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Kelly Writers House: Live Webcasts
October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8

An anonymous gift has allowed the Kelly Writers House to acquire state-of-the-art video equipment, so that they can now easily webcast Writers House events going on in the Arts Cafe: readings, seminars, recording sessions, and happenings. (They have produced webcasts since 1999: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/webcasts—but with the new camera and computer, they have essentially automated the process).

By logging in, viewers can see live video of what is happening at KWH. The schedule of events that they plan to webcast is below. To view an event, go to http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/webcasts/instructions.html. With Quicktime installed, click “Start webcast” from this page. For technical assistance, or feedback, e-mail wh@writing.upenn.edu or call (215) 573-9748.

KWH-TV Schedule

Tom Moon and Anthony DeCurtis—October 16, 6 p.m.; music critics Tom Moon and Anthony DeCurtis discuss Mr. Moon’s book, 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.

Jim Shepard—October 21, 6 p.m.; novelist Jim Shepard reads from his work.

Alumni Sportswriting Panel—November 1, 4:30 p.m.; “Extreme Sportswriting,” a discussion with Stefan Fatsis, Buzz Bissinger, & Jon Wertheim, moderated by Stephen Fried.

The New York Poets—November 4, 1:30 p.m.; Al Filreis and students of English 88 (modern and contemporary poetry) discuss the New York School: Ashbery, O’Hara, Koch and others.

Emily Dickinson Webinar—November 10, 7 p.m.; interactive “webinar” led by Al Filreis and Jessica Lowenthal allows viewers to participate in a discussion of an Emily Dickinson poem via phone and internet. To participate, e-mail wh@writing.upenn.edu or call (215) 573-9748.

Celebration of William Carlos Williams—November 11, 6 p.m.; celebrate the 125th birthday of William Carlos Williams; talks and readings by Sarah Dowling, Erica Kaufman, Pattie McCarthy, Jena Osman, and Elizabeth Scanlon.

David Von Drehle & Gene Weingarten—November 12, 6 p.m.; Paul Hendrickson will lead a freewheeling conversation with journalists David Von Drehle and Gene Weingarten.   

Ashbery and The Non-Narrative—November 13, 1:30 p.m.; Al Filreis and students of English 88 discuss the poetry of John Ashbery.

Breyten Breytenbach—December 4, 6 p.m.; South African poet, painter, essayist, and activist will read from his work as part of the Provost’s Writers without Borders series.


Almanac - October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8