Live Netcast hosted by the Kelly Writers House

August 21, 1997

Introduced by Kerry Sherin, featuring readings by Louis Cabri, Nate Chinen, Jessica Chiu, Kristin Gallagher, Holly Johnson, Mike Magee, and Will Scofield

This event was a live "netcast" (audiocast) to which a number of writers and poets throughout the world tuned in live via the web. It was the first such use of web-based audio streaming attempted by the Writers House.

Two netcasts were put on, one on August 21, 1997, and another on December 16, 1997. So far as we know, a recording of the December 16 show does not survive. But we have converted the August 21 netcast from RealAudio format to mp3. It is now part of the PENNsound archive.

Here are the program notes from the August 21 netcast:

Thursday, August 21, 1997, 3:00pm: Live netcast of spoken word performances featuring poets and writers from the University of Pennsylvania such as Louis Cabri, Nate Chinen, Jessica Chiu, Kristin Gallagher, Holly Johnson, Mike Magee, and Will Scofield, introduced by Kerry Sherin. Technical assistance provided by Chip Blaustein; produced by Phil Miraglia; web work done by Kalyani Fernando; thanks to Ann Dixon.

--And here now is the new link to the PENNsound mp3 recording:

MP3.