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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 8, 2008

Noted Writers Robert Coover, Joan Didion and Mary Gordon Named 2009 Kelly Writers House Fellows

PHILADELPHIA -- Robert Coover, Joan Didion and Mary Gordon will be the Kelly Writers House Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania for spring 2009.

Coover will visit Penn Feb. 23-24, Didion March 30-31 and Gordon April 27-28. Each Fellow’s visit will begin with a 6:30 p.m. Monday reading at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, followed by a 10 a.m. Tuesday brunch and an interview-conversation the next morning which will be webcast live.

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Law Requiring Philly Tour Guides to Pass History Test

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.


Expert:
Dr. Bruce Kuklick
Professor of American History
University of Pennsylvania


Credentials:
• Dr. Kuklick is a scholar of the political, diplomatic and intellectual history of the United States as well as of the philosophy of history.

• His publications include "To Every Thing A Season: Shibe Park and Urban