All events take place at the Writers House, 3805
Locust Walk, Philadelphia (U of P).
- 4:30-6:30PM: Planning
Committee Meeting. Will be held at the Writers House, 3805 Locust
- 7:00PM: Talking Film. Screenwriters
workshop with Ernie Vecchione. Tonight's workshop, "Now
What?" will be followed by a screening of the film I'll Do
- 8:30PM: Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose and
Anything Goes. Open mic performance night at the House,
featuring students from Lorene Cary's English 135 class -- Creative
Non-fiction. For more information, contact the hosts, Emily Cohen and Courtney Zoffness.
- 5:00PM: Mark Halliday, poet, director of creative writing at
Ohio University, and former professor at Penn, will be reading his poems
at the House. The reading will be followed by a dinner. To RSVP for the
dinner and/or reading, e-mail
- 7:30 pm: Reading by Lorene Cary's English 115 class -- Advanced
Last day of classes.
- W.W. Norton Co. Publishers Series:
Guest workshop, dinner, and informal discussion with
Donald Lamm, Chairman, Trade Books, W.W. Norton Co.
- 3:30-5PM: Workshop with Donald Lamm.
- 6:00PM: Dinner with students.
- 7:30PM: Informal lecture by Donald Lamm.
For more information and to RSVP contact the Writers House.
- 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Rebekah Grossman's Freshman Writing Seminar.
- 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. (Re)Opening Celebration
of the Writers House. Join us all day and into the evening for
a celebration of our renovation and the re-opening of the House!
- 12:00 pm to 4:00pm:
In the Arts Cafe, first floor: readings by some of the
students, faculty and staff who use the Kelly Writers House, including
members of the House planning committee, Speakeasy Open Mic Night,
creative writing majors and faculty, Penn and Pencil Club (our creative
writing workshop for Penn staff), the Writing Program, Penn's student
publications, Xconnect magazine, and others. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to read!
In the dining room, first floor: open microphone for
performances by writers and readers who drop by.
In the classroom, second floor: make your own literary and
artistic contribution to the Writers House time capsule--we'll supply the
materials, or you can bring your own.
In the seminar room, second floor: music by the Virgin House
Band, the Free Jazz Project, Penn's singer/songwriters,
and guests of Live at the Writers House ( a live radio show
produced at the Writers House) and WXPN.
Throughout the House: art by Penn students and
- 5:00 p.m. : Formal ceremony for the House Planning Committee and
invited guests to honor Paul Kelly and celebrate the renovation.
- 8:00 p.m. : Party with jazz.
- 5:00-8:00 p.m.: Party for students in "Cultural Controversy in
Contemporary America", under the English Language Program
rubric Writing about Literature and Society. For more information contact
featuring readings by:
- 4:30 p.m.: Talking Film welcomes
filmmaker Josh Olson. A Temple film graduate, Olson
recently had his script made into a feature length movie
to be released next year called On the Border. Josh describes the
film as a modern noir, and as his first "big break." Join us for
an informal discussion about any and every aspect of filmmaking.
- 6:30 p.m.: Live poetry Netcast
Mike Magee Jessica Chiu
Holly Johnson Kristen Gallagher
Louis Cabri Dave Slarskey
and host/interviewer Kerry Sherin
will air live, accessible through our webpage. Feel free to stop by and
use our House computers, which will be equipped with the necessary
RealAudio software. Special thanks to Phil Miraglia of the School of Arts
and Sciences for his technical expertise. A recording of this netcast
does not apparently survive. But see
for a summary of our two first live netcasts and a link to a PennSound
mp3 recording of the August 21, 1997 program.
7:00-7:30 p.m.: The Writers House on Kid's Corner at WXPN 88.5 FM! Penn's own Susan Stewart
teaches kids on the popular radio show Kid's Corner to explore the
world of the sonnet.
- Fall semester ends. Enjoy your break, and see you in January!
The Writers House is closed for Winter Break
and will re-open with the start of classes on January 12th.