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WAMFest, Friday, October 4, 2019
Words, Arts, and Music Festival

LatinX ConeXiónes

WAMFest is an annual series of readings, interviews, talks and performances hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of the Arts. WAMFest brings successful artists of various art genres to the campus to inspire and inform students and the community. Past guests have included Bruce Springsteen, Robert Pinsky, Roseanne Cash, Eugene Mirman, Jonathan Demme, Talib Kweli, Mark Morris, Neil Gaiman, Ice-T, and Sean Astin.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.


1 PM in Monninger Center.
Arts by the People presents:
Heritage Stories in Motion and Open Mic

Featuring poets Paula Neves, Ysabel Gonzales, Tamara Zbrizher, and dancers Jennifer Sanchez and Alyssa Tiren.

4 PM in Dreyfuss Theater.
Performances by:

  • Ambar Lucid, Indie Rock Singer and Songwriter
  • American String Quartet, Peter Winograd, Daniel Avshalomov and Wolfram Koessel plus pianist Vanessa Perez
  • NJ Ballet, Don Quixote Pas de deux,
    Choreography after Marius Petipa,
    Risa Mochizuki and Esnel Ramos Hernandez,
    Tango, Choreographed by Johan Renvall,
    Eunice Suba and Emmanuel Martirosyan

8 PM in Lenfell Hall.
Chita Rivera, Tony Award-winner,
Kennedy Center Honoree and
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

In Conversation with Richard Ridge of BroadwayWorld.com

Photo credit for Chita Rivera by Laura Marie Duncan

FDU would like to thank our sponsor who helps make WAMFest possible.


Ambar Lucid
Ambar Lucid
American String Quartet
American String Quartet
NJ Ballet
NJ Ballet
Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera