Kelly Writers House 6Poem Tips

To update option 1 in 6Poem, you must dial the line using your phone and entering the proper password.

To update options 2, 3 and 4 in the 6Poem phone answering system system, follow these instructions:

  • Log in to:
  • Choose the group PCOM-KELLY-WRITERS
  • Click the “Action Menu” and choose “Upload file”
    • Note: Be sure your file is named using the kelly#.mp3 naming convention protocol
  • The 6Poem number will sync any changes made at midnight.

Creating properly formatted files for 6Poem

  • We recommend the audio program Audacity ( for recording / editing audio files. For some reason or other, the required format is 8-bit μ-law WAV with a sampling rate of 8 kHz. The method I found for creating them is slightly cumbersome:
    • Audacity allows you to specify μ-law encoding, but not sampling rate or bit depth (so far as I know). And iTunes lets you set the sampling rate and bit depth, but it doesn’t allow you to specify exotic WAV encoding formats. So I created 8-bit, 8-kHz WAVs in iTunes, then opened them in Audacity and saved them as μ-law files. You can choose μ-law encoding under the “Other uncompressed files” option in the “Export…” dialog box.

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