Live Literature

Including both Montclair State University writers and visiting writers and artists that are published locally, nationally, and even internationally, Live Lit events provide the opportunity for the MSU community to experience literary performance and engage directly with writers about the creative process. At “Live Lit!” events, typically two or three writers share a stage, first reading their work, and then responding to questions from the audience. Attending a “Live Lit!” event is a wonderful way for students to gain perspective on the writing process.

SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2015

Friday,
Feb. 20th


11:30am
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Melissa 
Balmain

Poetry

Emily E.
Axelrod

Poetry

Monday,
Feb. 23rd


10:00am
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

West
Moss

Fiction

Michael Van
Calbergh

Poetry

Monday,
Feb. 23rd


11:30am
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Michelle
Greco

Poetry

Vincent
Toro

Poetry

Monday,
Feb. 23rd


2:30pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Jen
Degregorio

Poetry

Peter
Florek

Poetry

 

Monday,
Feb. 23rd


4:00pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Chris 
Salerno

Poetry

Kelsea
Habecker

Poetry

Monday,
Feb. 23rd


5:30pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Jill
Rosenberg

Fiction

Nancy
Burke

Fiction

Tuesday,
Feb. 24th


1:00pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Caitlin
Ferguson

Poetry

Timothy
Charles
Browne

Drama

Tuesday,
Feb. 24th


2:30pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Cast &
Creative
Team of
"Youth+
Blood+
Roses"

Drama

 

Tuesday,
Feb. 24th


4:00pm
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Kem Joy  
Ukwu

Fiction

Sasha
Troyan

Fiction

Wednesday,
Feb. 25th


8:30am
Calcia Hall 135

Victoria 
Russell

Poetry

Jonathan
Corcoran

Creative
Non-Fiction

Wednesday,
Feb. 25th


8:30am
Cohen Lounge,
Dickson Hall

Jim 
Shankman

Drama

Dinah
Finkelstein

Poetry

Friday,
Feb. 27th


11:30am
University Hall
1050

Kathryn 
Curto

Creative
Non-Fiction

Mia X

Poetry

 

Friday,
Feb. 27th


4:00pm
University Hall
1070

Megan  
Privitello

Poetry

Morgan
Park

Poetry


Previous Readers

Melissa Adamo
Michael Bross
Timothy Charles Browne
Nancy Burke-Toomey
Robin Caine
Craig Chanin
Drew Ciccolo
Nicole Cooley
Claudia Cortese
Megan Cummins
Kathy Curto
Nico Destino
Leslie Doyle
Shakeema Edwards
Ann Evans
Bobby Fischer
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Richard Fulco
David Galef
Ayesha Gallion
Sarah Ghoshal
Maria Giura
Richard Goffman
John Hodges
Ethan Hon
Heather Katzoff
Mark Labowskie
Joy Ladin
Elizabeth Levine
Henry Margenau
Liz Martin
Nancy Mendez-Booth
Maggie Miele
West Moss
Tara Moyle
Paula Neves
Carrie Lee O'Dell
Timothy O'Donnell
Michelle Ovalle
Shelagh Patterson
Trace Peterson
Jaqui Reid

Rick Reid
Lisa Romeo
Jill Rosenberg
Chris Salerno
Roberto F. Santiago
Lewis Seagull
The Sonnet Project
Speaking Through Silence
Bryanna Tidmarsh
Nancy Toomey
Boris Tsessarsky
Kem Joy Ukwu
Julia Wagner
Sarai Walker

 

For more information or to list similar on-campus literary readings, email Shelagh Patterson at pattersonsh@mail.montclair.edu.