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Writing Festival

New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

The inaugural Drexel Writing Festival, which replaces the 10-year-old Week of Writing, will take place at Drexel University to host 16 events in just three days.
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia

Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.

"How Fast Can You Run?"

Drexel Professor Writes the Incredible True Story of the Life of a Sudanese Refugee

Drexel professor Harriet Levin Millan wrote about the incredible journey of a Sudanese refugee in a book that was made possible through a chance encounter in her creative writing class seven years ago.
Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.
Writers Room participant Jordan McCullough reads to a crowd at last year's Writers Room anthology reading. Photo courtesy Jen Britton.

Writers Room Celebrates its Second Year With a Special Reading, Anthology Release and Art Show

Writers Room has created many opportunities for members of the Drexel and West Philadelphia communities to create works of art and literature since its launch last year.
A group of Drexel students listening to a piece written in Writers Room being read. Courtesy of Rachel Wenrick.

Words to Live By: Drexel’s Writers Room Hosting Festival in Celebration of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, Drexel’s Writers Room will host seven weeks of programming to bring local communities together to explore themes from the acclaimed novel and its author’s life.
Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the University Writing Program: Strategic Initiatives, during an anthology release event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Wenrick

Since 2007, the College of Arts and Sciences' Rachel Wenrick has been a champion of the written word at Drexel and her latest effort promotes writing in Drexel's surrounding neighborhoods.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Photo courtesy:

Students, Community Members Use “War Stories” to Connect With Veterans

Drexel's English course "War Stories" up to its name, creating opportunities for Drexel students and community members to learn more about veterans.
Drexel's imitation Meissen urn that was created in Dresden about half a century before the city was bombed.

The Drexel Connection to ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

As freshmen in a war literature English course discovered, Drexel has a lot more in common with one of the greatest war novels of all time, and the most destructive bombing in World War II, than you would think.
Miriam Kotzin, at center, with Drexel President John Fry, right, and Abisoeh Porter, PhD, left, head of the Department of English & Philosophy.

Employee Spotlight: Miriam Kotzin

Miriam Kotzen has been teaching at Drexel for 45 years. She's written a history of the University, led departments and creating groundbreaking online literary magazines. But what does she feel is her greatest legacy?
The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers.

What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

Week of Writing Panel

Songwriting, Storytelling and Sex: “Week of Writing” Festival Explores Literary Issues at Drexel, May 12-16

The Week of Writing, hosted by the Department of English and Philosophy, kicks off on Monday, May 12. Highlights include student readings, workshops, story slams and panel discussions including “Writing Lyrics,” “Storytelling in Unexpected Places” and “Writing about Sex.” Presenters will include students, faculty, journalists, playwrights, publishers, editors, poets, authors, songwriters and other noted guests.