Erin Gautsche is the Program Coordinator for the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania and coordinates the 300+ free and public literary programs that the Writers House offers every year, and produces of the long-running monthly radio show, “LIVE at the Writers House” on 88.5-FM WXPN. She runs the 15th Room Press, a division of the Common Press a collaborative letterpress project at Penn. She is a member or the arts advisory board for the First Person Festival, the only national festival dedicated to documentary and memoir writing. She is a graduate of Goshen College with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She has a MLA from the University of Pennsylvania in post-war poetics, art history, and fiction writing. She has led writing workshops for children in Indiana and Guatemala, and reading and writing groups for adults in Philadelphia. Her writing has appeared in Country. Feedback, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Stories. Current projects include a study of West Indian foodways in West Philadelphia, and a multi-genre piece about the Midwest.