A life of writing and song: Rosanne Cash is a Kelly Writers House Fellow

Penn Today
April 25, 2019

Settling in with her guitar in front of a packed Kelly Writers House, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash said, “I think I should just start with a song,” setting the tone as she sang her very first No.1 hit, “Seven Year Ache.”

She was on campus this week as an invited Writers House Fellow, featured in a course taught by English Professor Al Filreis that focuses on three eminent writers each spring semester.

“To have these young people reveal my body of work to me and to make these connections I never have has really left me somewhat shaken, but in a really beautiful way,” Cash said to more than 100 people at the Monday night event, including the 13 students and two teaching assistants in the course.

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