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.

Spring 2020 Events

February 4, 2020 @ 4pm, Founders’ Room, Mead Hall: Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vogue, the Telegraph, and Buzzfeed, and she has a drawn column on Shondaland. She currently teaches at The New School, and she is a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to Williamsburg. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.

From Drew Stories about the event: Author/Illustrator Mira Jacob Speaks at Writers@Drew

April 6, 2020 @ 4pm, Drew University Library’s Thomas H. Kean Reading Room: Emma Cline

Emma Cline is the author of The Girls and the winner of the Plimpton Prize. Her story collection Daddy will be published in 2020. The Girls was an international bestseller, and was a finalist for a National Book Critic’s Circle Award, the First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. In 2017, Cline was named one of Granta’s Best Young
American Novelists. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta and Tin House. Her stories have twice been chosen for the Best American Short Stories and anthologized in The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review. In 2019, Cline’s story, “What Can You Do With A General,” was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Story Prize.


Past Events

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

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

February 27 : Mitchell S. Jackson

March 25 : Erika L. Sánchez

April 17 : Student Prizewinners Reading

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

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

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