Noted Authors, Poets at Rutgers-Newark This Spring

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 EDITORS: Photos, biographies available upon request

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 Professor 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., Newark.  


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


Feb 28:  Marie Howe (left)/Monica Youn , Paul Robeson Gallery, PRCC, 5:30-7 p.m.




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




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



The complete Writers at Newark Reading Series schedule, as well as biographies of the authors and poets, is online at

The free public Writers at Newark Reading Series is sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program ( 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.  

Members of the media should contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or email: