January 14, 2008
A new series, Matinee Readings, hosted by the New York University Creative Writing Program this spring, will bring some of the most exciting prominent and emerging literary voices to the university’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W. 10th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village. Both poets and fiction writers will read from their work during this free lunchtime series, and the audience is encouraged to bring lunch as they enjoy the readings and participate in lively, intimate conversations with the guest writers.
“We wanted to start a lunchtime reading series so that busy New Yorkers would be able to enjoy readings by notable poets and fiction writers in the middle of the work day,” says Deborah Landau, director of the Creative Writing Program. “Vernon Writers House is particularly beautiful in the afternoons, when the light filters in through the skylights and stained glass - a wonderful, intimate setting for readings. We’re hoping that these readings will provide the same kind of pleasure that sneaking out of work to go to an afternoon movie provides.”
A schedule of the readings follows:
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