Schwerner Writers Series

The College of Staten Island   presents Rebecca Godfrey and Jon Papernickon Tuesday, Apr. 19 in the Library (Building 1L), Room 216 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.

Rebecca Godfrey is the author of the novel The Torn Skirt (HarperCollins), a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Under The Bridge (Simon & Schuster), a work of literary reportage about the arrests and trials of seven teenage girls for the murder of Reena Virk, was featured in GQ and Rolling Stone, and is being adapted for feature film. She is the recipient of the James Silberman and Selma Shapiro Fellowship from Yaddo. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches in the MFA programs at Brooklyn College and Columbia University.

Jon Papernick was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He lived in Israel during the mid-1990s, working as a journalist in the aftermath of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He later studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he received his MFA in fiction. He is presently a Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA. His most recent book is a novel, The Book of Stone (Fig Tree Books, 2015).