Want to talk about books, or maybe a Dylan album, with other alumni—in the privacy of your home? A new season of online book discussions, sponsored by Kelly Writers House, is already under way. To register, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more details visit writing.upenn.edu or our arts blog. The next six book groups are:
Nov. 4-13: Getting Your Words Out: Using Techniques from Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones to Begin or Augment Your Creative Expression | Led by Janet Falon, author of The Jewish Journaling Book and teacher of journaling groups.
Dec. 5-19 and Jan. 2-16: The Poetry of Rae Armantrout | Led by Al Filreis, the Kelly Professor and Faculty Director of the Writers House. (Armantrout will be visiting for three days in April as a Kelly Writers House Fellow.)
Feb. 3-Mar. 3: The Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks | Led by Julia Bloch Gr’11, an editor of Jacket2 and associate director of Kelly Writers House.
Feb.19-Mar. 19: Writers House Fellows OOC | An Open Online Course on Ian Frazier, Jamaica Kincaid, Robert Coover, and Susan Howe. Led by Max McKenna C’10, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, and Lilly Applebaum C’12, coordinator of the Writers House Fellows Program.
Apr. 7-16: Blood on the Tracks: Tangled up, and blue … | Led by Patrick Bredehoft, director of the Penn Alumni Interview Program.
May 15-24: Short stories by John Cheever and F. Scott Fitzgerald | Led by Al Filreis and David Roberts W’83, a member of the Kelly Writers House Advisory Board.