Tagged: Penn

Cosmic Writers

I’m honored to have been the faculty mentor/advisor for Cosmic Writers (aka Word Camp). Click here for a Penn Today article about the project.  Cosmic Writers brings free creative writing education to school-aged children. In the photo below: recent graduates Rowana Miller and Manoj Simha lead the new nonprofit supported by...

Life sentences

Recently the son of a long-time friend of writer Jerre Mangione sent me a typescript he found among his mother’s papers—an unpublished version of Jerre’s “Life Sentences” series. These were single-sentence poem-like things, satires all. Here’s one of them.

“Writing a Life” with cancer patients—a collaboration since 2014

I am honored to be part of our collaboration with Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center—founded in 2014, it’s called “Writing a Life”—through which oncology patients are encouraged to write about their lives of health and illness. Here is a short history of the program: https://media.sas.upenn.edu/writershouse/Writing-a-Life-History-April-2021%20.pdf

RealArts@PENN interns & prizewinners announced

We received hundreds of applications again this year’s RealArts@Penn paid summer internships and the RealArts@Penn prize. Below is a list of the students who have been appointed as RealArts@Penn interns for 2019.For more about RealArts@Penn:    http://writing.upenn.edu/realartsI want to thank Mingo Reynolds and R.J. Bernocco, Director and Associate Director of RealArts@Penn; and Anthony DeCurtis,...