The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series concludes in November and December with events featuring Emma Donoghue (Nov. 14), Colm Tóibín (Nov. 15), and former Poet Laureate Charles Simic (Nov. 29). All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.), 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 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, November 1, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Cathy Park Hong, Kathleen Ossip, and Martha Rhodes
“Engine Empire,” Cathy Park Hong’s new poetry collection, was published this spring by
W. W. Norton. Kathleen Ossip is most recently the author of “The Cold War” (Sarabande Books, 2011). Poet and Four Way Books director Martha Rhodes reads from her latest collection, “The Beds” (Autumn House Press, 2012).
Friday, November 2, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Mat Johnson and Dana Spiotta
Mat Johnson writes fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. His newest release is “Pym: A Novel” (Spiegel & Grau, 2011). Dana Spiotta reads from her widely acclaimed novel “Stone Arabia,” published by Scribner in 2011.
Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Sharon Olds
NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Sharon Olds shares poems from her newly published collection, “Stag’s Leap” (Knopf, 2012). Olds will be introduced by Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau.
Friday, November 9, 5 p.m.
VIDA Cocktail Party and Meet-N-Greet
Brief presentations from VIDA’s guests along with a Q & A will be followed by informal conversation. Special guests include VIDA board members and Lucie Brock-Broido, Sarah Gambito, and Deborah Landau. This event is co-sponsored with VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts.
Friday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series: Dan Chiasson, Guest Author
“Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon” (Knopf, 2010) is the latest poetry collection by Dan Chiasson. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program. Readings are held at the KGB Bar and feature established writers as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Wednesday, November 14, 1 p.m.
Lunch Hour Reading and Conversation: Emma Donoghue, Hosted by Darin Strauss
Emma Donoghue is the author of “Room: A Novel,” an international bestseller, and “Astray,” a new story collection released in October 2012 by Little, Brown.
Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Colm Tóibín in Conversation with Nick Laird
Twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is recently the author of “The Empty Family: Stories” (January 2011) and “The Testament of Mary” (November 2012), both published by Scribner.
Friday, November 16, 5 p.m.
Four Way Books Presents
Readings by Four Way Books poets Patrick Donnelly (“Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin,” 2012) and Kevin Prufer (“In a Beautiful Country,” 2011), and novelist Eileen Pollack (“Breaking and Entering,” 2012). This event is hosted by founding editor and director Martha Rhodes and co-sponsored with Four Way Books.
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Charles Simic
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize–winner Charles Simic is the author of many collections, including “Master of Disguises” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). He is a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Simic will be introduced by program director Deborah Landau.
Friday, November 30, 5 p.m.
The New Salon: Ron Currie, Jr. in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Ron Currie, Jr.’s novels include cult favorite “God Is Dead” (Viking, 2007) and “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles,” forthcoming from Viking in February 2013.
Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Iain Pollack in Conversation with Charif Shanahan
Iain Pollack’s debut, “Spit Back a Boy” (University of Georgia Press, 2011), won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, December 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series: CAConrad, Guest Author
CAConrad is most recently the author of “A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon” (Wave Books, 2012). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program. Readings are held at the KGB Bar and feature established writers as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Catherine Barnett, D. Nurkse, Ilya Kaminsky, and Jean Valentine
Catherine Barnett’s new poetry collection, “The Game of Boxes,” appeared from Graywolf Press in August 2012. D. Nurkse’s most recent title is “A Night in Brooklyn” (Knopf, 2012). Ilya Kaminsky reads from his new book, “Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva” (Alice James Books, 2012), co-“narrated” with poet Jean Valentine, whose poetry collections include “Break the Glass” (Copper Canyon Press, 2010).
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.