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Writers at Newark Reading Series: Eileen Myles & Kristen Valdez Quade

September 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Eileen Myles is the author of twenty books. Her volumes of poems include The Irony of the Leash, A Fresh Young Voice From The Plains, Maxfield Parrish/early and new poems, School of Fish, Skies, Snowflake/Different Streets, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems. Her novels include¬† Chelsea Girls (’94, reissued by Ecco/Harper Collins, 2015), Cool For You: a nonfiction novel, and Inferno. Her nonfiction includes The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in non-fiction, and Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, three Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts poetry award. She was named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List, and received The Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing in 2015. She is a Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego where she directed the writing program, and now teaches at New York University and Naropa University. She lives in Marfa, TX, and New York.

Kristin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, which received a “5 under 35” award from the National Book Foundation. She is the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the 2013 Narrative Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner at Stanford University, where she also taught as a Jones Lecturer. She’s been on the faculty in the MFA programs at University of Michigan and Warren Wilson, and is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University.

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.


September 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255/256/257
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07103 United States