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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Novelist Brian Bradford to Present at Warren County Community College May 1

PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Warren County Community College (WCCC) Visiting Authors Series continues on Wednesday, May 1, with a reading by the novelist Brian Bradford, who teaches at WCCC and will soon retire after 31 years. This event, beginning at 6 p.m. in room 123A, is free and open to the public.

Bradford is a recipient of the Henfield Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction and has published work in national and international publications including “Black Ice (FC2),” “The Literary Review” and “Serving House Books.” He holds an MFA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a full professor at WCCC. His novel, “Greetings From Gravipause” (Jaded Ibis Press), was published in 2015. About the book, novelist Ellen Akins writes, “Whether it’s a fully realized, multi-faceted musical composition or a unique universe, or both, in “Greetings from Gravipause,” Brian Bradford has crafted a whole world, at once familiar and strange, out of language very much his own, and now ours—which is what we ask of art.”

Opening for Bradford will be nine students who are part of this semester’s advanced creative writing workshop at WCCC: Jennifer Burns, Dakota Christiano, Carla Ciceran, James Fox, Mary Hochadel, Al Kita, Danny O’Neill, Sarah Pene and Sammy Rush. Each will read briefly to celebrate the work that has been created by WCCC students this academic year.

Bradford’s reading will be followed by a brief Q & A with the audience and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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 weeks’ notice.

Warren County Community College, located at 475 Route 57 West in Washington, offers creative writing workshops and literature courses throughout the year. To find out more about WCCC’s creative writing and english department offerings, or for directions to the Washington campus, please visit www.warren.edu or call 908-835-WCCC.