Buzz Bissinger to Lecture at Kelly Writers House

Famed writer visits under Fellows Program.

Buzz Bissingerlast seen confessing a leather fetish in pages of GQ—seems to be re-emerging into society. The Daily Pennsylvanian reports the famed Philadelphia writer will be on Penn campus Feb. 17 and 18, speaking and teaching for a couple of days.

 “The idea was to bring a very famous writer into a very cozy, homey place,” Al Filreis, the faculty director of the Kelly Writers House, said. Filreis started the program in 1999 through financial support from Penn alumnus Paul Kelly, and is the instructor for the seminar.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout and noted fiction writer T. C. Boyle will also visit the writer’s house.

We were worried about Buzz last spring after the GQ article, but along with his involvement in the forthcoming Philadelphia Citizen, it appears that he’s returning to normal life—or as normal as it gets for Buzz, anyway.