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Drexel Writing Festival 2024 – Meet Barbara Jones, Literary Agent

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Barbara Jones is an agent with the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, where she represents writers of upmarket fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on voices from previously underrepresented communities and on durable talents and stories. Jones' clients include Kate Axelrod, Charles Bock, Rafael Frumkin, Danielle Lazarin, Isaac Oliver, and The Swans of Harlem. Previously, she spent several decades as an editor. First, at magazines, including Harper’s Magazine, Vogue and Real Simple, then in book publishing, where she edited award winning and bestselling novels and nonfiction by writers such as Paul Auster, Susan Choi, Sebastian Faulks, Lauren Groff, Katherine Howe, Rachel Khong, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, Coretta Scott King, Lillian Li, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Jacqueline Novogratz, Christa Parravani and Carl Safina.

The Drexel Writing Festival is a literary experience for everyone – scheduled events are always free and open to the public. We encourage you to join us for lively discussions and hands-on workshops across genres and topics.

Questions? Email festival director Henry Israeli at

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The Study at University City – The Drawing Room
20 S 33rd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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