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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: Drexel University Campus – Room to be announced after registration.
March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1 (Note: There is no class on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020).

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 an excerpt of a novel or book-length memoir, 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 March 26, 2020.

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: Drexel University Campus – Room to be announced after registration.
March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1 (Note: There is no class on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020).

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 March 26, 2020.
  • Each student will have the opportunity to receive at least 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 an excerpt from a novel or book-length memoir, they should begin with the first chapter or provide summaries for the omitted material.

It’s About Time!/Bring-Your-Own Storylab Brunch

Teacher: Nomi Eve
Price: $40 *There is a 10% discount for Drexel Alumni.
Schedule: Sunday, April 5, 2020; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: TBD, Drexel University Campus

Join Nomi Eve for a craft talk on the flow of time in narrative. Students will learn how to find the chronological “sweet spot” in their story’s timeline. The sweet spot is the moment in your character’s life that provides a riveting beginning and an effective jumping off point for the first page. Students will learn how to actually harness time in order to become a more effective storyteller. Talk will include writing prompts and examples of effective use of time in selected novels and short stories. Students are encouraged to bring a paper bag brunch and enjoy this morning with fellow Storylab writers around a table filled with good food and stimulating conversation.

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Writing Retreat

StoryLab Writing Retreat in Collioure, France

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

June 2021

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.

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