A new “Friday Happy Hour” Reading Series, hosted by New York University’s Creative Writing Program, will open on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m., in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street. The series is free and open to the public and runs most Fridays from October 3rd to November 7th. For further information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
A schedule of readings follows:
- Fri., Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Readings from Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, an anthology of essays edited by Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker: featuring Miranda Field, Matthea Harvey, Joy Katz, Katy Lederer, Erika Meitner, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mendi Obadike, Molly Peacock, Kristin Prevallet, Anna Rabinowitz, Susan Wheeler, and Rebecca Wolff. Hosted by poet Rachel Zucker.
- Fri., Oct. 10, 5 p.m. The Paris Review Salon will feature readings by Jesse Ball and Kimiko Hahn. The recipient of The Paris Review’s 2008 Plimpton Prize, Ball has authored four books including a book of poems, March Book and a novel, Samedi the Deafness. Hahn’s seven collections of poetry include The Unbearable Heart, Earshot, and The Narrow Road to the Interior. The Paris Review editors Christopher Cox and Meghan O’Rourke host.
- Fri., Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Reading & Conversation: Carol Muske-Dukes and Susan Wheeler read and discuss their work. Muske-Dukes is the author of seven books of poetry, including Sparrow and An Octave Above Thunder, and four novels, including Life After Death and Saving St. Germ. Wheeler has authored four books of poems, including Ledger, and a novel, Record Palace. Her new book, Assorted Poems, is forthcoming in 2009.
- Fri., Oct. 24, 5 p.m. Fiction Reading & Conversation: Authors Todd Hasak-Lowy and Etgar Keret read and discuss their work with poet and NYU Creative Writing professor Matthew Rohrer. Hasak-Lowy is the author of The Task of This Translator; his novel, Captives, was published this month. Keret is the author of many books including the short-story collections The Nimrod Flip-Out and, most recently, The Girl on the Fridge.
- Fri., Nov. 7, 5 p.m. Fiction Reading & Conversation: Walter Mosley is the best-selling author of 30 books whose work has been translated into 21 languages. Best known for his gritty Easy Rawlins mysteries, he has most recently published The Tempest Tales; his next book, The Right Mistake, will be published this fall. He has won many awards, including the Anisfield Wolf Award, an honor given to books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and appreciation of the rich diversity of human culture.