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Writers House EventsConversations with visiting artists, writers, and filmmakers. 

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Writers House EventsThe Writers at Rutgers Reading Series fosters an exchange between well-known writers of diverse backgrounds and the Rutgers students and faculty. Since 1990 Writers at Rutgers has sponsored readings by distinguished writers such as Adrienne Rich, Miguel Algarin, Temple Grandin, Derek Walcott, Junot Diaz, Oliver Sacks, Caryl Phillips, Rebecca Solnit, Tina Chang, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tracy K. Smith, Jayne Anne Phillips, Mark Doty, Joyce Carol Oates, Sherman Alexie, James Surowiecki, Colson Whitehead, Alison Bechdel, Li-Young Lee, Richard Wilbur, E.L. Doctorow, Jamaica Kincaid, Czelslaw Milosz, W.S. Merwin, Chang-rae Lee, June Jordan, Richard Howard, Linda Gregg, Yehuda Amichai, Toi Derricotte, Charles Simic, Edwidge Danticat, Alicia Ostriker, Paule Marshall, Maggie Anderson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edmund White, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jean Valent ine, C.K. Williams, Wesley Brown, Michael Cunningham, Marilyn Hacker, Jonathan Lethem, Susan Wheeler, Jonathan Franzen, Jay Wright, Azar Nafisi, Amitav Ghosh, Brenda Marie Osbey, Kalamu ya Salaam, Selah Saterstrom, Russell Banks, and Susanna Moore among many others.

This year's series will feature readings by Marlon James, Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson, Julia Alvarez, Leslie Jamison, Mark Doty, and Belina McKeon.

Writers at Rutgers strives to nurture a community of writers of fiction and poetry and is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships, the Friends of Rutgers English, the Plangere Writing Center, and Writers House.

Carolyn Williams
Director, Writers at Rutgers Reading Series



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Writers House EventsThe following Student Showcase events will be held during the 2010-2011 academic year:


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Writers House EventsBuilding on the continuing success of the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, the English department launched the new Writers from Rutgers Reading Series in spring 2007. This new series features writers who teach or study at Rutgers and those who have taught or studied at Rutgers in the past.

Previous speakers in the Writers from Rutgers Reading Series: Fall 2007/Spring 2008 -  Evie Shockley, with Candice Amich, Anne Keefe, and Michael Leong; Beth Loffreda; Wesley Brown and Cheryl Clarke; Andrew Krivak.  In Spring 2007-  Purvi Shah and Lara Tupper.

The following Writers from Rutgers Reading Series events will be held during 2010-2011
academic year:


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 Atlantic CrossingThis feature-length documentary is about RU27, the first autonomous underwater robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and the passionate scientists behind the mission. The documentary was made by award-winning filmmaker Dena Seidel, Director of Digital Storytelling, Writers House, Rutgers English Department. The film screening, a collaboration between Writers House at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, is funded in part by the office of the Cook Campus Dean.

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