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