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Writers At Newark Reading Series with Andre Dubus III & Rachel McKibbens
Presented by The Rutgers University – Newark MFA Creative Writing Program
About the Writers:
Andre Dubus III grew up in mill towns on the Merrimack River along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. He is the author of six books, including three New York Times bestsellers. House of Sand and Fog, a New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book selection, was a fiction finalist for the Nation Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Booksense Book of the Year, and was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film. The Garden of Last Days is soon to be a major motion picture. His memoir, Townie, was a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Editors Choice. Dirty Love was chosen as a Notable Book and Editors’ Choice by the New York Times. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages
Rachel Mckibbens was born in Anaheim, CA, just a few miles away from Disneyland. Her books of poetry include Into The Dark & Emptying Fields, Mammoth, Pink Elephant, and blud. She is a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and Pushcart Nominee. She has five children and one dog, and has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Russel Simmons Presents Def Poetry. She taught poetry for four years at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and contiunes to teach creative writing across the country. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including The New York Quarterly, Frigg Magazine, and Bowery Women: Poems and World Literature Today. Rachel is a Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, representing Rochester, NY.
About the Writers at Newark Reading Series:
The Rutgers University – Newark MFA Creative Writing Program is interested in the real world experience our students bring to the classroom, as well as to creative exchange beyond the university campus. Our most visible bridge to the University and to Newark is The Writers at Newark Reading Series, which brings nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to campus. The Reading Series provides the opportunity for a diverse audience of students, faculty, staff and the public to hear and interact with these writers in an intimate and dynamic setting. It is also the centerpiece for our community outreach programs, such as our Writers at Newark Mentors Program, where the Rutgers University – Newark Chancellor’s Office and the MFA Program partners with local Newark high schools.
For more information on our community outreach, please contact us at (973) 353-1107 or http://bit.ly/2xM1yE0
Location: Lecture Hall, Room 213.
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