The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series will feature the Poets Forum reading, presented by the Academy of American Poets and including 14 of today’s most acclaimed contemporary poets, on Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m. at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square). Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street); R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
General admission, $10; NYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, $5. Tickets available at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/poets. All full-time students, $5 with valid ID, Skirball box office only. Admission included in the Poets Forum All-Events Pass, available at www.poets.org/poetsforum. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
The highlight of the annual Poets Forum, the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets share one stage to read from their work: Victor Hernández Cruz, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Marie Ponsot, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, and C.K. Williams.
About the Poets Forum, former Poet Laureate Robert Hass has said, “This gathering of poets from all over the country and from many sets of aesthetics and practices in the fall in Manhattan, when the air was cold and Central Park glistening, felt like something between an updraft and a feast.”
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.
The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and senior director Michael Harrington, the programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu