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NYU’s Creative Writing Program Launches Fall Program with Readings Featuring Zadie Smith, Lydia Davis, and Contributors to Granta

August 9, 2012

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series begins in September with events featuring Zadie Smith (Sept. 27), Lydia Davis (Sept. 29), and contributors to the literary magazine Granta (Sept. 20). All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted.

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 Subways: F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

A complete schedule of the Fall 2012 Reading Series is available here.

Thursday, September 6, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Mary Ruefle in Conversation with Alice Quinn
Mary Ruefle’s most recent book is “Madness, Rack, and Honey” (Wave Books, 2012). The event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, September 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Katie Kitamura in Conversation with Meghan O’Rourke
Katie Kitamura reads from her new novel, “Gone to the Forest” (Free Press, 2012).

Thursday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Debut Novelists Reading: Paula Bomer and Justin Torres
Paula Bomer’s debut novel, “Nine Months,” was released in August (Soho Press, 2012). “We the Animals,” Justin Torres’ first novel, was published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Friday, September 14, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading
Reader Vievee Francis won the 2010 Poetry Prize for “Horse in the Dark”. The event will include readings by Sheila Carter-Jones and Mitchell L. H. Douglas, with an introduction by Gregory Pardlo. The event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series—Tupelo Hassman, Guest Author
Tupelo Hassman reads from her acclaimed debut novel, “Girlchild” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases graduate students of the NYU Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, September 20, 7 p.m.
“Granta” Presents
The evening will feature readings by contributors to the fall issue of the renowned literary magazine, “Granta,” including James Lasdun (“It’s Beginning to Hurt,” Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). The event is hosted by editor John Freeman and co-sponsored with Granta.

Friday, September 21, 7 p.m.
2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their careers.

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith reads from her new novel, “NW,” published by Penguin Press in September 2012. Smith is a senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program. She will be introduced by Deborah Landau.
Note location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South (at La Guardia Place)

Friday, September 28, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Dorothea Lasky and Eileen Myles
Dorothea Lasky’s new collection of poems, “Thunderbird,” appears from Wave Books in October 2012. Eileen Myles’ latest title is “Snowflake / different streets” (Wave Books, 2012).

Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m.
“Washington Square” Launch Party Featuring Lydia Davis and Others
Featuring readings by contributors Lydia Davis, Ken L. Walker, and Colin Winnette. “Washington Square” is the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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

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NYU’s Creative Writing Program Launches Fall Program with Readings Featuring Zadie Smith and Lydia Davis

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series begins in September with events featuring Zadie Smith, above (Sept. 27), Lydia Davis (Sept. 29), and contributors to the literary magazine Granta (Sept. 20). Image courtesy of Roderick Field.

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