Past Events

Fall 2016: John Roche


John spent more than two decades as an award-winning journalist, mostly covering the Bronx, where he was born and raised.

He holds an M.F.A. degree from Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program, and a bachelor’s degree from Marist College, where he teaches  journalism.

He was at Norwalk Community College on Thursday October 13th, for a reading of his first chapter in his debut novel “Bronx Bound”.


Spring 2016: Suzanne Parker

Suzanne is an author and a poet. Her works have been featured in Drunken Boat, Cimarron Review, Hunger Mountain, Redivider, Ghost Town, Barrow Street, Rattapallax, and numerous other journals. She  has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and is a winner of the Alice M. Sellars Award from the Academy of American Poets.

She was at Norwalk Community College on Thursday, March 10, for a book reading and signing of her book, Viral, a collection of poems written about the suicide of Rutger’s University freshman Tyler Clementi. The book has won the Kinereth Gensler Book Award from Alice James Books, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and was included on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List of Recommended Books of 2013.

Fall 2015: Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

[2015-11-05] ahmedSharbari is an author, playwright, columnist, and short film director. She is currently a writer for the new ABC series, Quantico and is working on her first novel, Yasmine.

She was at Norwalk Community College on Thursday, November 5, for a book reading and signing of her debut book, “The Ocean of Mrs. Nagai: Stories”, a collection of short stories with a diverse array of characters from across the globe, telling their stories from their distinct perspectives, based on the events that have occurred in their lives.