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KWH Post-Bacc Fellow 2019-20: Maya Arthur

We are thrilled to announce that MAYA ARTHUR (C’18) has been selected as the inaugural Kelly Writers House Post-Baccalaureate Fellow. The KWH Post-Bacc Fellows project extends a central objective of the Writers House: to direct resources toward opportunities, learning experiences, and foundational support for young writers. The position comes with a full year of support (a full-time salary, mentorship, and career-boosting learning opportunities). During the course of her fellowship, Maya will pursue a year-long, self-directed creative project, working closely with Professor Simone White, who has been named her faculty mentor. She will also work several hours a week at Writers House, where she will learn about PennSound and Jacket2, and will assist with public events. Here’s more about Maya: Maya is a writer and novice archivist/artist/researcher. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. During her time at Penn, she gardened in graves, started a zine library, discussed witches at length, and ate as much Fu Wah banh mi as she could. Her senior year thesis was titled "Comma, Virginia," a collection of poetry that sought to find cohesion through the collision and estrangement of genre, perspective, and mobility. In her thesis, she focused on the intricacies and history of her father's family and the small, rural town they are from and still reside. She is currently based in New York but is so excited to come back to the Writers House community. Through the KWH Post-Bacc Fellowship, she hopes to expand her thesis into a multimedia project that explores creating one's own archive. She is a 2019 Lambda Poetry Fellow. More information about the KWH Post-Bacc Fellows Program is available here: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/people/postbaccfellow/ . We’re excited to see what Maya will do! Please join us in congratulating her.

Your Language My Ear

Join us for Your Language My Ear! Click HERE for more info. This program is a translation symposium that brings together Russian and American poets, along with American scholars, translators and students of Russian poetry, for intensive translation of contemporary poetry from Russian to English and vice versa at the University of Pennsylvania. The third YLME symposium is scheduled for March 13-March 20 and will include events at Princeton University, our partner institution. Our guests for this iteration of the symposium include: Polina Barskova, Dmitry Kuzmin, Elena Mikhailik, Galina Rymbu, and Leonid Schwab. For more information, visit the project website.


Monday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: noon – 5 PM
Sunday: 6 PM – 11 PM