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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, 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Disque Hall, Room 109, Drexel University Campus
January 13, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2, March 9, March 16

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.

  • This workshop is limited to ten students.
  • Students' writing forms the basis of weekly discussions.
  • Participants can hand in between 500 words and up to twelve pages double-spaced (in 12-point font). If a student would like to workshop a novel excerpt, they should begin with the first chapter. 
  • The instructor will offer constructive feedback on all student efforts. The class will aim to provide at least two workshop opportunities to each student.
  • Students are not required to submit their own material to workshop; they are welcome to participate through discussion and feedback.
  • If any students would like to be workshopped in the first class, they should submit their material by January 8th. 

Creative Writing: Advanced/Revision Workshop

Teacher: Maegan Poland
Price: $400 *There is a 10% discount for Drexel Alumni.
Schedule: 9 Mondays, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Disque Hall, Room 109, Drexel University Campus
January 13, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2, March 9, March 16

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 eight students. Students must have permission to enroll.
  • Participants can hand in up to twenty-five double-spaced pages of work (in 12-point font).
  • In order to make full use of the first class, two participants who have work ready will be asked to submit by January 8th.
  • Each student will have the opportunity to receive two rounds of workshop feedback. The first submission to the workshop should be a new piece of writing. The second submission can be a substantial revision of the first submission, or it can be a new piece of writing. If a student would like to workshop a novel excerpt, they should begin with the first chapter or provide summaries for the omitted material. 

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

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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.

Now enrolling...

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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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