November 2013

Friday, 11/1

Saturday, 11/2

Sunday, 11/3

Monday, 11/4

The Billion Writers Workshop

Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age

A lunch talk with digital editor Jeremy Greenfield

co-sponsored by: the Creative Writing Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu
watch: a video recording of this event via KWH-TV
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Since the invention of the epic, the work writers produce has undergone continuous evolution. In the digital age, the tools writers use to create literature are evolving, too, and at light speed; Homer scarcely could have imagined Twitter. While the micro-blogging service is probably the most famous of these new tools, there are dozens of others that are helping artists of the printed word push the boundaries of creativity by working collaboratively. In a short talk, Jeremy Greenfield will discuss some of these exciting innovations, including his start-up Yarn, a very early stage collaborative writing platform.

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book World, the largest ebook digital book publishing conference in the world. Prior to joining Digital Book World in October 2011, Jeremy spent three years as a careers editor at FINS.com, a Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal site that he helped launch. Jeremy has spent time as a journalist covering magazines, media, marketing, advertising, culture, careers, finance, technology, the economy and, now, digital books. Jeremy lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.


A poetry reading by Ann Lauterbach

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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Ann Lauterbach is a poet and essayist whose most recent poetry collection, Or to Begin Again, was a 2009 National Book Award finalist. Her other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. Her poems have been published variously in literary journals and magazines including Conjunctions, and in anthologies including American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (W.W. Norton, 2009) and American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language (Wesleyan University Press, 2002). Lauterbach has taught at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, the Iowa Writers Workshop, Princeton University, and at the City College of New York and Graduate Center of CUNY. Since 1991 she has taught at Bard College, and is currently a David and Ruth Schwab II Professor of Language and Literature there, where she teaches and co-directs the Writing Division of the M.F.A. program.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 225 with David Wallace
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 145 with Stephen Fried

Tuesday, 11/5

PoemTalk: A special live taping

11:45 AM in the Arts Cafe

RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu
watch: a video recording of this event

Al Filreis hosts a recording of his podcast series, "PoemTalk," before a live audience. Tom Pickard, Julia Bloch, and Amy King join Al to discuss Basil Bunting's performance of Walt Whitman's poem "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking."

PoemTalk is a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House, PennSound, and the Poetry Foundation. PoemTalk's producer and host is Al Filreis, our engineer is Chris Martin, and our editor for every episode has been Steve McLaughlin, who is also podcasts editor of Jacket2. PoemTalk is also available on iTunes. Click this link to subscribe; or go to your iTunes music store and type "PoemTalk" in the search box.

Jane Gregory & Stephanie Anderson

Whenever We Feel Like It

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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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.

Jane Gregory is from Tucson, Arizona. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently working towards a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Her first book, My Enemies, was recently released by The Song Cave. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Stephanie Anderson is the author of In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments (Horse Less Press) and four chapbooks. She edits the micropress Projective Industries and lives in Chicago.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 112 with Max Apple
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 209: ENG 010 with Laynie Brown

Wednesday, 11/6

Writing about TV

Creative Ventures Program

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Jess Bergman (C'14)
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Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 156 with Paul Hendrickson
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 121 with Donna Jo Napoli

Thursday, 11/7

Brodsky Gallery Opening

Rex Works: Artist Talk with Francie Shaw

6:00 PM throughout the first floor

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Join us for an artist talk by Francie Shaw as we celebrate the opening of her show, REX WORKS, at the Brodsky Gallery. The works that will be shown "all start with a snippet from the daily comic strip 'Rex Morgan M.D.,'" and "are more paintings than collage, leaving the narrative behind and focusing on inventing visual spaces." On Thursday, November 7th at 6:00pm, join us to hear and see how Francie Shaw turns the funnies into art.

Francie Shaw is an artist who lives in Philadelphia with her husband, poet and Penn professor, Bob Perelman. She shows at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City.

The Brodsky Gallery is an art gallery integrated with the ground floor of the Writers House. Up to six exhibitions take place during the academic year from September through May. Openings feature a reception for the artist and an accompanying program; examples include panel discussions, poetry readings, film screenings, and technique demonstrations by the artist. Through exhibiting a diverse array of art media and cross-disciplinary programming, the Brodsky Gallery at KWH seeks to engage Penn students and the broader Philadelphia community with the interrelationships between literary and visual arts. Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Heidi Brodsky, whose support makes our gallery space possible, the Brodsky Gallery is a permanent project of Kelly Writers House.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 202: ENG 117 with Anthony DeCurtis
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 112 with Max Apple

Friday, 11/8

Saturday, 11/9

Writers House Open House

2:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Renew your acquaintance or get to know this lively and innovative home for writers of all ages and genres as you join members of the Writers House community for informal conversation, coffee, and light refreshments.

