The New York University Creative Writing Program Fall 2008 Reading Series continues in September with a number of special readings and events. Most events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
A schedule of events follows:
Thurs., Sept. 11, 12:30-2 p.m. Word for Word Poetry: Cave Canem Fellows Hayes Davis and Hallie Hobson and poet Everett Hoagland read from their work. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, North America’s premier home for Black poetry, and the Bryant Park Corporation. Note location: Bryant Park Reading Room, Ave. of the Americas (between 40th and 42nd Sts.)
Thurs., Sept. 11, 7 p.m. The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation features Colson Whitehead in conversation with novelist and NYU Creative Writing professor Darin Strauss. Whitehead, a MacArthur Fellow, is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, and, most recently, Apex Hides the Hurt.
Thurs., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Reading and conversation: Honor Moore in conversation with poet Tom Healy, chairperson of Creative Time and new executive director of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Moore is the author of three collections of poems, Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir. Her biography, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1996. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 for her memoir, The Bishop’s Daughter (2008, W.W. Norton), which was excerpted earlier this year in The New Yorker.
Thurs., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. The New Salon: Poets in Conversation: Polish poet Adam Zagajewski in conversation with Alice Quinn, executive director of the Poetry Society of America and former poetry editor at The New Yorker. Zagajewski, a major figure in the Polish New Wave literary movement of the early 1970s and in the anti-Communist Solidarity movement of the 1980s, is the author of many books, including Eternal Enemies and Without End: New and Selected Poems, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Fri., Sept. 26, 7 p.m. Emerging Writers Reading Series: This series showcases the graduate student talent of NYU’s Creative Writing Program, with an established writer as special guest. Joanna Scott, author of seven novels including Liberation, Tourmaline, and Arrogance, is a MacArthur Fellow, and has seen her books become finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN-Faulkner, and the LA Times Books Award. Note location: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St.
Tues., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Poetry reading: The New North: A Northern Irish Poetry Anthology is celebrated. Chris Agee, anthology editor, who was born in San Francisco in 1956 and has lived in Ireland since 1979, reads with poet Sinéad Morrissey, author of There Was Fire in Vancouver and The State of the Prisons. Agee is the author of In the New Hampshire Woods and First Light. Co-sponsored with NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, The Northern Ireland Bureau, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Wake Forest University Press. Note location: NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews (entrance on 5th Ave., between 8th St., and Wash. Sq. North).