All events take place at the Writers House, 3805
Locust Walk, Philadelphia (U of P).
- 12 Noon - 2:00PM: Bagel Brunch and Poetry Performance
Workshop. Join us for brunch followed by a workshop on how to perform
your poetry, taught by Actors from the London Stage. Bring your own or
other writers' poems to perform. Actors from the London Stage come to the
House courtesy of the Annenberg Center, where they are performing
Measure for Measure. For more information contact Writers House.
- 5:15-7:15PM: Penn and Pencil Club. Creative writing workshop
for Penn and Health Systems staff.
- 5:00PM: Poet, painter, composer, and performance artist Jackson MacLow reads at the House.
- 7:00PM: Talking Film. Screenwriters workshop with
Ernie Vecchione. Tonight's workshop, "A Reading/Writing for Actors.
and Andrew Levy visit Penn.
2-3PM: Jackson Mac Low will visit with Al Filreis'
"America in the 50's" graduate seminar. MacLow was
an anarchist in the early fifties, and likely will have much to say about
American communism -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. For a broader idea
of literature and politics of the time, look at the
seminar reading list for America
in the 50's, which includes pieces by MacLow.
3:30-4:30 PM: Mac Low will visit Greg Djanikian's undergrad
5:00PM: Reading by Andrew Levy.
5:45PM: Philly Talks #2: Poets Jackson Mac Low and
Andrew Levy in conversation, moderated by Louis Cabri.
The Philly Talks newsletter will
be available at least one week prior to the event, containing formal
responses by Levy and
MacLow to each other's work, as well as poems.
Click here for a recording of this event via PENNsound.
7:00PM: Dinner with Jackson Mac Low and Andrew Levy.
Free reading material, selected by Levy and Mac Low, will be
available at least one week prior to the panel for those who are
interested. Contact the Writers
House for more information. For more readings by and of Mac Low, try
these links: MacLow
on Cage. Interview
with Mac Low.
- 5:30-7:30 PM: Kelly Writers House presents an evening of poetry and
art on Homecoming Weekend, Friday November 7th, 1997, from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Penn
alumna Betsy Andrews ('85) will read poetry.
Eva Mantell ('85) will present a shadow theater piece. Wine
and refreshments will be served.
- Homecoming Open House: We're open from noon to eleven p.m.
the Writers House and say hello!
- 12 Midnight: LIVE at the
Writers House #6 with WXPN
location--at the Writers House).
Listen to Kristen Gallagher's reading
- 7:00PM: First meeting of a creative writing workshop
coordinated by Anthony Scutti, Vivian Lee and Thursday
Cohen. For more
information, contact Anthony
Scutti. To RSVP e-mail the
- 4:30-6:30PM: Planning
Committee Meeting. Will be held at the Writers House, 3805 Locust
- 4:30-6PM: Talking Film screens
contemporary American independent films, with talks by the writers and
directors who made them. Tonight's guest, Alex Sichel, will lead
a workshop from 4:30PM-6PM.
- 6PM-7PM: Dinner with students.
- 7:30PM: Screening of Sichel's film, All Over Me,
followed by a Q & A session -- International House, 3701 Chestunut
Street. Alex Sichel's visit is co-sponsored by the Lesbian Gay
Bisexual Center at Penn and The Neighborhood Film/Video Project. To RSVP
for these events and for more information contact the Writers House.
- 7-8PM: The Free Jazz Project plays at the House.
- 8:30PM: Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and
Anything Goes. Open mic performance night at the House. For
more information, contact the hosts, Emily Cohen and Courtney
- Visit by poet Nate Mackey; sponsored by the Creative Writing
Program. Time to be announced.
- 12:00 to 2:00 PM: Information meeting for students interested in
hosting a literary magazine conference here at Penn. For more information
contact the meeting's planner, Jeremy Tannenbaum, at (609) 561-5391.
- 7:00PM: Talking Film.
Screenwriters workshop with 1996 winner of the "Set in Philadelphia"
screenwriting contest, Ernie Vecchione. The workshop will be
followed by a screening of the film Point Blank.
- 5:00-7:00PM: Film screening of John M. Coetzee: Passages,
Rita Barnard, English Professor at Penn. Screening will be followed by
brief paper presentations by undergraduates at Penn who have studied
the novels of South African writer J. M. Coetzee.
- 8:30PM: Full Circle: Cecily Kellogg and Charlie
O'Hay host an open mic reading for Philadelphia poets. Kellogg
and O'Hay have been doing open mic series around Philadelphia for
over a decade. The idea behind Full Circle, is to introduce Penn's
writers to the Philly poetry scene and vice versa. For more information,
contact Writers House.
- W.W. Norton Co. Publishers Series:
Guest workshop, dinner, and informal discussion with Edwin Barber,
Senior Editor and Vice Chairman, W.W. Norton Co.
- 3:30-5PM: Workshop with Edwin Barber.
- 6:00PM: Dinner with students.
- 7:30PM: Informal lecture by Edwin Barber.
For more information and to RSVP contact the Writers House.
- 10:00PM-12:00 Midnight: Musical Performance by Julian Pressley, prominent local alto
saxophonist, with the Virgin House Band.
- 4:00-10:00PM: Dystopia
at the Writers House with WXPN
- Noon to 6PM: Alumni Writers, Talking
Film: All day screenwriting workshop with Penn alumnus Andy
Wolk. Wolk has written scripts for United Artists, MGM,
Miramax, HBO and PBS. He received a Writers Guild Award and in 1996 was
the artistic director for the Sundance Institute.
- 2:00-3:00PM: Reading and talk by poet David Breskin. A former
for Rolling Stone, Esquire and GQ, and a record producer
for John Zorn, Vernon Reid and other musicians, Breskin will read from his
just-published book of poems, Fresh Kills.
- 4:30-7PM: Planning
Committee Meeting. To be held at the Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk
followed by Thanksgiving dinner.
The Writers House is closed for Thanksgiving Break