April 2018

Sunday, 4/1

Monday, 4/2

Tuesday, 4/3

A Conversation with Travel Writer Rolf Potts

Creative Ventures program

12:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

Hosted by: Jamie-Lee Josselyn
rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu or 215-746-POEM

Rolf Potts has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, The New Yorker, Outside, and the Travel Channel. More than twenty of his essays have been selected as “Notable Mention” in The Best American Essays, The Best American Non-Required Reading, and The Best American Travel Writing. He has lectured at venues around the world, including the Paris American Academy, Yale, and here at Penn, where he was our 2011 ArtsEdge Resident. He is perhaps best known for promoting the ethic of independent travel, and his book on the subject, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, has been through twenty-eight printings and translated into several foreign languages. His newest book, Souvenir, will be published by Bloomsbury in March of 2018.

Wednesday, 4/4

Thursday, 4/5

Friday, 4/6

Saturday, 4/7

Sunday, 4/8

Monday, 4/9

Tuesday, 4/10

Wednesday, 4/11

Thursday, 4/12

Friday, 4/13

Saturday, 4/14

Sunday, 4/15

Monday, 4/16

Tuesday, 4/17

Wednesday, 4/18

Thursday, 4/19

Friday, 4/20

Saturday, 4/21

Sunday, 4/22

Monday, 4/23

Reading by Charles M. Blow

Kelly Writers House Fellows Program

6:30 PM in the Arts Cafe

Charles M. Blow is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times where his column appears on Thursdays and Mondays. Mr. Blow's columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justices, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Mr. Blow is also a CNN commentator and a Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale, where he teaches a seminar on media and politics.

Mr. Blow is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The book won a Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize and made multiple prominent lists of best books published in 2014. People Magazine called it "searing and unforgettable."

Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper's graphics director, a position he held for nine years. Mr. Blow went on to become the paper's design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic Magazine. Before coming to The Times, Mr. Blow had worked at The Detroit News.

Mr. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications, and he holds an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He lives in Brooklyn and has three children.

RSVP REQUIRED: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

Tuesday, 4/24

Brunch with Charles M. Blow

Kelly Writers House Fellows Program

10:00 AM in the Arts Cafe

Charles M. Blow is an Op-Ed columnist at The New York Times where his column appears on Thursdays and Mondays. Mr. Blow's columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justices, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Mr. Blow is also a CNN commentator and a Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale, where he teaches a seminar on media and politics.

Mr. Blow is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The book won a Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize and made multiple prominent lists of best books published in 2014. People Magazine called it "searing and unforgettable."

Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper's graphics director, a position he held for nine years. Mr. Blow went on to become the paper's design director for news before leaving in 2006 to become the art director of National Geographic Magazine. Before coming to The Times, Mr. Blow had worked at The Detroit News.

Mr. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in mass communications, and he holds an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He lives in Brooklyn and has three children.

RSVP REQUIRED: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

Wednesday, 4/25

Thursday, 4/26

Friday, 4/27

Saturday, 4/28

Sunday, 4/29

Monday, 4/30