A French TV spot features Chris Ware talking, in part, about Art Spiegelman's influence on him. Spiegelman himself makes an appearance. Thanks to Steve McLaughlin who found this YouTube piece. Below, a New Yorker cover by Chris Ware.
the KELLY WRITERS HOUSE FELLOWS web site - for links to all previous Fellows, recordings of the readings and discussion, samples of student introductions, etc.
 Fri, 1/18 - intro session  Mon, 1/21, optional session at Al's house, Maus 1  Mon, 1/28 - Maus 1 & 2  Mon, 2/4 - In the Shadow of No Towers  Mon, 2/11 - Read Yourself Raw, Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@?*!, Charlie Rose interview, Swaim interview  Mon-Tues, 2/18-19 - Spiegelman visits  Mon, 2/25 - Disturbances in the Field  Mon, 3/3 - The Writing on the Wall  Mon, 3/17 - Face to Face; Leaving Brooklyn  Mon-Tues, 3/24-25 - Schwartz visits  Mon, 3/31 - Pre-Faces  Mon, 4/7 - Triptych (including The Burning Babe in the Granary edition [PDF])  Mon, 4/14 - New Selected Poems  Mon, 4/21 - Paradise of Poets; JR's PennSound page; JR's reading at Will Alexander benefit; PoemTalk discussion on JR  Mon-Tues, 4/28-29 - Rothenberg visits  Thur, 5/1 - final words/party
POSITION PAPERS: You will write a response to the readings every week (well, you may skip just one). These are informal "position papers." They are to be between 400 and 500 words in length and must be sent to the Fellows listserv any time before 6 AM on the Monday morning of the week's class. Four of these papers will be evaluated closely--at least one each on Spiegelman, Schwartz, and Rothenberg. Each week, bring a printed copy of your position paper to class. At the end of class you can decide if the paper you hold in your hands is one of the four you will turn in for evaluation.
LISTSERV RESPONSES: Each week you will be responding to one of the position papers sent to the listserv by your fellow Fellows seminarians. Send your response before noon. Your response should be sent to the listserv and should make a rejoinder to one point in one paper. These responses should be one short paragraph in length, about 100 words. Be sure, please, to make it clear which point in which person's position paper is the one to which your response is responding.
PROJECTS: A special project will be randomly assigned to you. These, too, should be sent to the listserv--any time before 6 AM on the date indicated on the projects list above. Length: whatever is appropriate for fulfilling the purpose of the project but no less than 750 words. These need not be fancy or high-toned, but, rather, straightforward and lucid and, if apt, organized into short titled sections to make for easy reading. If you are not assigned a project, see Al or Jamie-Lee ASAP so that we can devise one. Click HERE for the list of projects.
OBLIGATIONS DURING FELLOWS' VISITS: As an absolutely vital part of the Fellows seminar, you will be called upon to volunteer during the two-day visits of the Fellows. Fulfilling this (mostly pleasurable) function is as much a requirement as the others listed here. If Jamie-Lee Josselyn has not asked you to take on a role during the visits, be sure to ask her what you can do to help.
FINAL EXAM: There will be a wildly comprehensive, personalized final exam. It will be sent to you by email, to be written at your convenience ("take home") any time during the exam period.