NYU Creative Writing Program Hosts the Paris Review Summer Salon in June


The New York University Creative Writing Program is hosting The Paris Review Summer Salon reading series in June featuring writers who have been published in The Paris Review. Readings, which are free and open to the public, take place at NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W. 10th Street. For further information, call 212.998.8816.

A schedule of readings follows:

Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m. Poetry reading: poets Edward Hirsch, whose seventh book of poems Special Orders appeared this spring, and Monica Youn, whose debut book, Barter, was published in 2003, are hosted by Meghan O’Rourke, poetry editor of The Paris Review and literary editor of Slate.

Monday, June 9, 6 p.m. Poetry reading: poets David Baker, author of eight books of poetry, most recently Treatise on Touch: Selected Poems, and poetry editor of The Kenyon Review; and Dan Chiasson, whose third book of poetry, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon, will be published next year, are hosted by O’Rourke.

Tuesday, June 17, 6 p.m. Fiction reading: novelist Gish Jen, author of three novels, most recently, The Love Wife; J. Robert Lennon, author of five books of fiction, and co-editor of the blog, Ward Six; and Ryan McIlvian, a student of fiction at Rutgers University, are hosted by Radhika Jones, managing editor of The Paris Review, and Nathaniel Rich, senior editor of The Paris Review.

Tuesday, June 24, 6 p.m. Non-fiction reading: author Mark Dow, who wrote American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons, and who is co-editor of Machinery of Death: The Reality of America’s Death Penalty Regime; Uzodinma Iweala, whose first novel Beasts of No Nation won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for fiction, and who edits the Nigeria-based Farafina Magazine and is completing a book on HIV/AIDS in Africa; Andrew Rice, whose first book about a murder trial and the legacy of Idi Amin will be published next spring, and who has had his reporting from Africa appear in many publications including The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine; and Said Sayrafiezadeh, who is writing a memoir about growing up in the Socialist Workers Party in New York City and has published stories and essays in Granta and Open City, will be hosted by associate editor of The Paris Review Christopher Cox and deputy editor of The Paris Review Matt Weiland.

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