Visiting Writers Series

The Literature Program at Stockton University and Peter Murphy from Murphy Writing are proud to present the readers for the Spring 2018 Visiting Writers Series:


February 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre, Emari DiGiorgio and Sara Nović read together.




Emari DiGiorgio is the author of Girl Torpedo (Agape, 2018), the winner of the 2017 Numinous Orison, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and The Things a Body Might Become (Five Oaks Press, 2017). She’s the recipient of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, the Ellen La Forge Poetry Prize, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, the Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award, and a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She’s received residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy of the Arts, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ.​


Sara Nović is the author of the novel Girl at War (Random House, 2015), which won the American Library Association Alex Award, was an LA Times book prize finalist, and was longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Elle, New York Magazine, BOMB, Guernica, Electric Literature, TriQuarterly and others. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Stockton University, and the fiction editor for Blunderbuss Magazine.  



On March 1, a Thursday, there´s the Publishing in the 21st Century Publishing Panel from 6-8 in the Campus Center Event Room A . Participants include: Marshall Warfield, Alec Pangia, Lillian Dunn, Danny Khazem, and Rebecca Rodriguez.



On Thursday March 29th from 6:15 to 8, Nathan Long and Emily August read in L-112 

Nathan Alling Long began teaching at Stockton in 2005. His work has appeared on National Public Radio and in over fifty publications, including Tin House, Glimmer Train, Indiana Review, and The Sun. His stories have won the 2017 international OWT Story Prize and the 2015 international Open Road fiction award, and have won him a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, a Virginia Commission of the Arts grant, and three Pushcart Prize nominations.  Nathan’s collection of fifty flash fictions, The Origin of Doubt, is scheduled to be release by Press 53 February 2018.


Emily August joined Stockton University’s Literature Program in 2015, as Assistant Professor of British Literature. She teaches courses in 19th-century British literature, medical humanities, and creative writing. Her poems have appeared in CallalooSouthern Humanities Review, Hayden’s Ferry ReviewQuarterly West, and other journals. She has served on the editorial staff of Water~Stone Reviewdislocate, and Nashville Review. Her scholarly work focuses on literary and clinical representations of medicine and the body.​​




The World Above Series in Atlantic City, hosted by Stockton University Writing professor 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. We strongly recommend you get to know the poetry community in and around Atlantic City through this vibrant regular event.

January 24: Cynthia Dewi Oka

February 21: Patrick Rosal

March 28: John Hoppenthaler

April 18 or 26 (still finalizing the date): Gail Dimaggio and Erica Bodwell

May 16: Bernadette McBride

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.