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Writers at Newark Reading Series: Ian Frazier & Kathryn Schulz
February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Ian Frazier is the author of eleven books, including Travels in Siberia, Great Plains, On the Rez, Coyote V. Acme, Dating Your Mom, Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody, The Fish’s Eye, Gone to New York: Adventures in the City, Great Plains, Lamentations of the Father (a collection of humor essays), and Family, which tells the history of his family in America, from the early Colonial days to the present, reconstructing two hundred years of middle-class life. Frazier is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has been contributing to the magazine since 1974, when he published his first piece in The Talk of the Town. A year later, the magazine ran his short story “The Bloomsbury Group Live at the Apollo.” Since then, he has published numerous short stories and nonfiction, Shouts & Murmurs, and Talk of the Town pieces in the magazine. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and the March Sidney Award. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the former book critic for New York Magazine and the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. The 2012 recipient of the National Book Critic Circle’s Nona Balakian Prize and a 2004 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in International Journalism, she has reported from throughout Central and South America, Japan,and the Middle East.
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.