Writers at Drew.


Writers at Drew

About Writers@Drew

Co-Sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English Department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Junot Díaz, Mary Gaitskill, Colum McCann, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as faculty and Drew alumni/ae Nicole Sealey, John Murillo, Sean Nevin, and William Giraldi.  At the end of the Spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

Courtney Zoffness, Monday March 15th, 2021, 7pm, virtual

Courtney Zoffness writes fiction and nonfiction. She won the Sunday Times Short Story Award, the largest international prize for short fiction, as well as a Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship, the Arts & Letters Creative Nonfiction Prize, and residency fellowships from MacDowell. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Guernica, Longreads, and elsewhere. Her debut, Spilt Milk, was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Publishers Weekly, LitHub, The Millions, Refinery29, and others. Courtney directs the Creative Writing Program at Drew University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Th. April 21st, 2021, 7pm, virtual

Award-winning poet and essayist, author of World of Wonders.

Emma Cline, Wednesday Feb. 24th, 2021, 7pm, virtual

Emma Cline is author of The Girls, an international bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her short story collection, Daddy, published in 2020. The recipient of the prestigious Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review, Cline’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Tin House, and elsewhere, and her fiction has been anthologized several times in Best American Short Stories. In 2017, Cline was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Sunday Times Short Story Award

Past Events

Fall 2020 Events
November 19th (virtual): Jamel Brinkley, see Drew Story

Spring 2020 Events
April 21st (virtual): Mark Olshaker, see Drew Story

February 4th: Mira Jacobs, see Drew Story

Fall 2019 Events
October 15 : Writers Respond to #MeToo Panel: Shelly Oria, Samantha Hunt, Syreeta McFadden, and Hossannah Asuncion, see Drew Story

Spring 2019 Events
January 28 : Drew Creative Writing Faculty Reading featuring Hannah Beresford, Andrea Chapin, and Courtney Zoffness, see Drew Story

February 27 : Mitchell S. Jackson, see Drew Story

March 25 : Erika L. Sánchez, see Drew Story

April 17 : Student Prizewinners Reading

Fall 2018 Events
September 27 : Writers@Drew presents: Tomás Morín, Mead Hall, Founders' Room, see Drew Story

October 10 : Merrill Maguire Skaggs Lecture presents: Colson Whitehead, Dorothy Young Concert Hall, see Drew Story

November 14 : Writers@Drew presents: Jennifer Egan, Dorothy Young Concert Hall, see Drew Story