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Drexel Writing Festival 2024 – Reading and Discussion with Poet and Essayist Heather Lanier

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Heather Lanier is a poet, essayist, teacher, speaker, and thrift-store shopper. An assistant professor of creative writing at Rowan University, Lanier is the author of the memoir, Raising a Rare Girl (Penguin Press, July 2020), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, along with two award-winning poetry chapbooks, The Story You Tell Yourself, and Heart-Shaped Bed in Hiroshima. She received a Vermont Creation Grant and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her full-length poetry collection, Psalms of Unknowing, is forthcoming from Monkfish Publishing. Heather will be joined by Stacey E. Ake, PhD, PhD, Drexel Teaching Professor of Philosophy.

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.

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Henry Israeli, Director, Drexel Writing Festival

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Drexel University
MacAlister Hall, Room 5051B
3250 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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