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Get one today! Events and Workshops Our writer in residence offers many writing workshops, conferences and special events throughout their term. Presentation, Comparative and International Educ. I also advocate for translation of important knowledge into African languages and of African knowledge into global languages to drive the African Renaissance. And also in Pambazuka News, www. I am frequently invited to give media interviews and expert opinion, and appear on discussion panels in and outside South Africa.
I founded the African Renaissance Project, a worldwide group of African Renaissance thought leaders on facebook; the Pan-African Educators Forum, an online community of African educators; The Pan Africanist School of Thought, an online community of bloggers who blog about Pan Africanism, and Global Pan Africanist Network, an online community of Pan Africanist thought leaders, educators, activists and revolutionaries. Box , Connaught House Bryanston, Peterson, Ph. Glenda White, Ph.
Email: glenda siyandza. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. Currently a freshman undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Nick intends on majoring in English as if he would choose anything else and, while at Penn, reviving his passion for vinyasa yoga. A self-admitted Dickinsonian at heart, with a love for snow, vibrant autumns and picturesque college towns, he hopes to eventually move to rural Massachusetts and live in a small house near the coast.
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He greatly appreciates all that the Kelly Writers House has done for him, and hopes to one day reciprocate the generosity, patience and humor he has found there. Susan Cheever has published five novels and seven works of nonfiction ranging from memoir to literary history to psychological investigation. Her most recent book, Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography , is a vivid, humane examination of a working writer, civic intellectual and headstrong daughter whose communal and familial struggles inform choices many young women face today. A Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Authors Guild Council, the winner of an Associated Press Award and a director of the Yaddo Corporation, Cheever has earned a reputation as one of America's most respected nonfiction writers for the emotional intensity and compassion evident in her work.
Kelly McMasters of Newsday has said that Cheever "puts herself under the microscope here because no one else was willing, and she does so with grace.
His stories have been published in Harper's , GQ , Nerve , and the Chicago Reader , and have been widely anthologized. He is now writing a book about his recent and sordid travels to Transylvania and the Arctic Circle. Trisha Low C'11 understands the difference between restraint and restraints and she's talking about poetry, okay? She returned to France when she was twelve where she completed her high schooling. She majored in English, with a concentration in creative writing, and has just begun her MFA in fiction writing at Columbia.
Nina Wolpow C'14 scoffed at her father's suggestion that she look at Penn; then she found the Kelly Writers House, which gave her good reason to stay on the better side of the 38th Street Bridge. Thanks in part to Al's liberal advising techniques, she has no idea what she's majoring in and hopes to remain happily undeclared for as long as possible. In the future, she'd like to win a Pulitzer, but probably would settle for a job.
Knopf, , a study of the legacy of racism in the families of seven Mississippi sheriffs of the s, won the National Book Critics Circle Award in general nonfiction and the Heartland Prize presented annually by the Chicago Tribune. In addition, it was named by many newspapers to their "Top 10" lists for books published in Before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching in , Hendrickson worked for thirty years in daily journalism.
He was a staff feature writer at the Washington Post from to Hendrickson is deep into his next nonfiction book, which has to do with Ernest Hemingway. Julia Bloch teaches contemporary literature and poetry at Penn, where she is finishing her PhD in English literature, and has been a Writers House Hub member since At the Writers House she also co-curates the Emergency reading series and works as a co-editor of the poetics journal Jacket2.
His undergraduate research concentrated on the medieval and early modern periods, and he is particularly interested in history, sexuality, and performance in literature, as well as theories of censorship and translation. He worked at the Kelly Writers House between his sophomore and senior years, planning and organizing events such as the Media Res program on medieval literature, the EII reading series on the legacy of Marlowe, and Speakeasy open-mic nights.
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Kristen Martin C'11 has been working, studying, and eating sometimes baking, but mostly eating at the Kelly Writers House for the past three years. An English major focusing in Creative Writing, she is mostly interested in narrative nonfiction. She will write a creative thesis memoir about her family this spring. This past summer, Kristen was the food intern at Philadelphia Magazine —a job which provided her with a near encyclopedic knowledge of Philly-area restaurants.
