Category: Kelly Writers House

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Renovation of the Arts Cafe, summer 2018

Construction has begun on the Arts Cafe here at the Kelly Writers House. The architects are DIGSAU, a team led by Jeff Goldstein and Aaron Jezzi. The contractor is Murphy, Quigley, led by Nick Holz. Acoustics are being handled by Metropolitan Acoustics, led by Seth Harrison. At Penn our project...

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Podcast interview with Rolf Potts (“Deviate”): on collaborative learning & the end of the lecture

Rolf Potts returned to the Writers House recently and, after leading a public program he and I went into the Wexler Studio to record an episode of his fine podcast series, “Deviate.” It was a long interview. Even after some editing, it’s still 93 minutes long. You can listen to...

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Laurie Olin sketches me

During a meeting in which I and architect Jeff Goldstein (of the DIGSAU firm) presented on our plan to renovate and expand the Arts Cafe at KWH, Laurie Olin, the eminent architect, sketched the south-facing end of the plan for the space & sketched me too.

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ENGL 589 — Fall 2018 — Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy

English 589 – Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy Fall 2018 — Mondays 3-6 PM Arts Café, Kelly Writers House This survey of experimental modern and contemporary U.S. poetry will be taught collaboratively,* and its primary mode will be interactive and iterative. This will be simultaneously a course...

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Orhan Pamuk: watch via live video stream

Orhan Pamuk is visiting Penn tomorrow—and I’m proud that Kelly Writers House & the Middle East Center have joined together to make these events possible. Pamuk’s 6 PM reading at KWH is full (no seats left), but we will be streaming the event live. That’s tomorrow—Thursday, October 12—starting at exactly...

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ModPo in London

Some members of the ModPo team spent nearly a week in London. We hosted a live webcast at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday, October 5th, and a meet-up on Saturday, October 7th at Birkbeck University of London, where with a group of 35 ModPo people who came from...

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Representations of the holocaust

Today in “Representations of the Holocaust” we discussed Spiegelman’s Maus and were visited by the family of one of the students (including her survivor grandmother) and also by Diane & Jerry Rothenberg. It was an intense session and ended with Jerry’s preface to Khurbn in which he turns around Adorno’s...

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Video recording of Herman Beavers reading

Video recording of Herman Beavers‘s recent reading from his new book of poems—at Kelly Writers House: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/multimedia/tv/reruns/watch/215160  I was honored to give the introduction, which included a page or so of a review I’m writing of the book. Save Save