Writers at Newark Reading Group
The Rutgers-Newark MFA program and the English Department are pleased to announce the 2011 Writers at Newark NPL Reading Group to coincide with our Fall 2011 schedule of Writers at Newark Reading Series.
The Reading Series is a major new initiative that brings sixteen nationally prominent writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to campus each year; the readings and discussions are free to the public.
The Reading Group, co-sponsored by The Newark Public Library, and led by MFA Fellows Nancy Mendez-Booth and Britt Melewski, is an intimate and lively discussion group, which uses the texts of the authors in the Reading Series and then provides the opportunity to hear the author read and to ask questions.
The Reading Group will meet initially on September 13th (see full calendar below) for orientation and distribution of the first book. The Reading Group meets once a month, a week prior to the scheduled reading on campus, to discuss the book selection, and then Reading Group members are special guests with reserved seating at the Writers at Newark Reading Series.
We have approximately 10 spots for the Reading Group. Members MUST be able to make a commitment to reading the books, and to coming to the 5 meetings and 4 readings specified on the registration form.
Click here for the 2011 reading group registration and meeting dates.