News Briefs: All write now

The Pennsylvania Current
February 27, 2003

The marriage between Penn's three key writing resources has led to the creation of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. The center, which debuts in July, will include the Critical Writing Program, currently known as the Writing Program; the Creative Writing Program, now housed in the English Department; and the Kelly Writers House, the campus' literary arts hub. Kelly Family Professor of English Alan J. Filreis has been appointed director of the new center. The integration of the three programs will expand the traditional writing curriculum to include out-of-the classroom writers' workshops, symposia, readings, student-created literary projects and publications and the activities of the Writers House.