A reading and discussion with Charles Blow, following a deep dive into his work

Penn Today
April 27, 2018

For their unique class at Kelly Writers House, Penn students read 82 columns and a personal memoir written by Charles Blow, an opinion writer at The New York Times. The readings were close and the discussions deep, as the 16 students prepared to meet and speak with him.

As a Writers House Fellow, Blow joined the three-hour seminar course taught by English Professor Al Filreis, Writers House faculty director. That evening Blow read excerpts from the memoir of his life growing up in Louisiana, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” at a sold-out public event.

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