This November’s writing guest is Umar Timol, Stockton’s sixth International Writer-in-Residence, who hails from the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, is a poet, fiction writer, photographer, teacher, and activist. He has published four poetry volumes and two novels, one of which is being translated into a play.
Umar Timol will be in residence at Stockton from November 6 to 27, 2018. You can find a recent interview of him at this link:
And here are the dates for his readings and other events:
- A reading on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 6 pm in Room L-112. Hosted by ARHU’s Visiting Writers Series.
- A lecture on his portrait photography on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 am in Room 102, Arts and Science Building. Hosted by Kate Ogden’s Contemporary Art class.
- A reading on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm in the Noyes Arts Garage, Atlantic City. Hosted by the South Jersey Poets Collective’s World Above Series.
- A visit to Advanced Poetry Workshop November 15th from 6-7 in F-226. If you are interested in sitting in on a conversation on translation, e-mail Professor King.
Stockton’s International Writing Residency is housed in GENS and is a collaborative effort between the Writing and Literature programs, Murphy Writing of Stockton, and the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, which is the oldest and largest multinational writers residency in the world.
PS: Important–We have an independent study creative writing student in the fall who helps acclimate the international writer to our region. This term it’s LITT creative writing student Rawan Maarouf who’s working on her own spoken word project in combination with the hosting she’s doing. (If you have questions about creative writing internships, contact Professor King).