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A Retreat Space for Artists & Writers

Welcome to Eastons Nook

Easton’s Nook is a warm, comfortable, beautiful space where scholars, artists, and activists can meet, and can pursue their work individually or as a part of small, supportive, collaborative groups. For those who are interested in professional development supports, in the Spring and Summer Easton’s Nook hosts workshops on preparing for the academic job market, writing, publishing, and planning for tenure (Assistant Professor to Associate) and for promotion (Associate Professor to Professor).

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Our Biographies

We (Jacquie and Nadine) are two fierce, fearsomely loving sisters with a single mission: to provide a space where writers, scholars, artists, and activists can come together in an intimate community to work, produce and be “fed.”

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Jacquie: I am an academic (a social scientist) with two decades of experience as a researcher, author, journal reviewer, editorial board member, academic administrator, and as co-leader of intensive writing and publication bootcamps and workshops for academics.

Click here for selective CV

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Nadine: I spent 3 decades on Wall Street. I left Wall Street to pursue a career preparing cuisine to feed the soul. My Caribbean inspired fusion cuisine is a hearty brew designed to stick to the bones, elevate the palate, and lift the spirits.

“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and

nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving:
Even the simplest food is a gift.”

 – Laurie Colwin

Our Location

Easton’s Nook is situated in the historic Forest Hill Community in Northern New Jersey. Forest Hill is the site of a number of historic homes including the Sydenham house built in 1712, and of numerous mansions that once served as home to notable artists and leaders of industry.

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Easton's Nook

445 Parker Street

Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: (973) 494-3339

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