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Author Joyce Carol Oates Among Noted Authors, Poets Speaking At Rutgers In Newark This Fall

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Once again Rutgers-Newark’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will bring nationally renowned authors and poets to campus for a series of readings and discussions, all 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 Newark MFA Program.”

The Writers at Newark Reading Series programs all take place in the Paul Robeson Campus Center (PRCC), 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

FALL 2011 WRITERS AT NEWARK READING DATES

    Sept 27: Reading 1: Henri Cole/Joyce Carol Oates, Room 231, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Oct 25: Reading 2: Barry Gifford/Jayne Anne Phillips, Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Nov 15: Reading 3: Mark Doty/Brenda Shaughnessy,t Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Dec 6: Reading 4: Jericho Brown/Tiphanie Yanique, Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

    SPRING 2012 WRITERS AT NEWARK READING DATES

      Jan 31: Reading 5: Rachel Hadas/Keith O’Shaughnessy, Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

      Feb 28: Reading 6: Marie Howe/Monica Youn at Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

      March 27: Reading 7: Akhil Sharma/Francisco Goldman, Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

      April 24: Reading 8: Chimamanda Adichie/Uzodinma Iweala, Room 231, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.

      The free public Writers at Newark Reading Series is sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program (www.mfa.newark.rutgers.edu) at Rutgers-Newark and co-sponsored by the Newark Public Library and an Essex County Local Arts Grant. All of the programs begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

      The complete Writers at Newark Reading Series schedule, as well as biographies of the authors and poets, is online at http://www.mfa.newark.rutgers.edu/writersatnewark.htm