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Weike Wang

2022 Bank Visiting Writer 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

4:30 pm Craft Talk @ Writers House

8:00 pm Reading

Weike Wang is the author of CHEMISTRY (Knopf 2017) and the forthcoming JOAN IS OKAY (Random House 2022). She is the recipient of the 2018 Pen Hemingway, a Whiting award and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35.  Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications.  She is in the 2019 Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prizes. She earned her MFA from Boston University and her other degrees from Harvard. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Barnard College.

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 Since we cannot separate language or literature from their cultural and intellectual contexts, the literature component of the English major at Franklin & Marshall offers a substantial historical base, with core courses on topics in the traditional periods of British and American literature.

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Creative Writing

 The track in creative writing joins the passion for language and imaginative writing with the study of literature. It is built upon the premise that reading widely and deeply in literature, including contemporary literature, is essential to becoming a skilled creative writer: in other words, that the best writers are also avid, engaged readers.

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