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EM|POWER – Drexel Writing Festival

May 8, 2023 through May 12, 2023

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

In 2023, the Drexel Writing Festival will explore the theme, “em|power,” an idea that encapsulates both power dynamics and the drive for empowerment, particularly for those who have previously been powerless. Featured guests include fiction writer Molly Antepol, author of The Unamericans; Cihuayollotl, trans woman Xicanx poet Moncho Alvarado; Kim Kelly, the author of Fight Like Hell: the untold story of American labor; and Philadelphia Inquirer journalist Helen Ubinas who writes about the impact of gun violence in Philadelphia. In addition, Drexel faculty member Jakeya Caruthers will speak on race, gender, and state discipline; faculty member Travis Curtice will discuss repression and policing.

Schedule of Events:

Drexel Writing Festival events are always free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Department of Communication, the Jewish Studies program, the Women's and Gender Studies program and the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Contact Information

Henry Israeli, Director, Drexel Writing Festival

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Events, which are offered both in-person and online, are free and open to the public. A full schedule will be posted by early March 2023.


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