The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2011 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Jonathan Safran Foer (April 8) as well as Gay Talese and Lorrie Moore (April 15). 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/14th Street); 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, April 1, 2-4 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Nikola Madzirov and Valzhyna Mort
Nikola Madzirov, one of Macedonia’s most distinguished poets, reads from Remnants of Another Age (BOA Editions, 2011). Valzyhyna Mort’s new book of poetry, Collected Body, is due from Copper Canyon in 2011.
Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets: Kathleen Graber and Anthony Carelli Introduced by Series Editor Paul Muldoon
Anthony Carelli’s first book of poems, Carnations, is due from Princeton University Press in May 2011. Kathleen Graber’s second book of poems, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press, 2010), was nominated for a 2010 National Book Award. The event is co-sponsored by Princeton University Press.
Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Poets in Conversation--Nikky Finney (with Kevin Quashie)
Nikky Finney’s most recent book of poems is Head Off & Split (Triquarterly, 2011). The event is co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Starworks Showcase: Featuring guests Jonathan Safran Foer and Matthea Harvey
The Starlight Children's Foundation’s Starworks literary outreach program brightens the lives of hospitalized children by teaching creative expression in the literary arts. The foundation’s many programs brighten and touch the lives of over 275,000 seriously ill children across the tri-state area each year (www.starlight-newyork.org). This evening features readings by celebrated guest authors, and a presentation of the children's original poems and stories. RSVPs are required: email@example.com; 212.998.8816
Note location: 19 West 4th Street, Room 101 (at Mercer Street), Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Julie Orringer
The Invisible Bridge (Knopf, 2010) is Julie Orringer’s most recent book.
Friday, April 15, 3-7 p.m.
The Paris Review Interviews
This series of afternoon panels features interviewers in conversation with Janet Malcolm, Gay Talese, Jonathan Galassi, Lorrie Moore, Gary Shteyngart, and others. Introduced by The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein. The event is co-sponsored by The Paris Review.
Note location: 20 Cooper Square (between 5th and 6th Streets), 7th floor Commons, Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street)
Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation--Rae Meadows (with Darin Strauss)
Rae Meadows’s new novel, Mothers and Daughters, is due from Henry Holt and Company in April 2011. Meadows will be in conversation with Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss, whose Half a Life won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.
Friday, April 22, 5 p.m.
Friday Happy Hour: Cave Canem Poetry Reading--Shane Book, Kamau Rucker, and Demetrice Anntia Worley
Cave Canem fellows read from their new collections of poetry. The event is co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation.
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series--Kevin Wilson, 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. Kevin Wilson reads from his new novel, The Family Fang, forthcoming from Ecco in summer 2011.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (at 2nd Avenue), Subways: 6 (Bleecker Street)
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Ann Lauterbach and Paul Legault
Or to Begin Again (Penguin, 2009) is Ann Lauterbach’s ninth and most recent collection of poems. Paul Legault’s debut poetry collection, The Madeleine Poems, appeared in 2010 from Omnidawn Publishing.
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.