Writers At Newark Reading Series with Colson Whitehead and Mai Der Vang
Presented by The Rutgers University – Newark MFA Creative Writing Program
About the Writers:
Colson Whitehead is the author the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Underground Railroad, winner of the National Book Award and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. His books include Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, Apex Hides The Hurt, The Colossus of New York, and John Henry Days, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, and Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.
Mai Der Vang is the 2016 Walt Whitman Award winner of the Academy of American Poets. Her first book of poems, Afterland, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. Mai Der Vang’s essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.
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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