Writers At Newark Reading Series
This program brings adequate writers of various genres to interact with a diverse audience of students, faculty and public to hear about their stories.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Jamel Brinkley is the author of “A Lucky Man: Stories”, a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the Story Prize, and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His writing has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, and Tin House, among other places. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was also a Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Wayétu Moore is the author of “She Would Be King”, published by Graywolf Press in 2018. She is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit publisher of culturally relevant children’s books. Her writing can be found in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications. Moore is an Africana Studies lecturer at City University of New York’s John Jay College, and founding faculty member of the Randolph College MFA program. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, IL native and author of “Thief in the Interior”, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He received a 2017 Whiting Award and 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Williams is the coeditor in chief of the online journal Vinyl and currently teaches at Bennington College.
April 7, 2020
Tommy Orange’s debut novel, “There There”, received the 2018 PEN America Hemingway Award for distinguished new novel, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California.