Readings & Celebration
When: Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Asbury Book Cooperative (formerly Words!), Tony LaSalle Gallery, 619 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
Please join Project Write Now for a fun, inspiring end-of-year celebration with three exceptional writers: Melissa Febos, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Michael Waters. They’ll mingle, read from their work, answer questions, and give the inside scoop on what it’s like studying creative writing at Monmouth University. Food and drinks will be served.
Thanks to our sponsor, Monmouth University, the event is free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires about future visiting writer events.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and the essay collection Abandon Me. She is the winner of awards from LAMBDA Literary, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Prairie Schooner, Sewanee Review, and Story Quarterly and the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The BAU Institute, The Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and others. Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, and The New York Times. Her third book, Girlhood, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2021. She’s an associate professor and MFA director at Monmouth University.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model and Father Dirt; translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper and Liliana Ursu’s Clay and Star; and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern. She is also the recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards from Prairie Schooner; residency fellowships from Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the MacDowell Colony; an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania. Moscaliuc is associate professor of English at Monmouth University (New Jersey).
Michael Waters’ recent books include The Dean of Discipline, Celestial Joyride, and the anthology Reel Verse. Caw will appear from BOA Editions in 2020. Darling Vulgarity was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Paris Review, Yale Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and American Poetry Review. Waters is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of five Pushcart Prizes, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, and NJ State Council on the Arts as well as residency fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Waters teaches at Monmouth University in New Jersey.