Overview

Philip Roth noted that “American writers leave where they come from and write about it for the rest of their lives.” This was Roth: relentlessly mining his Newark childhood to fuel his fiction. This showcase features contemporary Newark-based storytellers sharing original work that’s as dynamic and distinct as the City’s five wards. The teenage authors of the Festival’s “Your Newark Story” citywide writing contest will also read their winning pieces aloud. Join us as we celebrate the creative voices of a city that has been telling its own story for generations.

Participants include playwrights Chisa Hutchinson, Richard Wesley, author Mikki Taylor and others to be announced.

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“My Newark” (3/17), “Letting the Repellent In” (3/18), “What Gives you the Right” (3/18), “Facts, Fiction and LIterary Friendships” (3/18) and “American Berserk” (3/19) can be purchased as a SERIES TICKETClick here to purchase.

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