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Drexel Writing Festival

Drexel Writing Festival, Week of May 17, 2021

The Drexel Writing Festival takes place annually during the spring quarter. This year's schedule of events is listed below. All events are free and open to the public and will take place on Zoom. Please register using the Zoom link listed for each event. Email Henry Israeli at hpi22@drexel.edu for event information or with any event questions.

May 17, 2021


12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Inside Out
A discussion and workshop about learning behind bars led by Stacey Ake.
Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Exposing What They Want To Stay Hidden: Finding and Executing Investigative Stories
A discussion by Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Lisa Gartner

Presented by the Department of Communication
Zoom Registration

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

A Reading by MFA Students
Hosted by Nomi Eve

Presented by Drexel’s MFA in Creative Writing
Zoom Registration

May 18, 2021


12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Reading by Fiction Writer Karen E. Bender and Robert Anthony Siegel

Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Fiction Workshop led by Karen E. Bender

Karen E. Bender is a National Book Award finalist and author of The New Order
Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Memoir Workshop led by Robert Anthony Siegel

Robert Anthony Siegel is an award winning author of Criminals: My Family’s Life on Both Sides of the Law
Zoom Registration

May 19, 2021


12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Free Speech on Campus led by Jonathan Friedman

Presented by Drexel PEN Society
Zoom Registration

1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Department Awards Reading

Presented by the Department of English & Philosophy
Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Reading and Discussion by Artress Bethany White
Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity
Zoom Registration

May 20, 2021


11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

"Appearances Can Be Deceiving, But So Can Disappearances": Satire in The Great American Deception
A presentation by Scott Stein
Zoom Registration

12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Micro Workshops in Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction
by RSVP only: hpi22@drexel.edu

Valerie Fox: Poetry, Zoom Registration

Maegan Poland: Fiction, Zoom Registration

Robert Watts: Non-Fiction, Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Man of Mystery: A Magician’s Memoir
Fred Siegel performs his one man show
Zoom Registration

3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Department Awards Ceremony and Reception

Presented by the Department of English & Philosophy
Zoom Registration

May 21, 2021


12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

The Food Voice and the Writer's Voice: Culinary Deceptions?
A Culinary Writing Workshop with Jonathan Deutsch
Zoom Registration

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Poetry Reading and Q&A
Whiting Award Winning poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Presented by The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Zoom Registration

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Poetry Workshop
Whiting Award Winning poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Presented by The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Zoom Registration