Playwright Edward Albee to Visit Penn March 21-22 as 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellow

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 8, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – Playwright Edward Albee will visit the University of Pennsylvania March 21-22 as one of three acclaimed writers selected to be Spring 2011 Kelly Writers House Fellows.  Albee will give evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers.

Last month non-fiction writer Susan Cheever was at Penn.  Next month poetry critic Marjorie Perloff will visit campus April 25-26.

Albee, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has been hailed by the New Yorker as "the greatest living playwright."  He is perhaps best known for his dramatic play “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”  It won both the Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle awards.  Albee's other plays include “The Zoo Story,” “A Delicate Balance,” “Seascape,” “Three Tall Women” and the Tony-winning “The Goat: or, Who is Sylvia.”  He is a Kennedy Center Honoree, was awarded the National Medal of Arts and received a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.

 Each Fellow’s visit begins with an evening reading at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, followed the next day by a brunch and a public interview/conversation the following morning.  All programs will be streamed live and recorded for Writers House digital archives.  More information is available at