Maggie Malachi Lily
My very first writing piece was even before classes started. I wrote a spoken word piece for Orientation’s Open Mic Night and read it passionately in front of all my peers before they even knew my name. The support in the room was overwhelming and I just felt at home.
— Maggie Malachi Lily BFA '17
Since graduating in the first Creative Writing class in 2017, alumna Maggie Malachi Lily traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as the winner of the 2017 Techno Township Experience created by the VICE Network in partnership with AirBnb.
Through that experience, she worked with South African musician Spoek Mathambo, a writer, rapper and producer at the forefront of that country’s electronic music movement. The VICE Experiences each offer a dive into hard-to-access subcultures that most travelers will never see.
Maggie currently works in Philadelphia as a talent agent for the Barnes Foundation, one of the leading art museums in the U.S., and as a freelance writer, illustrator and curator. She has been a featured guest artist/performer at the NYC Poetry Festival and has shared her poetry and Active Imagination workshops with numerous galleries and venues around Philadelphia, including the Kitchen Table Gallery, Berks Warehouse, Icebox Project Space and The Common Room.