The New York University Creative Writing Programs Spring 2010 Reading Series continues in February with events featuring author Myla Goldberg, author of the best-selling Bee Season (February 5). Events are held in the programs Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. Subways: F, L, V (6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). All events, with the exception of the February 6 Washington Square launch party ($5), are free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
Thursday, February 4, 7 p.m.
A poetry reading by Dan Chiasson, author of three books of poems, including his newest title Wheres the Moon, Theres the Moon (Knopf, February 2010). Chiasson also serves as a poetry editor of The Paris Review.
Friday, February 5, 7 p.m.
The Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases the students of the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program, will feature Myla Goldberg as a special guest. Goldberg is the author of Wicketts Remedy and the bestselling Bee Season, which was a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. Her third novel, The False Friend, will be published by Doubleday in October. Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street.
Saturday, February 6, 5-7 p.m.
The Washington Square Launch Party, an annual reading and celebration of the newest issue of Washington Square, the national literary journal published by the NYU Creative Writing Program, will feature contributing writers Edward Hirsch, Glenn Kinen, and others. The $5 admission includes wine and beer reception.
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: A.M. Homes and Jeanette Winterson
A.M. Homes is the acclaimed author of five novels, two short-story collections, and most recently a memoir, The Mistresss Daughter. Jeanette Winterson is the author of nine novels, including her latest, The Stone Gods (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008). She writes for film, TV and theatre, and for children, and her work is published in 18 languages.
Friday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Poetry and Prose Reading: Kazim Ali, Tao Lin, and Maaza Mengiste
Poet and novelist Kazim Ali is the author of five books, most recently the transgenre work, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press, 2009). Tao Lin is the author of five books of fiction and poetry, most recently the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel (Melville House, 2009). Maaza Mengistes debut novel, Beneath the Lions Gaze, was published by W. W. Norton in January.
Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Olena Kalytiak Davis, the author of three books of poetry, most recently On the Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed (The Hollyridge Press, 2009), will be featured as part of The New Salon: Poets in Conversation, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America. In conversation with Deborah Landau, director of the Creative Writing Program.
Friday, February 19, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Joel Brouwer, Rebecca Wolff, and Rachel Zucker
Joel Brouwer is the author of three books of poems, most recently And So. Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems. Her newest title is The King. Rachel Zucker is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, Museum of Accidents.
Friday, February 26, 5 p.m.
Poets as Critics: Maureen N. McLane, Robert Polito, and Kevin Prufer
Maureen N. McLane is the author of Same Life: Poems and the forthcoming World Enough: Poems (FSG, 2010). She has also published two books on British romantic poetry and its cultural contexts. Robert Polito is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Hollywood & God (2009), and three non-fiction books, including the award-winning Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. Kevin Prufer is the author of four books of poetry and the editor of three anthologies. He is also the editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program occupies a townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writersestablished and emergingto share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.