Harman News And Events

Writing Contest with monetary prize! Deadline 11/30/16

The deadline for our fiction Writing Contest is fast approaching! We are accepting fiction submissions of no more than 2,500 words to be judged by our Fall 2016 Writer-in-Residence Monique Truong. First through third place includes a monetary prize and publication of your piece in next semester's issue of Encounters. See the flyer below for details.

While you're taking a break from writing, make sure to check out the Weissman's Video Blog about the Harman Program below by Dr. Aldemaro Romero Jr, Dean of Weissman, and Stevie Borrello.



Weissman's Video Blog #009: About Harman Writer-in-Residence Program from Aldemaro Romero Jr. on Vimeo.


Marilyn Nelson and Grace Schulman Receive Awards

Spring 2017 Writer-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson has won the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. The prize, which is awarded by University of Oklahoma's renowned magazine World Literature Today, includes a $25,000 prize and recognizes a storied literary career exploring history, race relations and feminism in America, according to the publication.

World Literature Today recognizes Ms. Nelson, a poet, children's book author and translator, as one of "America's most powerful literary voices." You can read more about Ms. Nelson's award here and on World Literature Today's website.

Grace Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College, was recently lauded in an event hosted by Poetry@TheCentury and the Academy of American Poets. The event, which took place on Novemeber 10th, was held in celebration of Professor Schulman's accomplishments, including receiving the 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement. Schulman's other Honors include the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York University's Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

You can read some of Professor Schulman's work on the Poetry Foundation's website.


WRITING WORKSHOP: Novemeber 10th

We are now accepting RSVPs for our Fall 2016 Writing Workshop with Quincy Scott Jones and Nina Sharma. Those who attend can hear the authors discuss their own work, as well as work on writing in the workshop with feedback from the authors. Lunch will be sereved and the first 20 students to RSVP will get a free copy of Jones' book, The T-Bone Series. The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 10th.



Marilyn Nelson to Teach Spring 2017 Poetry Course

  Upcoming Writer-in- Residence Spring 2017

The Harman Program is pleased to welcome Marilyn Nelson to teach a poetry workshop in Spring 2017. Read more about her course below. 

In recent news, Marilyn Nelson was announced as the recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. This prize is awarded to a living writer or author-illustrator with significant achievement in children’s or young-adult literature. The award comes with a monetary prize of $25,000, a silver medallion, a certificate at a public ceremony at the University of Oklahoma, and the recipient is featured in a subsequent issue of World Literature Today. You can read about Ms. Nelson’s accomplishments on World Literatures Today’s website. We extend our congratulations to her.



        Current Writer-in-Residence

AmitavMonique Truong is a novelist and food essayist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her novels are The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), a national bestseller, New York Times Notable Fiction book, and recipient of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award; Bitter in the Mouth (Random House, 2010), recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rosenthal Family Foundation Award; and the forthcoming The Sweetest Fruits (Viking Books). She was a 2015 U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellow, 2012 Visiting Writer at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2007 Princeton University’s Hodder Fellow. Truong is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School.

On October 18th, the Harman Program held A Reading and Conversation with Monique Truong. You can read more about it here and see pictures from the event below.

M & Directors

Current Harman Director Prof. Bridgett Davis, Monique Truong, and former Harman Director Roslyn Bernstein.


A packed house with over a hundred people in attendance to hear Monique Truong speak.

mtMonique with students from her class.

Photo credits: Glenda Hydler.



For information about residency, email Prof. Bridgett Davis or visit her homepage.
Phone: (646) 312-3927

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