Thanks to an anonymous gift that allowed us to acquire state-of-the-art video equipment, we can now easily webcast Writers House events, whatever’s going on in the Arts Cafe: readings, seminars, recording sessions, happenings, the whole range. (We’ve produced webcasts since 1999 — writing.upenn.edu/wh/webcasts — but with the new camera and specially configured computer, we’ve essentially automated the process.)
In other words, by simply logging in from home or work, you can see LIVE VIDEO of what’s happening here. We hope you’ll tune in.
The schedule of events we plan to webcast is below. Events at the Writers House generally start on time, or nearly so. We will, at least, be sure to turn on the camera at the appointed start time so that you’ll know something will start soon.
To watch a reading or seminar, go to our webcast instructions page: here
If you have Quicktime already installed on your computer, you’ll just click “Start webcast” from this page.
Please do let us know if you like what you see or if you have technical questions. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 573-9748.
KWH-TV schedule (all times Eastern Time):
October 7, 3:30 PM
PoemTalk records episode #15: Lyn Hejinian’s “constant change figures,” with Al Filreis, Tom Mandel, Bob Perelman, and Rodrigo Toscano.
TOM MOON AND ANTHONY DECURTIS
October 16, 6:00 PM
Music critics Tom Moon and Anthony DeCurtis discuss Moon’s book, 1000 RECORDINGS TO HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE.
October 21, 6:00 PM
Novelist Jim Shepard reads from his work.
ALUMNI SPORTSWRITING PANEL
November 1, 4:30 PM
“Extreme Sportswriting,” a discussion with Stefan Fatsis, Buzz Bissinger, & Jon Wertheim, moderated by Stephen Fried.
THE NEW YORK POETS
November 4, 1:30 PM
Listen in as Al Filreis and students of English 88 (modern and contemporary poetry) discuss the New York School: Ashbery, O’Hara, Koch, and others.
EMILY DICKINSON WEBINAR
November 10, 7:00 PM
This live, interactive “webinar” led by Al Filreis and Jessica Lowenthal will allow viewers to participate in a discussion of an Emily Dickinson poem via phone and internet. To participate, email email@example.com or call (215) 573-9748.
CELEBRATION OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
November 11, 6:00 PM
We’ll celebrate the 125th birthday of William Carlos Williams with talks and readings by Sarah Dowling, erica kaufman, Pattie McCarthy, Jena Osman, and Elizabeth Scanlon.
DAVID VON DREHLE & GENE WEINGARTEN
November 12, 6:00 PM
Paul Hendrickson will lead a freewheeling conversation with journalists David Von Drehle and Gene Weingarten.
ASHBERY AND THE NON-NARRATIVE
November 13, 1:30 PM
Listen in as Al Filreis and students of English 88 (modern and contemporary poetry) discuss the poetry of John Ashbery.
December 4, 6:00 PM
South African poet, painter, essayist, and activist Breyten Breytenbach will read from his work as part of the provost’s Writers Without Borders series.