Writers at Rutgers
Under the direction of Richard
Tayson, the Writers at Rutgers series brings nationally recognized
authors to campus. Visiting writers give public readings,
and often meet with literature classes or lead writing workshops
while at Rutgers. The series is sponsored by the Office of
Student Leadership, Involvement, and Programs, with additional
support from the English Department and the Friends of Rutgers
The series will feature three readings in the spring semester:
Maggie Anderson will read on February
19. She is the author of four books of poetry and
the editor of several poetry anthologies, and directs the
poetry program at Kent State University.
Jhumpa Lahiri will read on March
31. The youngest writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize,
she is the author of the critically acclaimed collection of
stories Interpreter of Maladies. Her first novel,
The Namesake, was published in September 2003.
Edmund White will read on April
14. He is the author of numerous books of fiction,
non-fiction, and plays, and currently directs the creative
writing program at Princeton University. His most recent book,
Fanny: A Fiction, was published in 2003.
For more information about these readings, see our Website
For information about attending the events, or to get on the
mailing list for news about future readings, please contact
Friends of Rutgers English at FOR.English@rutgers.edu,
or call 732-932-7612.