New Poems for the New Year
A reading by members of Suppose an Eyes
6:00 PM (ET) on YouTube
Suppose An Eyes is a poetry workshop sponsored by the Kelly Writers House. It takes its name from a "portrait" in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Suppose An Eyes has two main goals: to provide a supportive place for poets to share and improve their writing, and to organize readings where poets can present their work to the public. The group was founded in 1999 and is one of the longest running poetry workshops in the Philly area. We have a diverse membership with poets of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.
Grab Bag Brodsky Gallery Meet-up: Art By Mail
6:00 PM (ET) via Zoom
Organized by Leah Baxter, Alyson del Pino, and Quinn Gruber
Do you miss all the cool art supplies at KWH? Miss crafting in a community? We want to make art together, even if apart. So this month we’re sending out mystery kits of art supplies to anyone interested. Your job: make whatever you like with them. Draw with them, knit them together, make an oversized contemporary art sculpture in your town square. For this special meet-up we’ll have an optional joint crafting session through Zoom for participants. Then in February we'll round up your work for an online exhibit through KWH’s very own Brodsky Gallery. All kinds of art and all levels of experience welcome! (Participant sign-ups full.)
Mind of Winter
A discussion of "The Snow Man" led by Al Filreis
6:00 PM (ET) on Zoom
watch: on YouTube (for those who prefer not to join Zoom)
In January of every year, the Writers House Planning Committee embraces the post-holiday doldrums with a celebration of winter's comforts, inspired by Wallace Stevens's chilly poem, "The Snow Man." This year, we'll gather on Zoom for an interactive discussion of "The Snow Man" led by KWH Faculty Director Al Filreis. All are welcome. Let it snow! Register here.