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
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

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.


ZINE RAVE

5:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Join curators of the Writers House Zine Library — Alyson del Pino (C'21) and Quinn Gruber (C'22) — for a collective zine-making event. After a quick workshop on single-sheet book forms, participants can spend all night making zines to their heart's desire. Bring material to cut up and transform (magazine, printed material, other clip art)

Thursday, 10/3

Lunch with Christine Gross-Loh

Hosted by Al Filreis

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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

Christine Gross-Loh is a journalist and author. Her most recent book is The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, coauthored with Professor Michael Puett. The Path, an international bestseller, has been published in nearly 30 countries. She is also the author of Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Things Parents Around the World Can Teach Us. Christine has written on history, education, philosophy, and parenting for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and other outlets. She has a Ph.D. in East Asian history from Harvard University.


An Evening With Cecilia Corrigan

RealArts@Penn

5:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Anthony DeCurtis
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Cecilia Corrigan is a writer, actor and comedian. Last year she was commissioned by Bedlam Theater Company to write and act in a contemporary, queer adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope, with a production slated for Spring 2020. Recent work includes Le Balm, an essayistic video series of makeup reviews, about a beauty vlogger turned aspiring political radical. She was Issue Project Room's 2016 Artist in Residence, where she developed Motherland, a play Corrigan wrote, directed, and starred in. Her first book of poetry, Titanic, won the Madeleine P. Plonsker prize in 2014. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Village Voice, The New Yorker, The New York Times, 周末画报 (Modern Weekly), n+1, Interview Magazine, and BOMB.


Friday, 10/4

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Sunday, 10/6

Monday, 10/7

Writing Obituaries for The New York Times: lunch with Katharine Seelye

Povich Journalism Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Hosted by: Dick Polman
rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu or (215) 746-POEM
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Obituaries are one of the best-read features in The New York Times, which is why Katharine Q. Seelye signed up to write them. Before taking on her new beat, "Kit" covered national news and politics for The Times since 1994. She has served since 2012 as the paper's New England bureau chief, based in Boston. Before moving to Boston, Ms. Seelye worked in the Washington bureau for 12 years and covered multiple beats, from Congress to the White House, and she slogged along "on the bus" on six presidential campaigns. She pioneered The Times's online coverage of politics, and in 2007 became the paper's first online political writer.


City Planning Poetics 8: Urban Ruins

Dan Biddle and Donna Stonecipher

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Davy Knittle
sponsored by: Creative Ventures
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

City Planning Poetics is a semesterly series that invites one or more poets or more planners, designers, planning historians, or others working in the field of city planning to discuss a particular topic central to their work, to ask each other questions, and to read from their current projects.

Donna Stonecipher is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Transaction Histories (2018), which was cited by The New York Times as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018. She has published one book of criticism, Prose Poetry and the City (2018). Her poems have been published in many journals, including The Paris Review, and have been translated into eight languages. In 2018 she won a Working Grant from the Berlin Senat. She translates from German, and her translation of Austrian poet Friederike Mayröcker's études, for which she received an NEA fellowship, is forthcoming in 2019. She lives in Berlin.


Daniel R. Biddle, the Philadelphia Inquirer's former politics editor, has worked as a journalist for four decades. His Inquirer stories on the courts won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. As an editor he helped direct Inquirer investigative projects, regional news coverage, and reporting on elections. He and Murray Dubin co-authored Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America (Temple University Press, 2010; paperback ed. 2017). Biddle previously worked as a reporter for the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, O. He has a BA in history from the University of Michigan and has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He teaches journalism at the University of Delaware and at Penn, and lives in West Philadelphia.


Tuesday, 10/8

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Monday, 10/14

What is XFICMagazine?

Creative Writing Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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

Students interested in joining XFIC, an experimental nonfiction journal sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Penn, are invited to an information lunch with faculty adviser, Jay Kirk. XFIC will count for course credit in ENG 145 (Spring 2020). Students must submit a story pitch to be admitted. The deadline for story pitches will be announced soon. For more details, check out xfic.org.

