th.
- Specters of
Legitimacy: a retrospective and conference on the films of Allen
Smithee. Time and location to be announced.
at the Writers
House at WXPN 88.5. At WXPN,
3905 Spruce Street. Please RSVP.
- 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Retreat and think-tank for Live
- 4:30-7PM: Planning
Committee meeting. Harris Steinberg will attend. Meeting will be
held at the Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk.