Tayari’s novel, Silver Sparrow, is out in paperback!

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Jayne Anne Phillips honored by Rutgers

“Jayne Anne Phillips, director of the Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, was honored for her stellar literary achievements that illuminate the stories of individuals struggling against the difficulties of life, as well as her intelligence and generosity as a teacher, editor, and mentor of students.”

Click here to read the official announcement.

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Rachel Hadas’ poem, “The Reluctant Traveler,” in The Common

It seems I had to come this far to see
a puppy rooting in a pile of garbage,
scarlet blossoms on a poinsettia tree.

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2012 High School Writing Contest

Open invitation to RN-MFA’s 2012 High School Writing Contest! Thursday, May 3, 5:30 pm at the Paul Robeson Gallery.

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Writers at Newark reading on Tuesday, April 24

Our last Writers at Newark reading of the semester features fiction writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Uzodima Iweala. The reading starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Room (Room 231) of the Paul Roberson Gallery. Readings are open to public. Bring yourself and a guest!

If you are an MFA student and RSVP’d to the tour and reception at the Newark Museum, meet at 3:45 p.m. at the museum. We’re grateful to the Newark Museum for hosting the reception and a tour of their new exhibit, Expanding Africa!



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Nick Ripatrazone’s personal essay, “Men at War”

“There are two stories to explain my name. The more light-hearted option is that I was named after my father’s best man, an ‘Uncle’ Nick, who was fully Sicilian, and supposedly fully ‘connected.’ The less enjoyable story, though, is likely the correct one: I was named after Gordon Nicholas Ripatranzone, a 19 year-old United States Army Corporal. . .”

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Nick is an RN-MFA alumni.

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Coffee Cave Student Reading (last one before the semester ends) on April 17!


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