The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Deborah Eisenberg (Oct. 4) and Pulitzer-Prize-winning poets Charles Wright (Oct. 5) and Jorie Graham (Oct. 25). 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, with the exception of the Oct. 18 Academy of American Poets Chancellors Reading. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. 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, October 4, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Deborah Eisenberg in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Recent MacArthur Fellow Deborah Eisenberg’s “Collected Stories” (Picador, 2010) won the PEN/Faulkner Award. NYU faculty member Darin Strauss, whose memoir “Half a Life” won the National Book Critics Circle Award, will host the event.
Friday, October 5, 5 p.m.
Happy Hour Poetry Reading: David St. John and Charles Wright
David St. John’s new poetry collection is “The Auroras,” published by Harper in spring 2012. Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright’s latest collection is “Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). The popular Friday Happy Hour series features readings and refreshments on select Fridays at 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Adam Johnson Introduced by Zadie Smith
Set in North Korea, Adam Johnson’s acclaimed debut novel “The Orphan Master’s Son” was published by Random House in January 2012. The event is co-sponsored with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Friday, October 12, 5 p.m.
Happy Hour Poetry Reading: Tomaž Šalamun
Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun reads from his new collection, “On the Tracks of Wild Game” (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). Šalamun will be introduced by NYU faculty member and award-winning poet Matthew Rohrer. The Friday Happy Hour series features readings and refreshments on select Fridays at 5 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.
The Emerging Writers Reading Series—Featuring Brando Skyhorse, Guest Author
“The Madonnas of Echo Park” (Free Press, 2010), Brando Skyhorse’s first novel, won the PEN/Hemingway Award. 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, October 18, 7 p.m.
Academy of American Poets Chancellors Reading
Featuring luminaries Victor Hernández Cruz, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldman. Tickets are available at http://www.nyuskirball.org/calendar/forum or by calling 866.811.4111.
Note location: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place
Friday, October 19, 5 p.m.
Bellevue Literary Press Presents
Featuring fiction writers published by the award-winning press: Eduardo Halfon (“The Polish Boxer,” 2012), Tim Horvath (“Understories,” 2012), and Andrew Krivak (“The Sojourn,” 2011). The event is hosted by publisher/editorial director Erika Goldman and co-sponsored with Bellevue Literary Press.
Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Whiting Writers Awards Reading
The event features readings by the 2012 award winners. The Whiting Writers Awards are given annually to 10 emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Past recipients include Michael Cunningham, Jorie Graham, Denis Johnson, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen. Winners will be introduced by past Whiting awardee Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.
Note location: The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, 7 East 10th Street
Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Jorie Graham in conversation with Deborah Landau
Pulitzer Prize–winner Jorie Graham reads from her latest poetry collection, “Place” (Ecco, 2012).
The event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, October 26, 2–4 p.m.
The Best Canadian Poetry in English
A celebration of the anthology’s five-year anniversary features readings by contributing poets including Priscila Uppal and Carmine Starnino. The event is hosted by series editor Molly Peacock and co-sponsored with Tightrope Books.
Friday, October 26, 5 p.m.
Happy Hour Reading: Luis Jaramillo and Sarah Manguso
Luis Jaramillo’s debut title, “The Doctor’s Wife” (Dzanc Books, 2012), won the Dzanc Books Story Collection Contest. Sarah Manguso’s newest release is “The Guardians: An Elegy” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). The Friday Happy Hour series features readings and refreshments on select Fridays at 5 p.m.
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.