The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series continues on Wednesday, December 7th, with a reading by Gregory Pardlo, recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. 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.
Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His first collection, Totem, was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf. Pardlo joined the faculty of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Camden in the fall of 2016. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.
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.
Upcoming author visits to Warren County Community College include Jim Haba, founder of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, on February 15th; poet and essayist Emilia Phillips on March 30th; and Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, 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.