WXPN LIVE Showcase

Philadelphia Writer Makes Goulash Taste Funny
New collection of short stories premiered on air.

Philadelphia, PA — February 3, 2008 — Audiences are invited to a live taping of WXPN’s “LIVE at the Writer’s House” on February 16th, featuring Philadelphia-based writer/artist, Stephanie Yuhas. Yuhas will receive an interview about her newest work, “American Goulash”, a collection of humourous true stories from her childhood growing up with a Hungarian-Transylvanian family. The series includes comedic antidotes, animation, videos, long-lost recipes, and a lot of old-world love. “American Goulash” made possible in part by a grant from the Leeway Foundation.

“It all started when my college professor, Lowell Boston, overhead me telling a horror story about my family,” Yuhas said. “He convinced me to make a short animation about it, and people really related to it.”

The short film, entitled “Nagymama” was completed in 2004 and was immediately broadcast on Nicktoons across televisions nationwide, as a part of the Nicktoons Film Festival. After it’s cable debut, “Nagymama” was screened at dozens of international film festivals, and featured on the front page of YouTube.com, MySpace.com, ChannelFrederator.com, and Crackle.com.

“I got bombarded with hundreds of e-mails about the animation,” said Yuhas, “so I started ‘American Goulash’ to continue the story.” The collection of stories can be found free online at www.shinygrape.com/americangoulash.

Yuhas will read nine-minutes of never-before heard stories on air as a part of the segment. Audiences are invited to attend the live recording on Monday, February 16th at 6 pm at 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104-6150. The show airs the following Monday night on 88.5 WXPN at 8pm.

LIVE at the Writers House” is a long-standing collaboration of the people of the Kelly Writers House and of WXPN FM (88.5). Six times annually between September and April, the Writers House airs a one-hour broadcast of poetry, music, and other spoken-word art, along with one musical guest — from our Arts Cafe onto the airwaves at WXPN. “LIVE” is broadcast on WXPN. “LIVE” is made possible through the generous support of BigRoc.

Erin Gautsche
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: 215-573-WRIT