Seniors graduating with a degree in creative writing and literature showcase original works of poetry, fiction and dramatic writing.

Original five-minute plays—written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students—are showcased in our biannual festival.

**please note, this event was originally scheduled for April 6, 2024

Original five-minute plays written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students will be showcased in our biannual festival.

Longer form plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our annual festival. This festival includes four performances over 2 days, different works will be featured at each seating. 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Seniors graduating with a degree in creative writing and literature showcase original works of poetry, fiction and dramatic writing.

Diana Khoi Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese-American poet whose book, Ghost Of, is an elegy for her brother, and she explores the difficulties felt by parents from this culture.  A brief Q&A will follow this evening event.

Original plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our biannual festival.

Arda Collins poetry features a quiet assertive voice that builds or collects or accumulates a domestic space.  It is an approach to subject matter and context that has, in the poetry world, found a greater voice through women poet’s work.

Writer, teacher, and tattoo artist, Phuc Tran, reads from his humorous and introspective memoir, “Sigh, Gone. A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In”, about his family’s escape from Vietnam, displacement in America, and his struggle to fit in during high school.  A brief Q&A will follow this lunchtime event.

Writer Kim Adrian reads from her memoir “The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet” and discusses growing up with the confusion and chaos of mental illness and generational trauma.  A brief Q&A will follow this lunchtime event.