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March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Writers@Drew presents readings by Patrick Phillips and Kannan Mahadevan. This is a free and public event for all.

Patrick Phillips is currently a fellow of the Cullman Center for Writers at the New York Public Library and a Carnegie Foundation Fellow. His first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton and named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Smithsonian. Elegy for a Broken Machine appeared in the Knopf Poets series in 2015 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. ​Phillips is also the author of Chattahoochee, Boy, and Song of the Closing Doors, which was published by Knopf in 2022. He lives in San Francisco and teaches writing and literature at Stanford.​

Kannan Mahadevan earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and is a former fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Racquet. He has taught creative writing workshops for the University of Iowa and the Berlin Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches a Short Fiction Workshop at Drew. He lives in Brooklyn.

The readings will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments. For those driving to campus, you may park in the Tilghman lot, shown as “K” on the lower right side of the campus map, and walk to Mead Hall.

Sponsored by the English Department and The Casement Fund.

More details about Writers@Drew. Phillips’ books may be purchased from Drew’s bookstore either in person or online here.

For more information, please email Launch Event Coordinator Katey DePinto.


March 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


English Department


Mead Hall, Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
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