Past Events

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

TV writer, Author, Journalist

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen discussed her transition to writing for television, as well as the importance of outlining across genres of writing.

S. W. Senek


Playwright S. W. Senek discussed the process of adapting works of literature or the stage. Senek has produced plays all over the U.S. & he was the 2004, 2006, & 2014 winner of the New Jersey Playwrights competition.

Maria E. Andre


A 2014 National Indi Excellence® Award winner. For more information and her book go to

Panel Discussion

Brenda Marshall, Thomas Heinzen, Marianne Sullivan, & Kristen Victoria

William Paterson professors discussed the importance of writing in their majors & professions, as well as the types of writing students entering these fields can expect to perfom in their undergraduate, post graduate, and professionacareers.

Carmelo Sigona


Painting graffiti for over 30 years, Carmelo “Snow” Sigona turned his passion into a successful commercial career with work on album covers and music videos. He discussed the rhetoric of graffiti art and his transition into the world of writing graphic novels and cartoons.

Professor David Borkowski

Brenda Marshall, Thomas Heinzen, Marianne Sullivan, & Kristen Victoria

Professor David Borkowski’s recent autobiography, A Shot Story: From Juvie To Ph.D., details his transition from a young troubled youth to an accomplished professor and scholar at William Paterson University. Borkowsky is also the author of The Emergence of a New Rhetoric Since 1960’s: A History of Linguistic Reformation of American Culture.

Loren Kleinman

A Faculty member at New York Writer’s Workshop, Loren Kleinman is also a full-time freelance writer and social strategist. Her poems have appeared in journals such as ADANNA, Drunken Boat, The Moth, Domestic Cherry Blue Lake Review, Levure Litteraire, Nimrod, and Paterson Literary Review (PLR).

National Day on Writing

Live Music!
Development of a “Living Essay”
Five Minute Essay Contest