Join the larger community of writers and artists, including our own Schirber!
Madeline Schirber's class for children's book illustrating:
Also: PENN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM READINGS (April 19-April 27) at Carriage House and the Penn Book Center
• Wednesday, April 19 | 6-7:30pm | Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
WE ARE CONSTANTLY JOURNEYS IN PROGRESS
A reading featuring EDWIN TORRES’ English 119 students
Tochukwu Awachie, Anastasia Hutnick & Linshia Luan, with special guests.
Come hear students in Edwin Torres’ Writing in Performance class present work from across the semester. This class has explored the way our physical bodies travel through language to incorporate our senses, to move through the tools we need for deeper connections to our internal/external voices, to shake the journey. Please join us! We’ve invited special guests to read with us - and refreshments will be served.
• Monday, April 24 | 3pm | Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
SCENE, SCENE, AND MORE SCENE: A FICTION READING
Featuring CARMEN MARIA MACHADO'S English 112 students
Come hear readings by the students in Carmen Maria Machado's Fiction Writing Workshop, who will present excerpts of their work from the semester. This class has been exploring storytelling in a multitude of genres and forms, reading from everyone from H.P. Lovecraft to Lucia Berlin. Will they use horror to terrify the audience, realism to make them weep, or fantasy to transport them? Only one way to find out.
• Tuesday, April 25 | 1:30pm | Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
LIONS, IGUANAS, AND DEER! OH MY!
Featuring the student writers of ANNA MARIA HONG'S ENGLISH 010: CREATIVE WRITING: ANIMAL TALES
Come hear the students from Animal Tales read original fables, true-life tales, speculative fiction, allegories, and odes to beloved creatures great and small.
• Tuesday, April 25 | 1:30pm | Penn Book Center, 130 South 34th Street (between Walnut and Sansom)
MAGIC, MONSTERS, AND MACHINES: A SPECULATIVE FICTION READING
Featuring CARMEN MARIA MACHADO'S English 144 students
Come hear readings by the students in Carmen Maria Machado's Speculative Fiction Writing Workshop, who will present excerpts of their work from the semester. This class has been exploring their obsessions and fears through the lenses of genre, form, and language. If it creeps, beeps, or divulges prophecy, it’s fair game—nothing is off-limits.
• Tuesday, April 25, 6pm | Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
DOUBLESPEAK hosts the POETRY AND TRANSLATION event
with delicious food and great poems from around the world
Poems by Korea's Yun Dongju, Chile's Gabriela Mistral, Russia's Osip Mandelstam, Pakistan's Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mexico's Rosario Castellanos, Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish, France's Arthur Rimbaud, Italy's Ungaretti, and other international heroes have been translated by students from these same countries who will read poems and share dishes from their hometowns for this celebration of food, poetry, and Penn's journal of literary translation (www.doublespeakmagazine.com).
All welcome. Exceptional food and exceptional poetry promised.
• Tuesday, April 25, 6pm | Penn Book Center, 130 South 34th Street (between Walnut and Sansom)
A READING featuring the students of RON SILLIMAN’S POETRY WORKSHOP
Penn has a history of developing great writing from a wide range of disciplines that dates back to the days of English major Ezra Pound and med student William Carlos Williams. The participants in Ron Silliman’s English 113 Poetry Writing Workshop show that this tradition is as alive today as it was 115 years ago: these poets include physicists, accountants, athletes and art historians as well as students of English. Readers will include Bea Carroll, Adriana Dropulic, Rachel Erani, Ben Facey, Kandyce Henderson, Katherine Kvellestad, Annabel Lewis, Lindsey Lui, Connie Miller, Cody Min, Alyssa Mulé, Gleeson Ryan, Regina Salmons & Jeffrey Silver.
• Thursday, April 27 | 3-5pm | Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
A CREATIVE WRITING READING
Featuring the students of KATHRYN WATTERSON
Come hear a variety of essays and stories by students in Kitsi Watterson’s two spring courses - Finding Voice: Perspectives on Race, Class & Gender and Writing & Remembering: A Memoir Workshop - as they close out a semester of committed and far-ranging work. Open to the public; refreshments served. Join us!