Cortney Lamar Charleston Cortney Lamar Charleston is a poet and author of Telepathologies, which was selected by D.A. Powell for the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Here he reads selections from his debut collection, which has been described as looking "unflinchingly at the state of race in 21st century America" by engaging the groundswell of political activism around systemic racism & the violence associated with it, notably invoking the memories of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, The Charleston Nine, & more. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Kirk Charles Kirk Charles, Certified Personal Trainer, is all about tip-top physical and mental conditioning to take on life's challenges. Mr. Charles is the author of Live in the Power Zone and has written more than 50 nationally published aritcles. He spoke at WPU to provide tips and insight into his success. _______________________________________________________________________________________ K'Wan Foye For years, K'wan Foye composed novels that he tried to get published, only to have door after door slammed in his face. Finally, in 2002, Mr. Foye hit the scene with his debut novel Gangsta, under Triple Crown Publications. It was the first novel released by the budding house and would eventually become the building block for what is now a multimillion dollar company. Since then, Mr. Foye has released numerous novels with an avid fanbase. He spoke at WPU to discuss his writing process. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Author Patricia Gaborik Speaks to Students about her Play Dr. Patricia Gaborik discussed her play "Down the Aisle" and led a Q&A session with students enrolled in Introduction to Creative Writing and Experiences in Literature. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Renowned Estonian Poet Kristiina Ehin Reads at WPU Estonian poet Kristiina Ehin reads selections from her writings. Included here are Ms. Ehin's readings of her short story "Swan-Bone City" and poem "After the Storm." _______________________________________________________________________________________ Popular Estonian Musician Silver Sepp Performs at WPU Estonian musician Silver Sepp performed for William Paterson students and faculty. Included here are excerpts of his performances.