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Drexel Storylab

Drexel Storylab offers creative writing workshops for non-traditional students – professional adults, Drexel alumni, current Drexel professors and other interested community members. Storylab is taught by Drexel faculty and visiting writers who are accomplished authors.

Current Workshops


Creative Writing: All-Level Workshop

Teacher: Maegan Poland
Price: $400 *There is a 10% discount for Drexel Alumni.
Schedule: 9 Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Disque Hall, Room 109, Drexel University Campus
September 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18, 25

Are you looking for a supportive community of peers who will read your short fiction and offer constructive feedback? Fiction writer Maegan Poland guides participants towards the creation of impactful fiction.

  • Students' writing forms the basis of weekly discussions.
  • Participants can hand in between 500 words - 8 pages double-spaced. Micro-fiction/memoir submissions of 500 words (or less) are fine. The higher word limit is only there for students who are itching to write and workshop something longer.

Each student can be workshopped 3 times during the course. Instructor will comment on and offer constructive critique all student efforts.

Creative Writing: Advanced/Revision Workshop

Teacher: Maegan Poland
Price: $400 *There is a 10% discount for Drexel Alumni.
Schedule: 9 Mondays, 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Disque Hall, Room 109, Drexel University Campus
September 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18, 25

This class is intended for students who have been writing for some time and are interested in taking their work to the next level with a small and supportive group of fellow writers.

  • This workshop is limited to six students. Students must have Nomi Eve's permission to enroll.
  • Participants can hand in up to twenty-five double-spaced pages of work.
  • In order to make full use of each class session, two participants who have work ready will be asked to submit by September 16th. Each student can be critiqued twice. The intention is for students to work on one "chunk" of text and have a revision critique for their second workshop. But students are welcome to hand in two separate pieces if that would be helpful.

Craft Talk: Writing Historical Fiction

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Price: $30 *There is a 10% discount for Drexel Alumni.
Schedule: Sunday, November 3, 2019 10-12 a.m.
Location: TBA, Drexel University Campus
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18

Join novelist Nomi Eve in this intensive seminar on the techniques for generating and writing vivid historical fiction.

Registration

Writing Retreat

StoryLab Writing Retreat in Collioure, France

6-Day Drexel Storylab Creative Writing Retreat in Collioure, France

June 21-27, 2020

The retreat is for beginning, emerging, and published writers -- anyone who feels the urge to reconnect with their writing self, or deepen and improve their work.

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Questions? Contact Storylab Director Nomi Eve at nae28@drexel.edu.

Storylab is an initiative of Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences housed in the Department of English and Philosophy.

Drexel MFA - Open Book Author Cabaret

Don't miss this cabaret/authorfest to celebrate the written word!

October 11: 8-10pm. Open to the public.

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