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Drexel Writing Festival 2018
Start Date: 5/22/2018 All Day
End Date: 5/22/2018

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Drexel Writing Festival: Second Day, May 22nd


12-1 p.m.

Micro-Workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction

Chose two out of three genres (poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction) to explore in quick, exciting sessions where you will create new work on the spot!

Robert Finegan, short story author, will lead the fiction workshop. Harriet Millan, poet and novelist, will lead the poetry workshop. Kathy Volk-Miller, co-editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, and director of Drexel’s graduate program in publishing, will lead a workshop in creative non-fiction.

1-2 p.m.

Writers Room presents Tripod: People, Places, Portraits

Participants in this Canon sponsored project--undergraduate students, local high school students, and community members--will be presenting on the group projects that they have created, using words and photographs to collaboratively document the West Philly neighborhoods and the lives they are living within them together. See the photos and hear about the stories and the project. Hosted by author and Drexel English Professor Kirsten Kaschock.

2 p.m.

Developing a Virtual [Writing] Self: Creating a Blog or Personal Site

In this hands-on workshop, you will take steps toward creating a blog or personal website that promotes/features a topic of interest to you. While we’ll discuss technologies and platforms, this workshop will focus on content—written or multimedia—as well as your blog or site’s purpose, audience, and context.

Led by Drexel Professor and Vice President of the Global Society for Online Literacy Educators.

3-5 p.m.

Fun, Form, and Fact Checking: The 3 F’s of Writing

Pennoni Honors presents a panel to explore improvisational techniques designed to start writing, methods to shape writing for publication, and ways to ensure accuracy in final written works. Participants include an improviser, an editor, and a fact-checker. Reception to follow.

Participants include editor Marina Lamanna, and professors Gail Rosen, Kathleen Volk-Miller, and Fred Siegel.

5 p.m.

Playing with Food: Using Everyday Material to Evoke Complex Human Experience

The study of food is unique—the only (safely) fully multisensory area of investigation that does not merely benefit from, but relies on all disciplines. In this session we start with simple culinary objects and use them to write to the rich complexity of human experience.

Drexel Culinary Arts professor Jonathan Deutsch and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, professor of English Education at Columbia University will lead.

6-8 p.m.

Beyond Words: Exploring Fresh Forms of Storytelling in New Experimental Video Games

Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) presents a demonstration of two brand new groundbreaking games created by Drexel students that explore innovative storylines through visual narrative and text. Following the demonstration, participants will get a chance to play the games and ask the game designers questions. Pizza will be served.

Hosted by Drexel’s EGS Program Manager Corey Arnold.

Contact Information:
Name: Henry Israeli
Email: hpi22@drexel.edu
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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