The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2012 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring authors Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding, April 13) and George Saunders (April 19).
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2012 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring authors Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding, April 13) and George Saunders (April 19). 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.
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 Spring 2012 Reading Series is available here.
Thursday April 5, 7 p.m.
Fiction readings by recent McSweeney’s Books authors Adam Levin (Hot Pink) and Diane Williams (Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty). Also featuring Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, whose report from the first weeks of Occupy Wall Street will appear in Issue 40 of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Hosted by editor Ethan Nosowsky; co-sponsored with McSweeney’s.
Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Linda Gregerson in Conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Linda Gregerson’s poetry collections include Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, April 13, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Keorapetse Kgositsile
Keorapetse Kgositsile is the current Poet Laureate of South Africa; his books include This Way I Salute You, which features his selected poems (Kwela Books, 2009). Hosted by NYU faculty member and author Chuck Wachtel.
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series—Chad Harbach, Guest Author
Chad Harbach’s debut novel, The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown), was selected by the New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2011”. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writer as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: George Saunders in Conversation with David Lipsky
George Saunders is a New York Times best-selling author whose titles include the story collection In Persuasion Nation (Riverhead Books, 2006) and the essay collection The Braindead Megaphone (Riverhead Books, 2007). David Lipsky is the author of Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, a New York Times bestseller and an NPR Best Book of the Year.
Friday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series--Anne Enright, Guest Author
The celebrated Irish writer and Man Booker Prize–winner Anne Enright reads from her novel, The Forgotten Waltz, newly released in paperback by W. W. Norton (April). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writer as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday April 26, 7 p.m.
The Paris Review Presents
Readings by recent contributors to the internationally acclaimed literary magazine, including Adam Wilson, author of the debut novel, Flatscreen (Harper Perennial, 2012). Hosted by editor Lorin Stein and co-sponsored with The Paris Review.
Saturday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.
NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading
This reading features participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, an initiative of the NYU Creative Writing Program offering free classes to recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.