The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series resumes on Wednesday, September 23, with a reading by Ysabel Y. Gonzalez (poetry) and Sung J. Woo (fiction), two authors from Washington, NJ, who have each published a book in the last year. This event, beginning at 7:00 p.m., will represent the first online reading in the Visiting Authors Seriesâ€™ 25-year history. The event, accessed through the link found below, is free and open to the public.
Originally from Newark, NJ, and now living in Warren County, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and works as the Assistant Director for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House, Ashbery Home School, and BOAAT Press workshops. A CantoMundo Fellow, Gonzalez has published work inÂ Paterson Literary Review, Tinderbox Journal,Â Anomaly, Vinyl,Â and Waxwing Literary Journal.Â She is the author ofÂ Wild InvocationsÂ (Get Fresh Books, 2019).
Sung J. Wooâ€™s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, PEN/Guernica, and Vox. He has written three novels, Skin Deep (2020), Love Love (2015) and Everything Asian (2009), which won the 2010 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award.
The Visiting Authors Series is supported by a grant from the Warren County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. All physical site facilities comply with ADA regulations and are fully accessible. Sign language interpretation for any VAS event is available with two weeksâ€™ notice.
Novelist Jeff Bens, author of the recently released The Mighty Oak, will read on Thursday, October 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, and Unaccustomed Earth, will read on Thursday, November 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Warren County Community College offers students the option of earning an Associate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the first and only degree of its kind in New Jersey, and a member program of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).Â To find out more about WCCCâ€™s Creative Writing degree program, please call (908) 835-WCCC or click the Academics tab above. For directions to the college, please click the Locations tab below.