This program was part of the city-wide Celebration of Philadelphia Writers presented by the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania and by Philadelphia’s many historical and cultural insitutions.
Special thanks to Eva Katz, Ena Marwaha, KaRyn Daley, Sharon Male, Heather Starr, Kerry Sherin, Wendy Steinberg, Audio Visual, Inc., the students of English 10, Section 601, Barbara Cole, Jennifer Baldino, Kelly Burckhardt, Tom Morales, Chris Myer, Robin Hiteshaw, Drew Melbourne, our many fabulous readers and YOU!
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Greg Frost, a prolific author of fantasy and science fiction, teaches fiction writing at Penn and does non-fiction research for television.
Josie Foo is the author of Endou and Literal Mountain, the latter a finalist for the 1998 Yale Series of Younger Poets.
Robin Hiteshew is a poet and photographer. He coordinates the Laughing Hermit Reading at the Kelly Writers House.
Nathalie Anderson teaches Literature at Swarthmore College. Her book, Following Fred Astaire, won the 1998 Washington Prize.
Jen Malone is a sophomore English major at Penn, concentrating in Film. She recently published her first book of poetry, Rebuilding.
Penn alumnus Jim Gladstone has written for many periodicals. He recently completed his first novel, The Big Book of Misunderstanding.
Victoria McManus is a science fiction and fantasy writer. She has lived in Center City Philadelphia since 1992.
Poet and literary critic Lilvia Soto has been published in Spain, Mexico, South America and the US . She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature.
Dilys Winegrad is the Director and Curator of the Arthur Ross Gallery at Penn. She is also a writer and editor.
Philadelphia writer Jennifer Baldino works for the president of Penn, and founded the University’s Penn and Pencil Club.
Poet and professor Jeff Loo’s work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Negative Capability.
|Hannah Sassaman is a
sophomore theatre arts major at Penn and assistant poetry editor of the literary
Matt Hart is an English grad student at Penn, born in Manchester, England.
Carolyn Jacobson is a grad student at Penn,, works for the American Poetry Review, and writes pieces of undetermined genres.
The first Writers House resident coordinator, Shawn Walker returned to Philly after a year in England and now works a staff member at Penn.
In addition to writing poetry, Laura Smith teaches English at Springside School, a small independent girls school in Chestnut Hill.
Nijimie Dzurinko is a poet and social activist. She lives in Philadelphia.
Lisa Sandell is a senior English major at Penn, and a writer of both poetry and prose.
Mytili Jagannathan is an English grad student at Penn and an active member of the Asian Arts Initiative.
Surrena Goldsmith is a poet, playwright and aspiring novelist, currently living in Boston.
Brett Evans, originally of Southern Lousiana, has at last moved North to sneak a peak over the millenial horizon.
Poet Greg Fuchs co-coordinates the Highwire Gallery Readings Series. He has a book, Came Like It Went, forthcoming.
|Aharon Levy is a student
in Temples Creative Writing Masters program.
Heather Starr is a poet, native Oregonian, and Resident Coordinator at Kelly Writers House.
Jon DiMarco is a poet and a writer currently taking a creative writing course at Penn.
Randy Brown is a Penn undergrad, one of the token Westerners.
Binhma Rajsombath is a student at Penn, as well as a poet and writer.
Liz Farrell is a writer and a poet working with Kerry Sherin on creative writing.
Penn student Ben Miller currently practices his prose in Kerry Sherins English 10 class.
Todd Wise, sophomore American History major at Penn, aspires to be a little league coach.
Don Riggs is a poetic chameleon. He earns a living by grading papers.
Architect Harris Steinberg and artist Emily Steinberg are brother and sister. They will read from a post modern email conversation.
Kerry Sherin is Director of Kelly Writers House and a grad student at Temple.
Playwright Paulette Adams is currently at work on Every 8 Seconds, a play about domestic violence.
Tim Coble, sophomore English major at Penn, cites John Donne among his favorite poets.
Meera Nair is a student in Temples Creative Writing Masters program.
Elisa Ludwig is a student in Temples Creative Writing Masters program.
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