(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The Murphy Writing Center and the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University present the return to World Above: Poetry Open Mic to Stockton University's Noyes Arts Garage on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00pm. September's theme is "Hope in the Dark: Writing through the Pandemic". The featured poet and writer is Charles Rafferty.
For those attending virtually, there will be a synchronous livestream of the reading so that people can tune-in if they are not able or comfortable attending in-person events.
REMINDER: Masks are required for those attending in-person, regardless of vaccination status.
Charles Rafferty received an MFA from the University of Arkansas. He is the author of several books of poetry, including The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017), A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006), and The Man on the Tower (University of Arkansas Press, 1995), which received the Arkansas Poetry Award.
Rafferty's work, Lydia Davis writes, is "sometimes lyrical and ecstatic, sometimes funny and self-deprecating, sometimes wistful, but always beautifully precise..."
Rafferty is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. He directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
Murphy Center of Stockton University's open mic poetry program, World Above, is held every third Wednesday at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The next will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00pm
Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US, abroad and online to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry + Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from around the globe each year. In 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, located at 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the cornerstone of the Arts District in Atlantic City with a mission to promote education, provide resources for emerging artists, and enrich the community.