From: email@example.com (Al Filreis) Subject: Minutes of chat about "Live" Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 23:03:10 -0400 (EDT) Minutes from "Live" meeting, 5/8/97: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- discussion of real audio on the web--xpn has rights to live at the writers house participants (release forms) al and vinnie have spoken with borders people: probably won't give us money, crc (communicty relations coordinator) would arrange visits of writers to writers house, sign books, etc. rope in larger names that are about to publish, have them on live (even if they have to drive 6 hours) what to do with a poet we don't know: establish contact with someone we *do* know--walk-through becomes audition we are exiting *pilot mode*--wxpn channels and "hierarchies" need to be respected need to establish a smaller group of decision making what is the constituted relationship between wh producer, xpn producer, and executive producers? we dont' want to lose a sense of the writers house with "read and runs"-- even if it's workshops with published readers. what is the policy/ what is expected from our readers ***QUESTIONS DU JOUR*** what are policies for out of town readers what is the chain of command--default decision making group who cannot be second guessed what kind of time are we working with--how often and how long where time line--break down of what needs to be done when what's the relationship with writers house support staff (xpn interns, writers house work study) real audio what is our purpose are there other links to xpn programming that can be explored--policy implications, break into daytime, do we want to integrate with xpn programming need to maintain enough of a differentiation from xpn to say "this is writers house" as opposed to "this is a poet on xpn" possible middle of the day tid-bits "negotiating minutes elsewhere on the calendar" what is xpn's level of excitement in this project--are we infringing on their space ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- bruce and vinnie are super-psyched xpn feels need to re-assess what they're doing, what relationship is with penn kristen's music idea as a bridge from writers house to xpn student involvement, local, and music what is student involvement in general in xpn about 25 at any given time (work studies and interns) from on air positions to behind the scenes writers house people need to organize and brainstorm with the bruce, al, etc before presenting ideas to people like michaela who may be interested in helping us out-- careful planning and assessment involved in every step of xpn ultimate goal of xpn is to get members, appeal to members, keep members demographics-- 38 years old (ave.) 56% male middle class, affluent suburb (e.g. main line) 50/50 single or married college educated demographics similar to whyy (content is pretty much the only difference from xpn) attend 3-4 shows a year, buy 20 cd's a year WRITERS HOUSE PEOPLE SHOULD GET THE UNDERWRITER DEMOGRAPHIC PACKET (al's on the case) bruce's quote of the day: "writers house is not our bastard child" relationship is solid and dynamic between xpn/whouse even if it can't be defined xpn announcing cool events at writers house-- kristen and holly would report 5 or 6 of the super hot events to xpn add whouse events to michaela's events calander would submit first draft of liners to xpn joe says show has "seeped into staff's minds" at xpn whouse and theater arts conjunction a one hour show that runs during winter/spring break ellen trachtenburg--executive member or performing arts community she has the contacts if we give her scripts, she'll get us actors writers hosue community will formulate scripts concern--it's a bigger commitment and a bigger potential flop (4 15 minutes sections as opposed to 15 3 minute sections) sort of spiralled to a level without climbing it's way through the hierarchy. al wants to "put the breaks on" if it falls into the right hands (writers *and* actors) it could be good. this comforts al. al's quote of the day: "we can act as a vanilla flavored space." dystopia-- student and local singer/songwriters and bands easy live-to-tape program rather unplugged maybe have 10 free tickets for pseudo-audience work within time constraints--once a month? bi-weekly? "why to go to all music when we're the writers house and xpn already does all music?" *maybe blending of music and poetry--have accompaniment--PERFORMANCE POETRY (section b) AND MUSIC (sections a and c)? calander--kristen create a rough fall 97 calander? time slot isn't cemented into the calendar, though bruce thinks it's appropriate. venues for september (hopefully early in the month for live) joes says 13th or 20th al says 13th al prefers TWO "Live" shows in september, even if we have just one monthly after that bruce says that's fine as long as it's not fund-drive time out of town policies: kristen, holly, joe small groups will be identified and meet before our next group meeting. who will answer our many questions? what is the meaning of life?