The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring author Jonathan Safran Foer (September 16) and Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein (September 23). All events are held in the program’s 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 are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
Thursday, September 9, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Ken Chen, Gillian Conoley, and Geoffrey Nutter
Ken Chen’s debut book of poems, Juvenilia, won the 2009 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Gillian Conoley is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Plot Genie (Omnidawn, 2009). Geoffrey Nutter’s most recent collection is Christopher Sunset (Wave Books, 2010). Hosted by poet and NYU faculty member Matthew Rohrer.
Friday, September 10, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Darin Strauss
Novelist and NYU faculty member Darin Strauss reads from his new memoir, Half a Life (McSweeney’s Books, 2010).
Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer’s most recent book is Eating Animals, newly published in paperback (Back Bay Books, 2010). Foer is Collegiate Professor and Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Note venue: Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place), 10th Floor. Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)
Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Writers and Editors in Conversation: Jean-Christophe Valtat
French author Jean-Christophe Valtat’s English-language debut, 03: A Novel, was published in June by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Valtat will be in conversation with FSG editor and translator Mitzi Angel and The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein.
Friday, September, 24, 7 p.m.
2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards Reading
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their writing careers. The event will feature this year’s recipients: Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, Rachel Aviv, Sara Elizabeth Johnson, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Laura Newbern, and Tiphanie Yanique.
Thursday, September 30, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Poets in Conversation
Come on All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon Press, September 2010) is Matthew Zapruder’s third collection of poems. Zapruder will be in conversation with Deborah Landau, director of NYU’s Creative Writing Program. The event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
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 writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.