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.

Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Events

October 15 @ 4pm, Founders’ Room, Mead Hall: Writers Respond to #MeToo panel

Shelly Oria

Assistant Professor Courtney Zoffness will moderate a discussion with four authors, Shelly Oria, Samantha Hunt, Syreeta McFadden, and Hossannah Asuncion, all of whose work appears in McSweeney’s forthcoming multi-genre anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement.

From Drew Stories, about the event: Writers@Drew Author Panel Discusses #MeToo Movement

November 21 @ 4pm, Founders’ Room, Mead Hall: Valeria Luiselli

Award-winning author Valeria Luiselli has penned several acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Story of My Teeth and Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and her latest novel, Lost Children Archive, is currently long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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


Past Events

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