Guggenheim Fellow Next For Visiting Authors Series

Paul Lisicky

The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series continues on Wednesday, October 26, with a reading by fiction writer and memoirist Paul Lisicky, recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship.  The reading, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 123A, is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the reading.

Paul Lisicky is the author of five books: The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, ConjunctionsEcotone, Fence, The Offing, Ploughshares, Tin House, and in many other magazines and anthologies. Besides the recent Guggenheim, awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was twice a Fellow. He has taught in the creative writing programs at Cornell University, New York University, Rutgers University-Newark, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and elsewhere. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, the low residency program at Sierra Nevada College, and at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. He is the editor of StoryQuarterly and serves on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

The 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.

Upcoming guest author visits to Warren County Community College include Gregory Pardlo, recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, on December 7, as well as Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, on April 19, 2017.

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).


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