Writers at Newark Reading Series: Robyn Schiff & Eula Biss

Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 7, 2017

Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Rooms 255/256/257
Newark, NJ 07102

Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Phone Number: 973-353-1107
Contact: rnmfa@newark.rutgers.edu
Website: http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/mfa-creative-writing/writers-newark-reading-series

imageRobyn Schiff is the author of three poetry collections, A Woman of Property, published by Penguin in 2016, Revolver (2008), a Finalist for the PEN Award, and Worth (2002), both published by the University of Iowa Press. Her recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, A Public Space, The Boston Review, and elsewhere. She co-edits Canarium Books and teaches at the University of Iowa.

imageEula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award for nonfiction; Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critic Circle Award for criticism, and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers' Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and Harper's. Eula Biss and John Bresland are the Chicago-based band, STET Everything.

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. More information about the Writers at Newark Reading Series

This program is made possible in part by the Graduate School-Newark, the English Department, the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Paul Robeson Galleries, the Cultural Programming Committee, the Department of African American and African Studies, the Program in Women's and Gender Studies, the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, and the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities.

Event Type: Lecture