2017, Jersey City, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Hudson County Community
College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments will hold a preview of
the “Twilight Tuesday” public reading program that will officially debut this
fall. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. on the sixth-floor roof terrace of the College’s Library Building
at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the way from the Journal Square
PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there
is no charge for admission.
“Twilight Tuesday” program will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall.
Wordsmiths, bibliophiles, and storytellers will celebrate the art of written
and spoken word, while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Jersey City
and New York City skylines from the Library Building terrace.
preview event has been coordinated by HCCC instructor and writer Kathryn Buckley, who holds a Master of
Fine Arts degree from The New School.
Her writing has appeared in a number of publications and media,
including From the Heart of Brooklyn
Volume 2, The American, Ebibliotekos,
34th Parallel, Eclectica, Press
Play, The Rumpus, and The
featured guests on July 25 include:
the ABC News Anchor & Chief
National Correspondent and a multiple Emmy award winning journalist who is known
for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth
interviews. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he currently lives in Weehawken. Mr. Pitts dreamed of becoming a journalist at
a young age, but he faced two serious obstacles to his dream. He was illiterate until the age of 12, and
struggled to overcome a stutter. His
journey is chronicled in his 2009 memoir titled Step Out on Nothing: How
Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.
who holds a Master of Fine
Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared
in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions,
and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The
First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor
International Short Story Award, and was named one of the “25 Books to Remember
in 2006” by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living
Room (2009), was commended for its “perfect pacing” by The New
York Times Book Review. Ms. Sherman teaches writing at Rutgers,
Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.
Edward J. Carlson,
who is a New York shipping
lawyer by trade. Prior to studying law, he edited magazines in San Diego;
covered sports, religion, and music for Philadelphia newspapers, including the Philadelphia
Inquirer; and served as a liaison between city government agencies and
immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Mr. Carlson is currently writing a novel while
working full-time in New York. He resides in Jersey City
Additional information on this and other HCCC Cultural
Affairs programs may be found at