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The 2005 Emerging Writers Festival

April 5 - 7, 2005

Tuesday, April 5 8 pm - Reading by Jon Pineda, poetry; and Gabe Hudson, fiction; followed immediately by a reception
Wednesday, April 6

11 am - Craft Class: Sabrina Orah Mark, poetry

12:30 pm - lunch

1:30 pm - Craft Class: Samina Ali, fiction

3 pm - Craft Class: Gabe Hudso, fiction

8 pm - Reading by Samina Ali, fiction; Sabrina Orah Mark, poetry; and Brad Land, nonfiction; followed immediately by a reception

Thursday, April 7

10 am - Craft Class: Jon Pineda, poetry

11:15 am - brunch

12:30 pm - Craft Class: Brad Land, nonfiction

4:30 pm - Farewell Barbeque

Readings will be held at the Green Room Theatre. Receptions, craft classes, lunches, and the Farewell Barbeque will be held at the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House.


The Emerging Writers Festival is an annual celebration of some of our country's most exciting younger writers. Over the course of three days, we gather with our visitors for craft talks, readings, dinners, and other writerly rituals.  This year's festival takes place from April 5-7, 2005, and features Samina Ali, Gabe Hudson, Brad Land, Sabrina Orah Mark, and Jon Pineda. The Festival is co-sponsored by the English department and the Writers House, and is supported by the Hausman Fund.


First Night of Readings

Tuesday, April 5

8:00 PM

Green Room Theatre


Second Night of Readings

Wednesday, April 6

8:00 PM

Green Room Theatre


This year's Emerging Writers:


Gabe Hudson, author of DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, a collection of short stories, winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, & elsewhere.


Samina Ali, author of a novel, MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS, which was just released in paperback. She was born in Hyderabad, India, where much of her novel is set, &now lives in California.


Jon Pineda, author of BIRTHMARK, winner of Crab Orchard Award in Poetry. He has published poems in many journals & anthologies, including the Asian Pacific American Journal & Puerto del Sol. He lives in Virginia.


Sabrina Orah Mark, author of THE BABIES, winner of the 2004 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared widely in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Fence, & American Letters & Commentary.


Brad Land, author of the much-acclaimed memoir, GOAT, which deals, in part, with male violence in its myriad forms, including fraternity hazing.