Faculty/Alumni Reading with Lawz and Murray

When:  Monday, November 14, 2022, 02:00pm

Where:  Rutgers Books Store, Second Level | 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick

Category:  Writers House, Writers from Rutgers Reading Series, 2022-2023 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

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Nov Lawz Murray Joanna FuhrmanHear work from alumna Shayla Lawz and faculty member Richard Murray.

Shayla Lawz has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAP), the Digital Studio (DiSC), and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Her debut poetry collection speculation n (2021) was chosen by Ilya Kaminsky for the 2020 Autumn Poetry Prize and has been featured in Poets & Writers, The Poetry Foundation, The Slowdown, and NPR's The Record.

Richard Murray's work has appeared in The Moth, Poetry East, The Bitter Oleander, Slipstream, Rattle, Sante Fe Literary Review and other journals. His first book of poetry, Edisonia, was published this year by Finish Line Press. Murrray has taught creative writing at Rutgers since 2007.