XFIC is an experimental nonfiction journal for writers who want to test the boundaries of longform. The type of stories we most want to publish are ones where the writer is in pursuit of immediate experience. Reality as it is unfolding before your eyes. Then, in workshop, we will take the raw material of experience and transform it into compelling narrative through radical and experimental techniques. Xfic seeks writers seeking new ways to discover meaning, who seek to be more daring, more performative, more pretentious, more excellent, more virtuosic, funnier and weirder, and, most of all, who seek to directly engage reality and invent it at the same time (and who are capable of inhabiting such paradoxical spaces).

Jay Kirk has been dismantling and recreating the art of literary recreation over the past seven years in a project called AVOID THE DAY (to be published by Harper Perennial in 2019), a book that evolved out of his years as an award-winning longform journalist for magazines like Harper's, GQ, the Chicago Reader, and The New York Times Magazine. He received a Whiting Fellowship for AVOID THE DAY in 2017, and an earlier excerpt of the book appeared in Harper's Magazine as "Bartok's Monster." While reinventing his own path as a writer, Jay has been cataloging his theories which he will be using to generate questions for the writers who join XFic 145. How do we make more radical choices? How is reality supposed to appear? How is narrative like a controlled crash? How can we generate new kinds of meaning? How can the nonfiction writer invent their own world and then, once invented, perform in that reality?


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

A poetry reading by Ahmad Almallah

Introduced by Al Filreis

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel
listen: to an audio recording of this event.

Ahmad Almallah's first book of poems is Bitter English, published this fall in the Phoenix Poets Series from the University of Chicago Press. He received the 2018 Edith Goldberg Paulson Memorial Prize for Creative Writing, and his set of poems "Recourse," won the 2017 Blanche Colton Williams Fellowship. Some of his poems appeared in Jacket2, Track//Four, All Roads will lead You Home, Apiary, Supplement, SAND, Michigan Quarterly Review, Making Mirrors: Righting/Writing by Refugees and forthcoming in Birmingham Poetry Review. He holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Literature from IUB and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College.


Wednesday, 10/16

A celebration of "Plagued by Fire"

featuring Paul Hendrickson

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

introduced by: Al Filreis
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Paul Hendrickson — an eminent writer, Penn faculty member, and longtime friend of the Writers House — has written an extraordinary new book about Frank Lloyd Wright. Plagued by Fire is a pathbreaking biography that will change the way we understand the life, mind, and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Washington Post has praised Hendrickson for the "tremendously rigorous research" and "persistent and expansive curiosity" he puts toward his subject. The American Scholar calls the book "dazzling" and "ingenious." Join us for a talk by the author, followed by a celebratory reception.

Paul Hendrickson is the author of the New York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, and Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy, which won the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award. Since 1998 he has been on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. For two decades before that, he was a staff writer at The Washington Post. Among his other books are Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott (1992 finalist for the NBCC award) and The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War (1996 finalist for the National Book Award). He has been the recipient of writing fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lyndhurst Foundation, and the Alicia Patterson Foundation. In 2009 he was a joint visiting professor of documentary practice at Duke University and of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the father of two grown sons, both of whom work in media, and he lives with his wife, Cecilia, a retired nurse, in Washington, D.C., and outside Philadelphia.

Thursday, 10/17

Speakeasy Open Mic Night

7:30 PM in the Arts Cafe

listen: to an audio recording of this event.

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.

Friday, 10/18

Saturday, 10/19

Sunday, 10/20

Monday, 10/21

Lunch with Zaina Erhaim

Journalist at Risk Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Co-sponsored by: The Povich Journalism Program, Perry World House, and the Center for Media at Risk
hosted by: Dick Polman
RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or (215) 746-POEM
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Zaina Erhaim is an award-winning Syrian journalist, working as the Communication Manager with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Zaina received the first Annita Auspurg Award: Rebel Woman For Peace By WILFP. She was named Journalist of the Year by Reporters without Borders in 2015, one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Arab Women' according to Arabian Business and one of the Unsung Heroes of 2016 by Reuters Thomson.


