Mending a Reflection
On display now through
October 26, 2019
This exhibit addresses the connection between culture, mass media, and personal identity through the eyes of a central female figure by investigating the shared collective unconscious, historical narratives, and subliminal imagery that shapes who we are and how we perceive the world around us.
Rowan University Art Gallery - 301 High Street West, Glassboro • FREE
Jade Jones will be reading from her Robert J. Dau Award-winning short story “Today, You’re a Black Revolutionary” at the Wednesday, September 18 launch party in New York City for the publication of PEN America Best Debut Short Stories of 2019. As noted last spring in the RWAEU, Jade was selected in March 2019 as one of the top 12 emerging fiction writers in the country by PEN America, an association of writers working to foster international literary fellowship.
Volunteering Opportunities (September - October)
The run begins on Saturday, September 28 with the second annual MightyFest, sponsored by the Mighty Writers youth group, a non-profit organization bringing the love and skill of writing year-round to children in Philadelphia and Camden. MightyFest – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aviator Park on Logan Square in center city Philadelphia – is a day of fun writing games and activities offered by exhibitors from more than 60 outside organizations. Rowan Writing Arts is one of these exhibitors.
Next up is the 17th annual Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday, October 5, an event that spans the length of Haddon Avenue and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are readings, presentations, and exhibits throughout the day with more than 5,000 attendees expected. We will have two booths at the Festival this year as colleague Jason Luther will be attending with students from his Self-Publishing class.
Finally, Rowan University’s “Out of This World” Homecoming celebration takes place the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, October 12. The College of Communication and Creative Arts needs volunteers to work at our booth in College Row. It’s a chance to meet and greet alumni, students, student families, and colleagues from across the university
If you'd like to help in any of these events, please contact Stephen A. Royek here.
For Your Calendar:
- The university’s first blood drive of the year will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rowan Rec Center – adjacent to Esbjornson Gymnasium and across from Mimosa Hall. Walk-ins are welcome up until 2 p.m., or you can make an appointment by emailing Shelly Klink or visiting the Red Cross website.
- Just Announced: The Fall 2019 issue of Glassworks magazine will be rolled out on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. across the street in the Rowan Art Gallery with a reception and readings from several local writers and student staff members. Contact Katie Budris for more details.
Do you have a new publication, a reading, or any other event of interest coming up? Please let me know so I can let all our colleagues know in the weekly Rowan Writing Arts Events Update newsletter. Stop by my Victoria 521 office or email me at email@example.com to give me the 4-1-1.
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Stephen A. Royek M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts
Chair, Faculty Senate Awards Committee
Lecturer Representative, Faculty Center Advisory Board
Victoria Hall, Room 521