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2009 KWH Fellows
January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18

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

Students in the Writers House Fellows Seminar, taught by Writers House Faculty Director Al Filreis, and funded by a grant from Paul Kelly, will study the work of all three Fellows.

“The program enables us to realize two unusual goals,” Dr. Filreis said. “We want to make it possible for the youngest writers and writer-critics to have sustained contact with authors of great accomplishment in an informal atmosphere. We also want to resist the time-honored distinction—more honored in practice than in theory—between working with eminent writers on the one hand and studying literature on the other.”

The course description, syllabi from previous years, images and bios of this year’s Fellows and past Fellows, as well as links to archived readings and webcasts, are available at www.writing.upenn.edu/~whfellow/.

Reservations, which are required to attend each program and participate in webcasts, can be made at whfellow@writing.upenn.edu. All events are free and open to the public. Additional information is available by contacting Jamie-Lee Josselyn at (215) 573-9749 or whfellow@writing.upenn.edu.




Almanac - January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18