Kelly Writers House: Twenty Years Old and a Flourishing Creative Haven at Penn

University of Pennsylvania Almanac
May 10, 2016

The Kelly Writers House (KWH) was founded to be a hub “in which creative writing activities could be organized, promoted and shared.”

Led by founding director Al Filreis, the Kelly Family Professor of English, KWH hosts over 300 programs and projects a year, including book and poetry readings, lectures, screenings, workshops, webcasts, exhibits, seminars and more. Originally run by a volunteer committee of 20 people, the Writers House has expanded to a 90-member planning committee and a full-time staff.

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