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2010-2011 “Writers at Newark Series” Will Bring Toni Morrison to Rutgers, Newark, in Spring 2011

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(NEWARK, NJ, July 12, 2010) — American novelist Toni Morrison, winner of both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, will discuss and read from her works next April 26 as part of the 2010-2011 Writers at Newark Reading Series at Rutgers in Newark, which brings nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction to campus throughout the academic year.

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. The Writers at Newark Reading Series also offers a Writers at Newark Reader’s Group for adults and mentored teens, as well as the Writers at Newark High School Program, which works with local high school English teachers who accompany their students to the readings. For more information please go to www.mfa.newark.rutgers.edu.

The Fall 2010 Writers at Newark Reading Series begins Sept. 28, with presentations from two well-known poets, Irene McKinney and Frank X Walker, in the Paul Robeson Gallery, in the Robeson Campus Center. On Oct. 19, the gallery hosts readings and discussions with fiction writers James Salter and Edmund White. Poets Tyehimba Jess and Cynthia Cruz are on schedule for Nov. 16 in the Robeson Campus Center Multipurpose Room (Room 231). The fall semester schedule ends with a Dec. 7 program featuring fiction-writers Stacey D’Erasmo and Howard Norman, in the Paul Robeson Gallery. All of the programs begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

The Spring 2011 Writers at Newark Reading Series begins Jan. 25 with writers Jill McCorkle and Randall Kenan, in the Robeson Art Gallery. On Feb. 8 poets Matthew Rohrer and Elizabeth Strout will be at the Robeson Center Multipurpose Room (Room 231), and poets Erica Dawson and Mark Strand will read March 8 in the Robeson Art Gallery.

On April 12 poets Rachel Hadas, Paul Muldoon and Peter Constantine will present “Poetry in Translation” in the Robeson Campus Center Multipurpose Room (Room 231).

The April 26 program featuring Toni Morrison will end the spring series. Morrison’s talk and readings will be in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, in the Multipurpose Room (Room 231), at 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. All of the spring 2011 programs also 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

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

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Carla Capizzi