The New York University Creative Writing Program Spring 2008 Reading Series concludes in May with three events, two of which take place in the programs new home in Greenwich Village - The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street; the May 2 event is in a different venue. Readings are free and open to the public. For further information, call Danielle Veith at 212.998.8850; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
On Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m., poet Timothy Donnelly will read from his poetry and discuss his work with Robert N. Casper, publisher of jubilat. Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit and editor of Boston Review. This New Salon: Poets in Conversation event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
On Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m., graduating students from the graduate Creative Writing Program will read from their thesis manuscripts in poetry and fiction. This event will be held in NYUs Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East.
On Saturday, May 3, at 4 p.m., a reading and discussion with four noteworthy translators on their work will present American readers with poetry from around the world. Entitled The Art of Translation, this event features: Forrest Gander on the Mexican poet Coral Bracho, Fanny Howe on the Polish poets Henia and Ilona Karmel, and Stephanie Sandler and Genya Turovskaya on Russian poet Elena Fanailova. The event will be introduced by Eliot Weinberger, known for his translations of the work of Octavio Paz. The Art of Translation is co-sponsored with PEN America, the Poetry Society of America, and Zoland Poetry, and is part of PEN World Voices: A New York Festival of International Literature.