PHOTO: The free lecture series will begin a Feb. 20 presentation by award-winning poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann.
LINCROFT, NJ – Award-winning poets and authors, acclaimed screenwriters and an internationally recognized journalist and historian will headline the 2017 Visiting Writers Series, which kicks off Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.
PHOTO: Matthew Olzmann
The free lecture series will begin a Feb. 20 presentation by award-winning poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann. Joseph is the author of “Driving Without a License,” the award-winning 2016 poetry collection focusing on the poet’s experiences as an undocumented American immigrant. Olzmann authored the 2013 Kundiman Prize-winning collection “Mezzanines” and the 2016 book “Contradictions in Design.”
The series will continue on March 28 with a presentation by renowned Jamaican-born journalist, historian and essayist Garnette Cardogan. Co-editor of “The Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance” and author of the acclaimed essay “Walking While Black,” Cardogan will discuss his work and experiences as an American immigrant.
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The series will conclude on April 17 with presentations by Iranian-born poet and playwright Sholeg Wolpe and Bangladeshi-American screenwriter Sharbari Ahmed.
PHOTO: Iranian-born poet and playwright Sholeg Wolpe
Wolpe, recipient of a 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and winner of the 2013 Midwest Book Award, has authored four poetry collections, a play, three books of translations and three anthologies. Ahmed is a writer, director and short story author best known as the screenwriter for the hit television series “Quantico.”
All talks begin at 7 p.m. in Brookdale’s Warner Student Life Center, 765 Newmans Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking is in lots 6 and 7. All programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A suggested donation of $3 can be made to support the Brookdale Creative Writing Club.
For more information call Suzanne Parker at 732-224-2650 or visit www.brookdalecc.edu/events.