Edible Books Party

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Our annual EDIBLE BOOK PARTY, held in memory of Blaze Bernstein, celebrates edible works of art inspired by books and created in kitchens. Do you like to bake? Are you a master of literary puns? This event is for you. Anyone is welcome to make or bake a book for our party. All entries should be edible (or made of food) and should, in one way or another, represent a book or book title, like: "Jane Pear" (a pear in a bonnet), "A Raisin in the Bun" (which was exactly as it sounds), "The Life of Pie" (depicting several pies in various states of being made), and "Fifty Shades of Earl Grey" (50 cups of tea, brewed to different shades). Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories (Most Delicious, Punniest, Best Use of a Single Ingredient, Most Literary, Most Literal, Best Breakfast, and Blaziest).

To enter a book or to find out more, please email wh@writing.upenn.edu.

Tuesday, 10/22

"And she was loved": In Memory of Toni Morrison

Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Organized by: Imani Davis (C'20) and Ashley Codner (C'21)
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Join us for an open forum in memory of Toni Morrison, with time for speaking, reading, and other sharing.

Wednesday, 10/23

A celebration of Lorene Cary's Ladysitting

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Introduced by: Sara Albert, Associate Editor of SafeKidsStories.com; Sonali Deliwala; and Samira Mehta
Sponsored by: the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the Center for Africana Studies
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

The Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the Center for Africana Studies present a celebration of Senior Lecturer Lorene Cary's new memoir, Ladysitting (Norton, 2019). In addition to hosting a reading by Cary from the book, we are delighted to present an excerpt from the opera based on the memoir, The Gospel According to Nana, by Lorene Cary and Liliya Ugay, commissioned by the American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program and performed by Summer Hassan, soprano; Megan McFadden, mezzo; and Grant Loehnig, piano.

Lorene Cary's non-fiction includes magazine articles and blogs as well as her best-selling memoir Black Ice, and a collection of stories for young readers, Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad. Novels include The Price of a Child, chosen as the first One Book One Philadelphia offering; ; and If Sons, Then Heirs.

Cary has written scripts for videos at The President's House exhibit on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Her new memoir, Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century, will be published by W.W. Norton Books in May 2019. An audiobook recording is planned for this summer, too. Cary is in her second year of a residency in American Lyric Theater's Composer & Librettist Development Program. In 2018, she wrote a libretto that takes off from Ladysitting. Composer Liliya Ugay set the book and has produced her own recording of The Gospel According to Nana, planned for release this Spring.

For 20 years Cary has taught fiction and non-fiction at UPenn; now she invites her students to publish on SafeKidsStories.com on Medium.com, which she created to focus on children's safety and wholeness.

In 1998 Cary founded Art Sanctuary to enrich urban Philadelphia with the excellence of black arts. To create an intentional transition, she stepped down as director in 2012. She served as president of the Union Benevolent Associationß; and from 2011-2013 as a member of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission, where, as chair of the Safety Committee, she worked to rewrite the Student Code of Conduct to eliminate zero-tolerance discipline.

Honors include: UPenn's Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Philadelphia Award, and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore, Muhlenberg, Colby, and Keene State Colleges, and Arcadia and Gwynedd Mercy Universities. In March 2017, she was featured in a Philadelphia Airport exhibit that commemorates 100 of Philadelphia's African American history makers of the 20th century.

Thursday, 10/24

The Infatuation: A conversation with Hillary Reinsberg

Applebaum Editors and Publishers Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Anthony DeCurtis
RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or (215)746-POEM
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Hillary Reinsberg is the Editor in Chief of The Infatuation and Zagat. The Infatuation's first hire, Hillary has overseen the editorial expansion of the restaurant review platform and its signature voice into cities across the U.S and U.K. With The Infatuation's 2018 acquisition of the legendary restaurant guide Zagat from Google, Hillary is now also working on developing content around that brand and platform. Previously, Hillary was an early member of BuzzFeed's news team, and as a writer and editor there covered everything from New Hampshire's election of the first all-female state delegation to viral trends on YouTube. While a student at Penn, Hillary was the first editor of Under The Button and also worked on 34th Street. Last year, she was recognized on the Media section of Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.



A reading by Carole Bernstein and Patrick Donnelly

6:00 pm in the Arts Cafe

sponsored by: the Anonymous Endowed Fund for Poetry
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

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

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Monday, 10/28

LIVE at the Writers House

WXPN radio show

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 records a one-hour show of poetry, music, and other spoken-word art for broadcast by WXPN. "LIVE" is made possible through the generous support of BigRoc and is produced by Alli Katz.


