Jessica Hagedorn, the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn, has been invited to participate in Reversible: Narrating Identity from the Inside Out and the Outside In, a convening of 40 eminent artists from around the world who are generating work about country, home, and identity. This conference will be held in Abu Dhabi from Sunday, December 7th to Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 and is co-sponsored by FIND and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.
Professor Hagedorn has also been named one of three Kelly Writers House Fellows at UPenn for 2015. More info here.
In other news, Felix Starro, Hagedorn's musical adaptation of the acclaimed short story by Lysley Tenorio, will premiere in San Francisco in the fall of 2015. It will be part of the American Conservatory Theater’s Monstress Project. More info here.