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Monthly Archives: April 2010
Earlier this week, we commented on our own Tayari Jones’ public boycott of Arizona. Now Rigoberto González, another writer on our faculty, has written in protest of SB1070 on the Poetry Foundation’s blog, Harriet. In particular, he is asking all … Continue reading
Nick’s wine bar has always had a nice and laidback vibe. It’s a little classier than the R-N mfa program’s old standby, McGovern’s (no offense to this storied institution, and I’m sure none taken) and also a little less pretentious … Continue reading
A few days late, but…the 2009-2010 Writers @ Newark Reading Series concluded Tuesday with Caryl Phillips reading from his latest, In the Falling Snow, and his former student Nalini Jones, author of the story collection What You Call Winter, who … Continue reading
Earlier today, R-N’s own Tayari Jones posted a letter on her site explaining her reasons for canceling an appearance at the Pima Summer Writer’s Conference in Tuscon, Arizona. Tayari is protesting the recently signed anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070 by joining … Continue reading
I had a meeting with the bloggers of 2010-2011 yesterday, and they’ve got a lot of great ideas. We are going to start slowly transitioning the blog into their capable hands over the next few weeks. Expect to see some … Continue reading
It appears that Time Out New York has caught up with our own lovely Jayne Anne Phillips. Apparently this month marks the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Jayne Anne was one of several icons interviewed on the … Continue reading
Well, I have no clue how to insert a video into this post, but I will at least give you the link. Alice Elliot Dark shared this video on the 2010 Story Prize, posted on Fora.tv. Definitely worth watching.