The Sidney Harman
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Branden Jacobs-Jenkinsí plays include An Octoroon (Soho Rep, OBIE Award for Best New Play), Appropriate (Signature Theater, OBIE Award for Best New Play), and Gloria (Vineyard Theater, Pulitzer prize finalist). He is a Residency Five playwright-in-residence at the Signature Theatre and the recipient of a 2016 MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.
In his introductory workshop, students will read and write a number of one act plays in an attempt to better grasp the basics of dramatic writing. In addition to questions of craft and storytelling, a focus will be placed on the playwright's process, the formation of healthy creative habits, and the sharpening of critical skills through reading and responding to the work of both classmates and colleagues in the larger professional field.
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Jacobs-Jenkins will be unveiling new work at a staged reading at Baruch Performing Arts Center's
Rosalyn and Irwin Engleman Recital Hall.
Graphic Novelist Gabrielle Bell
Congratulations to the Spring '18 Poetry Writing Contest Winners!
FIRST PLACE: Stephanie Jones
SECOND PLACE: Alex Pitre
THIRD PLACE: Shelly Ho
Thank you to all of those who submitted their work. We had a lot of great submissions, and we encourage everybody to keep writing!
Stay on the look out for upcoming Harman contests.
Spring '18 Writer-in-Residence
Rowan Ricardo Phillips Offers Poetic Wisdom
On Tuesday, March 20, Rowan Ricardo Phillips captivated a packed house of Baruch students, faculty and guests at our spring Reading & Conversation, where he shared both his resonant work and sage advice on what inspires good poetry. Phillips' talk was followed by a lively Q&A.
Photo credits: Glenda Hydler
Phillips reading from his work, Heaven
Phillips with Harman student Rommel Ojeda
Phillips with his Harman class
Spring '18 Writing Fellow Nafissa Thompson-Spires Offers Great Tips For Crafting Good Fiction
On Thursday, April 26th, Nafissa Thompson- Spires taught students her tips on successfully writing short fiction. The workshop was filled to capacity, and all attendees were treated to an Italian lunch provided by Encounters Magazine.
Photo Credits: Glenda Hydler
Nafissa Thompson-Spires (middle) with Program Director Prof. Bridgett Davis (right) and Encounters' Graphic Director Bianca Monteiro (left)
Thompson-Spires signing copies of her book Heads of the Colored People
Student attendees with Thompson-Spires and Prof. Davis
For more information:
Prof. Bridgett Davis, Harman Director
Visit Baruch College's Digital Media Library to watch full readings by Harman Writers-In-Residence.