Tuesday, 10/29

Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco and Pablo Landeo Muñoz, with Américo Mendoza-Mori

Indigenous Languages Week: Quechua Writers

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Co-sponsored by: The Quechua Program, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Natives at Penn
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

PABLO LANDEO MUÑOZ is a Peruvian writer, translator, and teacher of language and literature. He is currently a Quechua teacher at INALCO in Paris, and director of the literary magazine Atuqpa Chupan ("The fox's tail" in Quechua), which is published annually and written entirely in Quechua. In 2011, his collection of poems Los hijos de Babel appeared in Spanish. He published a collection of stories from Huancavelica in Quechua Ayacucho under the title Wankawillkain 2013, complemented by translations into Spanish and a study in Quechua. His novel Aqupampa, which appeared in 2016, is the first Quechua novel published in Quechua without translation into Spanish.

Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco is a Quechua poet and language activist from Haquira, in Peru's Apurímac region. She is a former fellow of the Artist Leadership Program at Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. In 2018 she presented her first short-film Runasimpi Qillqaspa, about the efforts to promote literacy among Quechua native speakers in the Andes. Additionally, she has been involved in projects about the use of Quechua language in radio, software, and programmers in Peru and the United States.

Wednesday, 10/30

What does it mean to reclaim a language?

Indigenous Languages Week: Panel Discussion

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Co-sponsored by: The Quechua Program, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Natives at Penn
RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Connor Bard (Lumbee Tribe) about language reclamation. What does it mean to reclaim a language? How might we understand the historical legacy of not being able to speak the language of our ancestors? How can individual language users and cultural activists contribute to the celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples? Stephanie Mach (Navajo/Diné) and Janice Llamoca (Quechua) will help us address these and other questions about the politics and personal experience of language reclamation. Lunch will be served.

Janice Llamoca is an award-winning journalist and producer at NPR’s Latino USA. She began her career as an entertainment digital journalist and over the past five years, Janice has shifted her focus to audio sharing narratives about communities of color. During her time as a radio producer, she has done stories about history, language access, and culture, and humanizes her stories with compelling voices. As a proud Peruvian American, Janice (in her spare time) attempts to convert the English-speaking world to pronounce “llama” as “Yama” and not “Lama.” Because no one says “tortiLa.” She is currently taking Quechua language classes at the Quechua Collective of New York.

Stephanie Mach (Navajo/Diné) is a Collections Coordinator in the Academic Engagement Department at the Penn Museum. Mach facilitates university faculty and student access to collections and manages the Summer Internship Program. Mach has a BA in Archaeology, MA in Museum Studies, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Museum Anthropology. Mach’s research interests include museum policy, the history of museums, decolonizing and restorative methodologies, and settler colonialism.

Connor Beard (moderator) is a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Connor is a Communications Major and a Native American Studies Minor. The Undergraduate Chair of Natives at Penn (NAP), he is a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe. Outside of NAP, Connor is involved in the performing arts community as the Community Service Chair for the Performing Arts Council Executive Board, performing in the University's Glee Club, and a director for Manahatta, an upcoming play that is centered around Indigenous issues.


Dizhsa Nabani – Lengua Viva – Living Language

Indiginous Languages Week: Film Screening

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Co-sponsored by: The Quechua Program, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Natives at Penn
Presented by: Felipe H. Lopez, Brook Lilehaugen, Eddie Oggborn, Sabea Evans, and Kathryn Goldberg
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

DIZHSA NABANI – LENGUA VIVA – LIVING LANGUAGE is a web-based documentary film series, supported by DocuLab at Haverford College, that explores the relationship between Zapotec identity, language, and daily life. The series traces efforts of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya community members, including farmers, artesans, and public officials, to sustain and re-invigorate their Zapotec language.