How to Teach Poetry to 42,000 Students at Once

ModPo, MOOCs, and Online Learning

4:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

RSVP: whhomecoming@writing.upenn.edu
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In fall 2013, Professor Al Filreis will teach ModPo, the massive open online course on modern and contempora0ry American poetry hosted at Penn's Kelly Writers House, to tens of thousands of students around the world. How do we bring the close reading of poetry to a group of learners on the Internet? Join this panel of instructors, TAs, and students to learn about MOOCs, humanistic pedagogy, and Writers House innovations in open learning. Advance registration is not required, but seating is limited. RSVP to whhomecoming@writing.upenn.edu or call (215) 746-POEM.

Sunday, 11/10

Monday, 11/11

A Meeting of the Writers House Planning Committee (The "Hub")

5:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

rsvp: jalowent@writing.upenn.edu

From the time of its founding in 1995-1996, the Kelly Writers House has been run more or less collectively by members of its community. Our original team of intrepid founders—the group of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who wanted to create an independent haven for writers and supporters of contemporary writing in any genre—took for themselves the name "the hub." "Hub" was the generic term given by Penn's Provost, President, and other planners who hoped that something very innovative would be done at 3805 Locust Walk to prove the viability of the idea that students, working with others, could create an extracurricular learning community around common intellectual and creative passions. To this day, the Writers House Planning Committee refers to itself as "the hub"—the core of engaged faculty, student, staff, and alumni volunteers from whom the House's creative energy and vitality radiates.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 225 with David Wallace
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 145 with Stephen Fried

Tuesday, 11/12

A poetry reading by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

introduced by: Charles Bernstein
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Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge is the author of The Heat Bird (1983), winner of the American Book Award; Empathy (1989), winner of the PEN West Award; Sphericity (1993); Endocrinology (1997), a collaboration with the artist Kiki Smith; Four Year Old Girl (1998), winner of the Western States Book Award; Nest (2003); and I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (2006).


Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 112 with Max Apple
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 209: ENG 010 with Laynie Brown

Wednesday, 11/13

a lunch talk with Matt Katz

Povich Journalism Program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu
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Matt Katz has been on the Chris Christie beat longer than any reporter in New Jersey. For three years, he covered Gov. Christie for The Philadelphia Inquirer, blogging about it all at The Christie Chronicles, philly.com/ChristieChronicles. This November he takes his beat to NPR, where he'll be covering Christie on the air for WNYC's New Jersey Public Radio and blogging at NJSpotlight.com. Prior to moving to the Statehouse, he spent time in Afghanistan, writing a series on reconstruction efforts that won the Livingston Award for International Reporting. In 2009 his four-part investigation about Camden, the poorest and most dangerous city in America, prompted an end to the state's takeover of city government. He has covered New Jersey for newspapers since 2000.

KANYE WEST FEST

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Katelyn Behrman and Aelita Parker
watch: a video recording of this event via KWH-TV
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"Work it, make it, do it, makes us/Harder, better, faster, stronger." We all know who KANYE WEST is, but who is KANYE WEST? Our Kanye West Fest will feature local poets, feminists, fashion and music editors, faculty, students, and other movers and shakers (including Penn's Chaplain Howard) exploring all things KANYE WEST, each from a unique angle of approach: religion, gender, music, poetry, media coverage, branding, hype, and more. Don't act like we never told ya. Don't act like we never told ya.

  • Sarah Blake is a poet and the creator of kanyewestpoetry.com. (watch)
  • Greg Corbin is the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM). (watch)
  • Chaplain Charles Howard (Rev. Charles L. Howard, Ph.d) is the University of Pennsylvania Chaplain and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. (watch)
  • Erich Kessel is sophomore in CAS majoring in History of Art. (watch)
  • Drew Millard is the Assistant Editor of Noisey.com, VICE Magazine's music blog. (watch)
  • Arielle Pardes is a KWH staffer and a senior in CAS. She is also a Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies major and columnist for the DP. (watch)
  • Devon Powers is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Drexel University. Researches "the intersections between music, history, and the circulation of culture" (watch)
  • Ivy Sole is a CAS junior, Excelano Project member and rap artist. (watch)

