Emilia Phillips Reads At WCCC March 30

Emilia Phillips. Photo by Tracy Tanner.

Poet and essayist Emilia Phillips will be the featured guest as the Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series continues on Thursday, March 30.

A reading of selected work will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 123A. The reading is free and open to the public. She is also scheduled to lead a master class earlier in the day.

Phillips is the author of two poetry collections from the University of Akron Press, Groundspeed (2016) and Signaletics (2013), and three chapbooks. Her poetry and lyric essays appear in Agni, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nonfiction Prize from StoryQuarterly and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. She is the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Centenary University, the founder of OFFSET: A Poetry Broadside Digitization Project, and a blogger for Ploughshares.

Before giving the reading, Phillips will conduct a master class at the college, commencing at 4 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Interested attendees should contact BJ Ward at (908) 835-2531 or ward@warren.edu.

The evening reading will be followed by a brief Q & A with the audience and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the reading.

The WCCC Visiting Authors Series is supported by a grant from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission. All facilities comply with ADA regulations and are fully accessible. Sign language interpreters are available with two weeks’ notice.

Save the date: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, will present at Warren County Community College on April 19th.

Warren County Community College offers students the option of earning an Associate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the first and only degree of its kind in New Jersey and one of only five in the nation to be recognized as a viable A.F.A. by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). For more information about the Visiting Authors Series or the A.F.A. in Creative Writing, please visit www.warren.edu or call 908-835-WCCC.

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