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    Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs Announces Change in July 25 Preview of New Public Reading Program

    Posted: 7/25/2017
    Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061,

    July 24, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments issued a change in the format for the “Twilight Tuesday” preview program scheduled for tomorrow evening.

    “It is with regret that we announce that we have been informed that ABC News Anchor Byron Pitts will not be able to join us for the preview of our ‘Twilight Tuesday’ public reading program, which will officially debut this fall. The preview event will still take place tomorrow, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on the sixth floor of the HCCC 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.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.”

    The “Twilight Tuesday” program will take place 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.

    The 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 Chaffey Review.

    The July 25 featured guests include:

    Rachel Sherman, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared in McSweeney’sFenceOpen CityConjunctions, 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