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

Ten 10-minute plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased.

Author and editor Kathryn Kulpa, winner of the Vella Chapbook Contest for her flash fiction chapbook Girls on Filmand the Mid-List Press First Series Award for her short story collection Pleasant Drugs, is also the author of Who’s the Skirt?, a micro-chapbook published by the Origami Poems Project. Kupla, whose work has also been featured in anthologies and literary magazines will read from her recent work.

As part of the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities’ symposium on Narrative Medicine and the Healing Arts, guest co-host, Haas Visiting Artist and poet Sarah Gambito and Performance Artist Robbie McCauley read from their works. Professor Gambito, director of Fordham University’s MFA creative writing program, brings a poet’s mind to psychic, emotional, and physical healing. Emerson College Professor Emerita Robbie McCauley uses methodologies of theatre and storytelling to address charged issues of race and to frame the personal through the large.

Longer form plays—written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased over one weekend at our annual festival.

Longer form plays—written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased over one weekend at our annual festival.

Longer form plays—written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased over one weekend at our annual festival.

Longer form plays—written, directed, and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased over one weekend at our annual festival.

Dennigan is the author of three books, including her most recent, Palace of Sub-Atomic Bliss (Canarium Books, 2016). Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Poetry Magazine and the Bennington Review. She teaches at the University of Connecticut.

This biannual festival features ten-minute plays written in 48 hours based on a prompt devised by Playwright-in-Residence Charlotte Meehan. The festival is a collaboration between the Creative Writing Program and the Department of Theatre and Dance Studies.