STEPHEN DUNN @ Warren County Community College Washington Campus
The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series presents Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn @ Washington Campus.
Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 7:30 PM
Warren County Community College
The WCCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, will provide complimentary refreshments.
For directions to the college or to find out about WCCC’s Associate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, call 908-835-9222 or visit warren.edu.
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.
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Stephen Dunn is the author of 20 books, including Different Hours, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His most recent book is Lines of Defense, released in January 2014 by W.W. Norton.
Since 1974 he has taught at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where he is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. He has also been a Visiting Professor at The University of Washington, New York University, Columbia University, and The University of Michigan.
His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, the New Republic, The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, and The American Poetry Review, among others. Besides the Pulitzer, his awards include fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Levinson and Oscar Blumenthal Prizes from Poetry, and the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.
This event will also celebrate the release of a book about Dunn’s work, The Room and The World, recently published by Syracuse University Press. Providing brief comments about Dunn’s work before his reading, as means of introduction, will be the book’s editor, Laura McCullough, as well as two contributors to the book, Dr. Michael Broek and BJ Ward, a professor of Creative Writing at Warren County Community College.
After the reading, there will be a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.