Stephen Dunn Reading Series: Jane Wong

Galloway, N.J. – Jane Wong, author, artist and poet, will be the first speaker for this academic year’s Stephen Dunn Reading Series on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 12:45 p.m.

Wong recently wrote her debut memoir, “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City” (Tin House, 2023), from which she will be reading an excerpt. She is also the author of two books of poetry: “Hot to Not Be Afraid of Everything” (Alice James, 2021) and “Overpour” (Action Books, 2016).

The event will be hosted in Campus Center Meeting Room 5 and simulcasted via Zoom. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. 

About Jane Wong

Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa, a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Artist Trust, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, 4Culture, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, Hedgebrook, Willapa Bay, the Jentel Foundation, UCross, Mineral School, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Loghaven and others.

The recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington artists, her first solo art show, “After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly,” was exhibited at the Frye Art Museum in 2019. Her performance and installation work has also been exhibited at the Richmond Art Gallery and the Asian Art Museum. A scholar of Asian American poetry and poetics as well, you can explore "The Poetics of Haunting" project here. She grew up in a Chinese-American restaurant on the Jersey Shore and lives in Seattle.

About The Stephen Dunn Reading Series

Named after the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguished professor emeritus of Creative Writing, the series is sponsored by: Murphy Writing of Stockton University; the William T. Daly School of General Studies; The Literature program in the School of Arts & Humanities; and Board of Trustee member Madeleine Deininger, '80. 

Previous Speakers

  • Dolen Perkins-Valdez (New York Times bestselling author) – 2023
  • Nathan Long & Nancy Reddy (LITT faculty) and Michelle Servellon & Jenna Geisinger (alumnae) – 2023
  • Joshua Cohen (Pulitzer Prize in Fiction winner) – 2022