FELIPE H. LOPEZ is originally from the Zapotec town of San Lucas Quiaviní, Oaxaca. He currently serves as advisor to the Oaxacan State Commission on Human Rights. At the age of 16 he migrated to Los Angeles, California, speaking no English and little Spanish. By 2007 he had earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in urban planning. It was at UCLA that he began working with linguists to document his language, resulting in a trilingual Zapotec-Spanish-English dictionary (Munro & Lopez et al. 1999). His poetry can also be found in the Latin American Literary Review. His short story Liaza chaa ‘I am going home’ was awarded the 2017 Premios CaSa prize for the creation of literature in Zapotec and will be published in the Aug 2018 volume of Latin American Literature Today. This poem, Gyec Muly, has been set to music in an art song by composer Kathryn Goldberg. This music and more of his writing can be found at http://felipehlopez.weebly.com/. https://twitter.com/DizhSa

BROOK DANIELLE LILLEHAUGEN is a linguist specializing in Zapotec languages in both their modern and historical forms. She is an assistant professor of linguistics at Haverford College and previously worked at the Center for Indigenous Languages at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been doing fieldwork with speakers of Zapotec languages since 1999. Lillehaugen’s research profile includes technical grammatical descriptions as well as collaborative language documentation and revitalization projects. She has found combining linguistic fieldwork with tools from the digital humanities to be a productive way to collaborate with both Zapotec speaking communities and undergraduate students. She is co-director of Ticha, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec texts, and leads several teams in developing online Talking Dictionaries for Zapotec languages. For more information on her research and teaching, visit her website at http://brooklillehaugen.weebly.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @blillehaugen.

EDWARD OGBORN is a senior at Haverford College hailing from Littleton, Colorado. He is majoring in Comparative Literature with a focus on visual media production and cinema. He co-produced a short film which was selected for the Director’s Sidebar at the 2018 Tri-Co Film Festival. Edward’s other passions include language (he is a speaker of Spanish and French) and comedy (he is a student leader of the Bi-Co’s sketch and comedy group, The Lighted Fools, and runs open mic nights at Haverford). He spent the Spring 2018 semester studying abroad in Paris, France. Edward is thrilled to work with this DocuLab team and to create media that will support the goals of Zapotec language activists.

SABEA EVANS is a recently graduated Linguistics major and Religion minor with a concentration in Africana Studies. She was born and raised in Bronx, NY. Sabea has been a member of the Sneetch Ultimate Frisbee team, a co-head and board member of the Black Students League, and has lived in Quaker House community housing for 3 years. She has participated in Customs as a Peer Awareness Facilitator, an Ambassador for Multicultural Awareness, and an International Student Resource Person. She was also recently a Community Outreach Multicultural Liaison. Sabea’s senior thesis was on racialized language ideologies of speakers of Dagbani, a non-dominant indigenous language, and mother-tongue education in Dalun, Ghana. She’s currently an incoming Haverford House Fellow with the Center for Hunger-Free Communities.

KATHRYN GOLDBERG is a recently graduated Linguistics and Music double major at Bryn Mawr College. She is from Damascus, Maryland. She wrote her senior theses about three popular songs in Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec, and recently won “Best Descriptive Linguistics Thesis” for her research on the realization of lexical tone in those songs. Kathryn recently composed two art songs setting Zapotec poetry by Felipe H. Lopez. At Bryn Mawr, she was musical director of the Night Owls, the official a cappella group of Bryn Mawr. Kathryn is excited to be a part of this team and to contribute to the existing efforts to valorize Zapotec.

Thursday, 10/31

Indigenous Languages Week: lunch with Pablo Landeo Muñoz

11:30 AM in the Arts Cafe

Co-sponsored by: The Quechua Program, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Natives at Penn
RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu
watch: a video recording of this program via our YouTube channel

PABLO LANDEO MUÑOZ is a Peruvian writer, translator, and teacher of language and literature. He is currently a Quechua teacher at INALCO in Paris, and director of the literary magazine Atuqpa Chupan ("The fox's tail" in Quechua), which is published annually and written entirely in Quechua. In 2011, his collection of poems Los hijos de Babel appeared in Spanish. He published a collection of stories from Huancavelica in Quechua Ayacucho under the title Wankawillkain 2013, complemented by translations into Spanish and a study in Quechua. His novel Aqupampa, which appeared in 2016, is the first Quechua novel published in Quechua without translation into Spanish.