From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Filreis) Subject: Minutes over sushi Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 07:26:48 -0400 (EDT) Several of us, bolstered by sushi and/or seaweed, discussed possible locations for the first several sessions of "Live at the Writers House" (to be held, of course, while the House is under renovation). Some of the on-campus off-site locations that merited at least some assent: ICA Palladium University Museum Eisenlohr Philo room(s) in College Hall surgical theatre in vet school Some of-campus locations: Painted Bride [the place Bruce couldn't remember on Avenue of the Arts] Walt Whitman's house on Mickle Street in Camden the Edison-Fareira High School (mostly Latino) in North Philadelphia Painted Bride was an obviously good choice, most agreed, for an off-campus choice. There were lots of WH-Painted Bride connections already; and the space at PB is perfect for performance. Whitman's House was immediately acclaimed as a great idea. Al discussed the Edison School. Joining with a Philadelphia Public School would send a signal we want to send about the possibility of high-school partnerships - esp. since Edison students who are creative writers are keen to do something like this. For that show we could easily have three or four Edison seniors reading. The Ave. of the Arts site, whatever it is, Bruce recommended because Mayor Rendell would surely want to join us then. (Vinnie urged us to broadcast live from Rendell's home.) Sarah has doubts about any off-campus site, emphasizing the need for us to keep the Penn relation very strong and prominent and not let "Live" become or seem a general venue for spoken-word art. Of the on-campus sites, we took a straw vote. The Palladium and ICA won most votes. Kristin ICA Bruce ICA Sarah Museum Jeff Philo Joe ICA Vinnie Palladium Al Palladium Derek Palladium We discussed the great advantages of broadcasting from the ICA. ONe of them is simply that that's a venue most obviously associated with the cutting-edge contemporary scene the Writers House also enables. The Palladium is interesting for many reasons. For one, we could create a program for earlier in the evening - a dinnertime event. In any case, most of us agreed, we would want the off-site host to help pay for the event. It would entail for them lots of free publicity, especially mention on XPN in promos for the event.