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Acclaimed Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan to Speak at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 23, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Italian Club at Ramapo College of New Jersey presents acclaimed poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan on Monday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Friends Hall in the Scott Student Center on the Ramapo campus.

A question and answer session about her life and work will follow the reading.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us.  She was recently named the recipient of the Italian-American Heritage Award from the Federation of Italian-American Societies of New Jersey.

Mazziotti Gillan is the founder and executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, N.J., and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She also is director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the creative writing program, and professor of poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY.

Mazziotti Gillan has published 20 books. Her most recent are the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse JacketsAncestors’ SongThe Silence in an Empty House, Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories and In a Place of Flowers & Light: Poems in English & Italian.
With her daughter Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

To request disability-related accommodations, please call 201-684-7493 at least one week in advance of this event. For information, email fsimone@ramapo.edu

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About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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