Mark Your Calendar: Franklin & Marshall Emerging Writers Festival Celebrates 20 Years This Year | Entertainment

Looking for new authors to read in 2022?

This year, the Franklin & Marshall Emerging Writers Festival marks its 20th year as one of the college’s most popular English department events and a trusted source for finding diverse and exciting new voices in literature.

The festival returns as an in-person event on campus in 2022 after being canceled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place April 13-15 and will feature readings, workshops, panel discussions, and opportunities to meet and mingle with new literary talent.

The annual festival showcases the work of promising young writers early in their careers and, in the past, has featured acclaimed authors such as Jericho Brown, Robin Coste Lewis and Gabe Hudson.

This year’s festival features a diverse lineup of five emerging writers working in the fields of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Participating authors include:

Non-fiction writer Krys Malcolm Belc, the author of the dissertation “The natural mother of the child: a memory of non-binary parenthood”.

award-winning poet Marianne Chan, the author of the collection of poetry “Tous les pïens”.

—Award winning poet Melissa Crowe, author of the collection of poetry “Dear terror, dear splendor”.

fiction writer Julian Delgado Lopera, author of the novel “Fiebre Tropical”.

Non-fiction author Larissa Pham, whose essays and reviews have appeared in Granta, the Paris Review and elsewhere.

This event is free and open to the public.

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