Bloomfield College Assistant Professor of Creative Writing "Blurs" the Lines Of Comedy

Oct 20, 2017

Bloomfield College Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Jonterri Gadson is an Official Artist in the New York Television Festival's Script Competition
Credit Doug Doyle for WBGO

Bloomfield College's Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/English Jonterri Gadson will be attending the New York Television Festival's Scripts Competition as an Official Artist.

Gadson's half-hour pilot comedy script was named an Official Selection of the festival that runs from October 23rd to October 28th in Manhattan.

Jonterri Gadson’s debut poetry collection, Blues Triumphant, was published in 2016. She is also the author of two chapbooks.  Gadson co-directed Writing from the Margins at Bloomfield College, a literary studies institute with workshops that centered the writing and voices of marginalized writers.

Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Los Angeles Review, The Collagist, and other journals. She writes for an all-female comedic panel show and her comedy writing earned her selection to the 2016 NBC Late Night Writer’s Workshop.

WBGO's News Director Doug Doyle caught up with Gadson on the Bloomfield College campus to discuss her approach to comedy writing and her impressive chapbooks and poetry collections.

Click above to hear the entire interview.