Sunday, March 31, 2013

new Writers House podcast: Roger Angell

Roger Angell at the Kelly Writers House in 2005 as a Writers House Fellow, greeting then-student Jamie-Lee Josselyn. Today we have released episode 25 in the "Kelly Writers House Podcasts" series. The episode is introduced by Amaris Cuchanski, based on an excerpt from the full recording of a one-hour interview/discussion edited by Nick DeFina. Writers House podcasts can be found here, and can also be found in iTunes. The full recording of the discussion with Angell, and a recording of his presentation the night before (about baseball and memoir) can be found on Angell's KWH Fellows page.


Friday, March 15, 2013

ArtsEdge year-long residency sponsored by Kelly Writers House

We are now accepting applications for the ARTSEDGE RESIDENCY PROJECT, a joint venture of the Kelly Writers House and Penn's Facilities and Real Estate Services: DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (at midnight).

The ARTSEDGE PROJECT offers a one year residency for an emerging writer. The residency includes an apartment at 40th and Chestnut, studio/writing space in the AIR Space artistic nexus, and close affiliation with Penn's writing communities.

During the course of the residency, the ArtsEdge writer will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House or the Rotunda. Past residents have produced staged readings (, organized panel discussions (, performed readings at Writers House (, and coordinated other projects  (

Visit the ArtsEdge website for more information and details about the project:

TO APPLY, please submit materials below to

(1) letter of interest, (2) CV or resume, (3) writing sample (maximum 30 pages), (4) personal contact information (phone & email), and (5) contact information for three professional references.


And please help us out by forwarding this announcement far and wide!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Jacket2 in Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly ran a story today called "Literary Magazines Adapt to the Digital Age," and of course I'm pleased that Jacket2 is mentioned first - and one of our editors, Michael Hennessey, is quoted.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Wall Street Journal article about MOOCs

WSJ home page, 3/6/13
The home page of the Wall Street Journal today (March 6, 2013). Look hard and see a photo of me, along with an article by Katie Rosman about the MOOC phenomenon. Here is a link to the article at the WSJ web site (it might be behind a paywall), and here is a link to a PDF copy of the article as it appeared in the paper.