October 2019

Tuesday, 10/1

Wednesday, 10/2

Renegade Women in Film & TV

A conversation with film critic Elizabeth Weitzman

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu or (215) 746-POEM

Elizabeth Weitzman is a journalist, film critic, and the author of more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She currently covers movies for the Wrap, and was a critic for the New York Daily News for 15 years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, and written about entertainment for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many others.

In 2015, she was named one of the top critics in New York by the Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, and is a longstanding member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


Thursday, 10/3

Friday, 10/4

Saturday, 10/5

Sunday, 10/6

Monday, 10/7

Tuesday, 10/8

Wednesday, 10/9

Thursday, 10/10

Friday, 10/11

Saturday, 10/12

Sunday, 10/13

Monday, 10/14

A meeting of the Writers House Planning Committee

5:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

rsvp: jalowent@writing.upenn.edu

Join us for a meeting of the Writers House Planning Committee (also know as "the Hub") — the core group of engaged students, staff, faculty, and volunteers who help make things happen at Writers House. Anyone is welcome to become a Hub member by participating in Hub activities and helping out. Members of the Hub plan programs, share ideas, and discuss upcoming projects.

Tuesday, 10/15

Wednesday, 10/16

Speakeasy Open Mic Night

7:30 PM in the Arts Cafe

Our student-run open mic night welcomes all kinds of readings, performances, spectacles, and happenings. Bring your poetry, your guitar, your dance troupe, your award-winning essay, or your stand up comedy to share.

Thursday, 10/17

Friday, 10/18

Saturday, 10/19

Sunday, 10/20

Monday, 10/21

Tuesday, 10/22

Wednesday, 10/23

Thursday, 10/24

A reading by Carole Bernstein and Patrick Donnelly

6:00 pm in the Arts Cafe

Carole Bernstein is the author of three poetry collections, Buried Alive: A To-Do List (Hanging Loose Press, 2019); Familiar (Hanging Loose Press)—which J. D. McClatchy called “an exhilarating book”—and And Stepped Away from the Circle (Sow’s Ear Press), winner of the Sow’s Ear Chapbook contest. Her poems have been widely published, including in Antioch Review, Bridges, Chelsea, The F-Word, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and Yale Review, and in anthologies such as American Poetry: The Next Generation and Unsettling America. She is an original member of KWH’s Suppose an Eyes poetry group. A Penn graduate (C’81), she studied poetry with Daniel Hoffman and William Zaranka, and won second place in a university-wide poetry contest judged by Elizabeth Bishop (who corrected her grammar).


PATRICK DONNELLY is the author of four books of poetry, Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019), Jesus Said (a chapbook from Orison Books, 2017), Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012, a 2013 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press). Donnelly is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, now a center for poetry and the arts. Donnelly’s awards include the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, and a 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency Award. More at www.patrickdonnellypoetry.com


Friday, 10/25

Saturday, 10/26

Sunday, 10/27

Monday, 10/28

Tuesday, 10/29

Wednesday, 10/30

Thursday, 10/31