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Warren Community College Visiting Authors Series hosts Jacqueline Vogtman ad Jared Harél on Oct. 19

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Warren Community College Visiting Authors Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 19, with a reading by fiction writer Jacqueline Vogtman and poet Jared Harél.

The event, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 123A, is free and open to the public.

Jacqueline Vogtman grew up in Hackettstown, NJ, and attended Warren County Community College in the 2000s. She received the MFA in Fiction from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Her book Girl Country (2023) won the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize, and her fiction has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Permafrost, The Literary Review, Third Coast, Smokelong Quarterly, and other journals.

She is Professor of English at Mercer County Community College and resides in a small town surrounded by nature, which she explores with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Jared Harél is the author of Let Our Bodies Change the Subject, selected by Kwame Dawes as the Winner of the 2022 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (U. of Nebraska Press, 2023), and Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018.) He’s been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, as well as the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review.

Harél’s poems have recently appeared in such journals as 32 Poems, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Paterson Literary Review, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, The Southern Review and The Sun. He teaches writing, plays drums, and lives with his family in Westchester, NY.

The college is located at 475 Route 57 West in Washington, NJ 07882. For more information call 908-835-9222.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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