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NYU’s Creative Writing Program to Feature Pulitzer Prize Winners Junot Diaz and Charles Wright—and Others—in November and December

October 6, 2010
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The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series continues in November and December with events featuring Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz (November 11), who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and Charles Wright (November 18), who captured the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. 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, M (6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (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.

Friday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.

Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson reads from his debut collection, Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2009), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Introductory readings by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Jarita Davis, who each received honorable mention; co-sponsored with the Cave Canem Foundation.

Thursday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Fiction Reading: Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz joined the NYU Creative Writing Program faculty in fall 2010. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Note venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, Theater 101

Friday, November 12th, 5:00 p.m.

Ezra Pound Poetry Reading: Sam Anderson, Ian MacNiven, Kristin Prevallet, Matthew Rohrer, Richard Sieburth, Rosmarie Waldrop, and Eliot Weinberger

A celebration of Ezra Pound’s 125th birthday and the new publication of his expanded and annotated New Selected Poems. Readings and tributes moderated by New Directions editor Jeffrey Yang; co-sponsored with New Directions Publishing.

Friday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading Series: Michael Dickman, Guest Author

The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Michael Dickman’s debut collection is The End of the West (Copper Canyon Press, 2009).

Note venue: Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Poets in Conversation: Charles Wright (with Alice Quinn)

Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright’s most recent volume is Sestets: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). In conversation with Alice Quinn; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, November 19th, 5:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gregory Orr, Gregory Pardlo, and Ed Skoog

Apocalyptic Swing (Persea, 2009) is the most recent collection of poems by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Gregory Orr is the author of nine collections of poetry, including How Beautiful the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2009). Gregory Pardlo’s first book, Totem (Copper Canyon, 2007), won the 2007 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Ed Skoog’s debut collection of poems, Mister Skylight, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2009.

Friday, November 19th, 7:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading Series: Donald Antrim, Guest Author

The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Donald Antrim’s most recent publication is The Afterlife: A Memoir (Picador, 2007).

Note venue: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Writers in Conversation: Rick Moody (with Darin Strauss)

Rick Moody’s most recent novel is The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). Moody is the 2010-2011 Warren Adler Visiting Writer in the NYU Creative Writing Program. In conversation with Darin Strauss, novelist and NYU faculty member whose new memoir is titled Half a Life (McSweeney’s Books, 2010).

Friday, December 3rd, 5:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Maureen N. McLane, Robert Polito, and Kevin Prufer

World Enough is Maureen N. McLane’s second poetry collection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.) Robert Polito’s most recent book of poems is Hollywood & God (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Kevin Prufer’s fifth volume of poems, In a Beautiful Country, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2011.

Thursday, December 9th, 7:00 p.m.

Writers in Conversation: Jennifer Egan and Justin Taylor (with Darin Strauss)

A Visit From the Goon Squad (Knopf, June 2010) is Jennifer Egan’s fourth novel. The debut collection by Justin Taylor, Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories (Harper Perennial), was published in February 2010. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

Friday, December 10th, 7:00 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading Series: Phillip Lopate, Guest Author

The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

Note venue: Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Friday, December 10th, 7:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Reading

Undergraduate writers read original poems and prose at this biannual celebration. Hosted by Matthew Rohrer.

Thursday, December 16th, 7:00 p.m.

Reading: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Philosopher and writer Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s most recent novel is 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (Pantheon, 2010).

Editor’s Note:

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.

 

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

NYU’s Creative Writing Program to Feature Pulitzer Prize Winners Junot Diaz and Charles Wright—and Others—in November and December

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series continues in November and December with events featuring Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz (pictured above), who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and Charles Wright, who captured the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Photo courtesy of Lily Oei.


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