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Readings

The Rutgers University Camden Summer Writers’ Conference features afternoon readings by both conference faculty and conference participants.

All readings are from 1:00-2:00pm in the Stedman Art Gallery and are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join us!

Tuesday, June 23

Gregory Pardlo is the author of two books of poetry: Totem, which received the APR/ Honickman Prize in 2007, and Digest.

Rafael Yglesias has published ten novels, most recently The Wisdom of Perversity.  His other novels include Dr. Neruda’s Cure for Evil and Fearless, which was made into a feature film from his own script. 

Wednesday, June 24

Laura Kipnis is the author of five books of nonfiction: Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation, How to Become A Scandal: Adventures in Bad Behavior, The Female Thing: Dirt, Envy, Sex and Vulnerability, Against Love: A Polemic, and Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America.

Matthew Thomas is the author of the New York Times-bestselling novel, We Are Not Ourselves, which has been short-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. 

Thursday, June 25

Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the author of four books of nonfiction: What Do Women Want?, The Other Side of Desire, In the Land of Magic Soldiers and God of the Rodeo.  

Lisa Sewell is the author of two books of poetry: Name Withheld and The Way Out.  She has also published a chapbook of poetry, which won the Keystone Award.

Friday, June 26

Ellis Avery is the author of two novels, a memoir, and a book of poetry.  Her novels, The Last Nude and The Teahouse Fire, have received Lambda, Ohioana, and Golden Crown awards.

Patrick Rosal is the author of Boneshepherds, named one of the best small-press books of 2011 by the National Book Critics Circle, My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. He is also a founding and contributing editor of Some Call it Ballin’ – a literary sports quarterly. 

Monday, June 29

Meghan Daum is an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times and the author of two essay collections: The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion and My Misspent Youth. She has also published a novel, The Quality of Life Report, and a memoir, Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House.

Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels: Love Bomb; Customs; Alexandra Freed; Limited Partnerships; and Layover. She has also published two books of poetry, Talking Cure and Pocket Sundial.

Tuesday, June 30

Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. His first book of poems, Slow Lightning, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.

Paul Lisicky is the author of five books: Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House, Unbuilt Projects, and The Narrow Door, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015.

Wednesday, July 1

Conference Participants TBA