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Acclaimed Authors, Poets Coming to Rutgers University‒Newark (RU-N) For Free Talks, Readings

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RU-N’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is again bringing nationally renowned authors and poets to the university for a series of free public readings and discussions. The “Writers at Newark Reading Series” is open to the public free of charge. “These are readings from literature, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, by some of the most prominent writers in America, as well as new, emerging voices,” notes Jayne Anne Phillips, director of the MFA program. “The Series reflects the diversity of our campus and the excellence of the Rutgers University‒Newark MFA Program.” SPEAKER BIOS

All programs are 5:30 – 7 p.m., at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark.

FALL 2015 WRITERS AT NEWARK READING DATES

Nov. 10, Ron Rash (author) and Maurice Manning (poet)

 

SPRING 2016 WRITERS AT NEWARK READING DATES

Feb. 2, Natalie Diaz (poet) and Saeed Jones (poet)

March 8,  Nickole Brown (poet) and Elizabeth McCracken (author)

April 14, Claudia Rankine (author) and Sarah Schulman (author/playwright)

 

Writers at Newark Reading Series is sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program (http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/mfa) at RU‒N and co-sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, the Department of English, the Graduate School – Newark, the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Paul Robeson Galleries, the Cultural Programming Committee, the Department of African American and African Studies, the Program in Women's and Genders Studies, and the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media.

Members of the media should contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or email: capizzi@rutgers.edu