In the past five years, Writers Room has grown from providing monthly writing workshops that engage Drexel students alongside other members of the West Philadelphia community, to becoming an experiential home for students from across our majors and colleges—a place for them to make meaningful connections between their educations and their civic lives.
Writing Linked Microfictions or Poems
Taught by: Valerie Fox
In this 4-week mini workshop, you will write several pieces that will form a set of linked or similar works. You may think of these as parts of a whole, variations on a theme, a suite of works, a portrait from many angles, etc. This will be a master-class style workshop in which works in progress will be discussed in depth by the group. Models will be provided and discussed (reading as writers). In addition to the workshop, you are encouraged to take advantage of one-on-one conferences with the facilitator. Ultimately, even if the pieces you write exist as stand-alone works, writing within a bigger framework will lead you to insight and discovery about your writing and writing process.
Free and open to all, but space is limited. Register here.
Wednesdays, October 2-October 23
Writers Room Studio
3250 Chestnut St
1st Floor MacAlister Hall
Writers Room Studio
This year we are working to formalize our curricular offerings by proposing a variable Writers Room Studio class (1-3 credits). As part of this class, students attend Writers Room programming for the term, including each of the monthly First Tuesday workshops, participate in a guided revision process that includes one-on-one sessions with a faculty member, and submit a revised piece for publication in Anthology.
Tripod is an example of the studio class: undergraduate writers-in-residence attend weekly small group sessions, First Tuesday workshops, one weekend workshop each term, and develop a photography and writing project for publication with support from Writers Room faculty.
Writers Room Lab
This 1-credit laboratory asks students to take the academic knowledge they are acquiring and apply it in their communities. This credit would attach to other courses across the university to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-sector learning.