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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 5, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates will speak at Ramapo College on Monday, November 12. A Q&A session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Trustees Pavilion, followed by a reading from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sharp Theater. This event is part of the larger Readings at Ramapo Visiting Writers Series.

One of America’s most versatile and prolific writers, Oates has produced a large body of work ranging from short stories to novels to plays over the past 30 years. She is the recipient of many awards, including the National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama in 2010. In addition, she has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times.

Her most recent works include “A Widow’s Story: A Memoir,” “Mudwoman,” a novel and “Black Dahlia & White Rose,” a collection of short stories. Currently, she is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

For a comprehensive review of all of the works by Oates visit her official website at

Information compiled from Speakers Worldwide, Inc.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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