Caterfino scholarship for a Young Writer. Allyson Even C'13 serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Kelly Writers House, overseeing our literacy programs for community schoolchildren and initiatives to reach underserved populations, like book drives for Books Through Bars.
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She networks with area writing groups like Spells Writing Lab and Mighty Writers, and helped to launch The Blacktop , an online literary journal for Philadelphia students. Charles Bernstein is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.
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He is the author of 40 books, ranging from large-scale collections of poetry and essays to pamphlets, libretti, translations, and collaborations. Elizabeth Van Doren has worked as a children's book editor for more than twenty years. She has published a wide variety of books in all genres, from picture books to middle grade novels to young adult fiction. She has worked with many highly-lauded writers and has nurtured the careers of successful new writers, most notable among them Deborah Wiles, whose second novel, "Each Little Bird that Sings," was a finalist for the National Book Award.
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In addition to acquiring, editing, and publishing books, Van Doren has also spoken frequently at writers' conferences and has led writing workshops. As a former high school teacher and a parent, she is very attuned to children's interests and what sparks their imagination, and looks for manuscripts that are emotionally resonant for children. Tracie Morris is a multi-disciplinary poet who emerged as a performer through the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe in New York, and has since worked theater, dance, music, and film.
She is the author of two poetry collections, "Intermission" and "Chap-T-her Woman. Her sound poetry was featured in the Whitney Biennial. Her poetry has been widely anthologized and often featured in commissioned works for organizations including the International Festival for the Arts and Aaron Davis Hall. Molly Johnsen C'10 has been taking writing workshops at Penn for three years and was thrilled and indeed, a bit intimidated, to get to meet Joan Didion when she was a member of the Writers House Fellows Seminar last spring. Although she has dabbled in fiction, Molly most enjoys writing about herself.
Molly also spent one delightful year as a work study staffer at the Kelly Writers House and has been a member the planning committee since. Lily Applebaum C'12 is new to poetry-writing and uses zeugma whenever possible, and works judiciously as a research assistant for Al Filreis and on her poetry in a secret Word document yes, the journal is a red herring. Lily is hoping to declare a double major in English and Environmental studies, and spent the summer working as a nature teacher to many elementary school children and five leopard frogs.
She is interested in repetition, nouns of direct address, demonstrative pronouns, and transition words. You there, don't be surprised that this is her next sentence. Conclusively, she is interested in repetition. Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of nineteen books of fiction, nonfiction, translation and poetry. She was one of our Kelly Writers House Fellows. She is currently working on a book to be published by W.
Norton about the medical and cultural history of childbirth. Previously, she worked as a medical reporter for the London bureau of the Associated Press, and was the London bureau chief for Physician's Weekly. She received her M. He holds creative writing degrees from Stanford and Temple Universities. During his undergraduate career, his work appeared in the Penn Review and he was both a first and third place winner of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fiction Prize.
Danny also received honors in creative writing for his collection of six short stories, called Break , which was advised by Max Apple. Since graduating this spring, Danny has moved to New York, where he currently works in public relations. Alex Goldstein C'11 spent too much money on cabs last summer while investigating the state of New York City writing and publishing for her blog, the blog of a blogger who doesn't get blogging. Continuing her work in the world of online publications, she is currently the editor-in-chief of a blog about Penn on the website CollegeOTR.
She is also a member of the Writers House Planning committee. Lee Eisenberg C'68 spent seventeen years at Esquire , where he served as editor-in-chief through the s. In , Eisenberg was hired to oversee creative development at Time magazine. He helped launch Time for Kids , a newsmagazine for children, and was involved with many of Time 's initial online activities.
In , he was promoted to the company's Office of the President, and served as Chief Creative and Administrative Officer. Eisenberg has written numerous magazine articles and columns, as well as several other books. His stories and essays are widely anthologized and have appeared in Atlantic , Harper's , Esquire , and many literary magazines and in Best American Stories and Best Spiritual Writing. His Ph. She received a Ph.
Her extended poetic work, No Goal , is available in several chapbooks.