Kelly Writers House

University of Pennsylvania
3805 Locust Walk
19104 Philadelphia
United States
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Founded in 1995 by a group of students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Kelly Writers House is an actual 13-room house at 3805 Locust Walk on Penn's campus that serves as a center for writers of all kinds from Penn and the Philadelphia region at large. Each semester the Writers House hosts approximately 150 public programs and projects--poetry readings, film screenings, seminars, web magazines, lectures, dinners, radio broadcasts, workshops, art exhibits, and musical performances--and about 500 people visit the House each week. They work, write, and collaborate in seminar rooms, a publications room, the "hub" office, a cozy living room, a dining room, a kitchen with plenty of space for conversation, and "the Arts Cafe," the wonderfully open south-facing room that was originally the parlor. Writers House also has a strong virtual presence. Our ongoing interactive webcasts give listeners from across the country the opportunity to talk with writers such as Ian Frazier, Richard Ford, and Cynthia Ozick. And via our dozens of listservs and email discussion groups, we link writers and readers from across the country and around the world. Through its many programs and projects, the Writers House promotes the full range of contemporary literature, addressing writing both as a practice and as an object of study.

(Source: Kelly Writer's House website)

Events arranged by this organization:

Event City Date Event type Link to edit content
Autostart: A Festival of Digital Literature Philadelphia 26.10.2006 to 27.10.2006 Festival, Performance, Reading
MACHINE reading series Philadelphia 14.02.2004 to 05.04.2007 Event Series
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Scott Rettberg
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