Kelly Writers House Podcast #31 features an excerpt from this event. Click here to listen.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 156 with Paul Hendrickson
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 121 with Donna Jo Napoli

Thursday, 11/14

A poetry reading by Tracie Morris

Eva & Leo Sussman Poetry Program

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

introduced by: Al Filreis
watch: a video recording of this event via KWH-TV
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Tracie Morris is a poet, performer and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, bandleader and actor. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ronald Feldman Gallery, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and the New Museum. She holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and an MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. Dr. Morris is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. Her poetry book, "TDJ: To Do w/ John" (2011) is published by Zasterle Press. "Rhyme Scheme", a longer poetic manuscript, is published by Chax Press for publication in 2012. She is also developing two audio projects: The Tracie Morris Band and sharpmorris, a collaboration with composer Elliott Sharp.


Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 202: ENG 117 with Anthony DeCurtis
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 112 with Max Apple

Friday, 11/15

Saturday, 11/16

The True Cost of Coal

Presented by the Beehive Collective

2:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Jenny Chen
co-sponsored by Creative Ventures and SSAP
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With a gigantic portable mural teeming with intricate images of plants and animals from the most bio-diverse temperate forest on the planet, the Bees will share (and seek) stories of how coal mining and Mountaintop Removal affect communities and ecosystems throughout Appalachia and beyond. This mural also looks to the future, raising questions about resistance, regeneration, and remediation while celebrating stories of struggle from mountain communities. The TRUE COST OF COAL will challenge all of us who casually flip on a light switch to examine our own connections to MTR- and to think about what we can do to stop it from within our own communities.

Worker Bee has been cross pollinating the grassroots since the early 2000's, using detailed mosaic style images to share stories and experiences from the frontlines of social injustice and creating critical analysis of the world around us. Understanding the the stories and images shared through the work of the Beehive Collective does not come from an individual, Worker Bee represents the many individuals and communities that make this work possible.


Sunday, 11/17

Monday, 11/18

PennSound 10th anniversary

Featuring Charles Bernstein, Michael Hennessey, Danny Snelson, Katie Price, Steve McLaughlin, and Benjamin Behrend

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. For an overview of PennSound — including a discussion of the project's pedagogical implications — we invite you listen to PennSound podcast #6. PennnSound intends to provide as much documentation about individual recordings as possible; all PennSound materials are free and available for noncommercial use. PennSound is a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 225 with David Wallace
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 145 with Stephen Fried

Tuesday, 11/19

Alice James Books Celebration

Featuring Shara McCallum, Richard McCann, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Lisa Sewell

Co-sponsored by: the Creative Writing Program

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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Alice James Books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press, founded in 1973 by five women and two men: Patricia Cumming, Marjorie Fletcher, Jean Pedrick, Lee Rudolph, Ron Schreiber, Betsy Sholl and Cornelia Veenendaal. Their objectives were to give women access to publishing and to involve authors in the publishing process. The press remains true to that original mission and to publishing a diversity of poets including both beginning and established poets, and a diversity of poetic styles.

Alice James Books is one of the original and few presses in the country that is run collectively. Our cooperative selects manuscripts for publication through both regional and national annual competitions. The cooperative offers two book competitions a year: the Kinereth Gensler Award and the Beatrice Hawley Award. The winners of the Kinereth Gensler Award competition become active members of Alice James Books and act as the editorial board after their manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award is exempt from the cooperative work commitment.

Originally from Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of four books of poetry: The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems, This Strange Land, a finalist for the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Song of Thieves, and The Water Between Us, winner of the 1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry. For her poems, she has received awards and fellowships, including a 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in journals, anthologies, and textbooks in the US, UK, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Israel and been translated into Spanish and Romanian. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she is Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry and Professor of English at Bucknell University.

Richard McCann is the author of Mother of Sorrows, a work of fiction, and Ghost Letters, a collection of poems (1994 Beatrice Hawley Award, 1933 Capricorn Poetry Award). He is also the editor (with Michael Klein) of Things Shaped in Passing: More 'Poets for Life' Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in such magazines as The Atlantic, Ms., Esquire, Ploughshares, Tin House, and the Washington Post Magazine, and in numerous anthologies, including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 and Best American Essays 2000. He is currently working on a memoir, The Resurrectionist, which explores the experience and meanings of illness and mortality through a narrative exploration of his experience as a liver transplant recipient. For his work, Richard McCann has received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, on whose Board of Trustees he served from 2000-2008. He earned his MA in Creative Writing and Modern Literature from Hollins University and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, where he was a Rockefeller Fellow. He grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and he has lived in numerous places, including Sweden, Germany, and Spain. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University. He also serves the Board of Directors of the PEN Faulkner Foundation and is a Member of the Corporation of Yaddo.

Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of Father Dirt, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books and translator of Carmelia Leonte's The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon UP, forthcoming). She is the editor of a collection of essays on poet Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2014). Her poems, translations, reviews and articles have appeared in Arts & Letters, America, Mid-American Review, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, and Poetry International among others. Her articles on Roma/Gypsies and on poet Kimiko Hahn appear in History of the Literary Cultures in East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries, in Soundings, An Interdisciplinary Journal, and in Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics. She is Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth University and core faculty in the MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew University.

Lisa Sewell is the author of The Way Out (Alice James Books), Name Withheld (Four Way Books), and Long Corridor, which won the 2009 Keystone Chapbook Award. She is also co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics and Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics Across North American, both from Wesleyan UP. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Harvard Review, The Fox Chase Review and Drunken Boat. She teaches in the English Department at Villanova University.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 112 with Max Apple
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 209: ENG 010 with Laynie Brown

Wednesday, 11/20

Lunch with literary agent Brenda Bowen

Applebaum Editors and Publishers Series

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Donna Jo Napoli
rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu
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Brenda Bowen is lucky enough to represent some of the most talented children's book authors and artists in the business. Her clients include writers and illustrators of picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade and teen fiction; she also represents a select list of clients who write for the adult trade market. Brenda sells literary fiction, picture books, mass market series, and electronic books. She has eclectic taste.

Before becoming a literary agent in the summer of 2009, Brenda held a variety of positions during her 25-plus years in children's publishing. She has been editorial director of Henry Holt & Books for Young Readers, Scholastic Press, Disney/Hyperion, and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.

A past member of the board of directors of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and of the Children's Book Council, Brenda is now an active member of SCBWI and of the Authors Guild and the Association of Authors' Representatives. Under the penname Margaret McNamara, she has written a number of award-winning children's books, and is herself represented by Greenburger Associates. She lives with her family in New York City, and spends as much of the summer as she can in Maine.

Speakeasy open mic night

7:30 PM in the Arts Cafe

hosted by: Rosa Escandon and Isa Oliveres
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Our Speakeasy Open Mic Night is held once a month. We invite writers to share their work, or the work of others, in our Arts Cafe. Speakeasy 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. You should expect outrageous (and free!) raffles for things you didn't know you needed, occasional costumes, and, of course, community members who love writing.


Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 156 with Paul Hendrickson
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 121 with Donna Jo Napoli

Thursday, 11/21

Feminism/s Presents: Andrea Plaid

6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

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Named one of Ebony.com's "8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media," Andrea Plaid is an associate producer of renowned web series Black Folk Don't. She also co-founded and co-edited Squeezed Between Feminisms, a blog geared toward Gen X feminists. She has appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, served as a recurring commentator on Huffington Post Live, and appeared on GRITtv as well as in the online versions of In These Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. Plaid served as an associate editor the award-winning race-and-pop-culture blog Racialicious. Her work on race, gender, sex, and sexuality has appeared online at On The Issues, Bitch Magazine, and RH Reality Check. She also contributed to Feminism For Real: Deconstructing The Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism, edited by Jessica (Yee) Danforth.

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 202: ENG 117 with Anthony DeCurtis
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 112 with Max Apple

Friday, 11/22

Saturday, 11/23

Sunday, 11/24

Monday, 11/25

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 225 with David Wallace
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 145 with Stephen Fried

Tuesday, 11/26

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 112 with Max Apple
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 209: ENG 010 with Laynie Brown

Wednesday, 11/27

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 002 with Courtney Rydel
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 202: ENG 156 with Paul Hendrickson
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 121 with Donna Jo Napoli

Thursday, 11/28

Meetings and classes (may require registration or permission; email for more info)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 202: WRIT 039 with Michelle Taransky
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 202: WRIT 125 with Valerie Ross
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Room 202: WRIT 027 with Emily Weissbourd
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 202: ENG 117 with Anthony DeCurtis
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 209: ENG 112 with Max Apple

Friday, 11/29

Saturday, 11/30