We’re proud to present the readers for the Fall 2017 Visiting Writers Series:
Dr. Linda Chavers, September 27th, 2017 at 6PM in the Campus Center Theatre. Dr. Chavers is a scholar of 20th century American and African American literature with specializations in race and visual culture, writes about William Faulkner and Richard Wright, and is Resident Dean of the Winthrop House at Harvard. Thanks so much to Nathan Long for suggesting we bring her! Read some of her work, here.
Denise Duhamel was born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, earned a BFA at Emerson College and an MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She lived in New York City from 1985 until 1999. Her reading is October 18th in the Campus Center Board Room for the Ravenswood Reading; reception at 5:30 PM and reading at 6:30PM. Thanks to Peter for arranging this reading! Read some of her work, here.
And Judy Copeland has arranged for Antoinette Tidjani Alou to be the next international writer in residence. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at University Abdou Moumouni – Université Abdou Moumouni (Niamey, Niger), and will be reading on November 9th at 8PM in Campus Meeting Room #5. Please e-mail me, cynthia.king at stockton d0t edu if you’d like a sample of her writing for teaching purposes or your own enjoyment.
The World Above Series in Atlantic City, hosted by Emari DiGiorgio is our cousin series. This dynamic series hosts a phenomenal open mic at 7PM and a featured reader at 8PM the last Wednesday of each month.
- Wednesday, September 27, 7-9pm, Claudia Cortese, author of Wasp Queen, Blood Medals, and The Red Essay and other Histories.
- Wednesday, October 25, 7-9pm, Emari DiGiorgio, author of The Things a Body Might Become and Girl Torpedo.
- Wednesday, November 15, 7-9pm, Antoinette Tidjani Alou, Visiting International Writer.
- Wednesday, December 13, 7-9pm, R.A. Villanueva, author of Reliquaria.
For more information about fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry readings in the South Jersey and Tri-State area, join the NJ Poetry Yahoo group run by Peter Murphy. You’ll receive useful updates in your inbox about what’s happening literarily in the area. You should also check out the World Above reading series in Atlantic City via the South Jersey Poetry Collective’s FaceBook page.