The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2013 Reading Series opens with events featuring fiction writers Lorrie Moore (Jan. 31) and Dinaw Mengestu (Feb. 21). 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).
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Lorrie Moore
Acclaimed author Lorrie Moore’s most recent title is the novel “A Gate at the Stairs” (Knopf, 2009). Moore is the 2013 Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. She will be introduced by NYU faculty member and National Book Critic’s Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Note location: Greenberg Lounge, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
Friday, February 1, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Brenda Shaughnessy and Craig Morgan Teicher
Brenda Shaughnessy’s new collection is “Our Andromeda” (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). “To Keep Love Blurry,” Craig Morgan Teicher’s latest title, was published by BOA Editions in 2012.
Thursday, February 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Edward Hirsch in Conversation with Charif Shanahan
Edward Hirsch’s books include “The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems” and the bestselling title “How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry.” Charif Shanahan, programs associate at the Poetry Society of America, will moderate the event, which is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, February 8, 5 p.m.
**NOTE: This event has been cancelled.**
“Granta” contributors Phil Klay, an alumnus of the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell read stories about veterans of war. This event is co-sponsored with “Granta.”
Thursday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Ugly Duckling Presse Presents
Readings by poets from the innovative Brooklyn-based publisher: Vanessa Place, Jacqueline Waters, and Sara Wintz. Editors Anna Moschovakis and Matvei Yankelevich will host the event, which is co-sponsored with Ugly Duckling Presse.
Friday, February 15, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Manuel Gonzales and A. M. Homes
Manuel Gonzales’s debut, “The Miniature Wife and Other Stories,” was released in January (Riverhead, 2013). NYU Creative Writing Program alumna A. M. Homes’s novel “May We Be Forgiven” appeared from Viking in fall 2012.
Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Nell Freudenberger and Dinaw Mengestu in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Nell Freudenberger, an alumna of the NYU Creative Writing Program, is most recently the author of the novel “The Newlyweds” (Knopf, 2012). 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu’s latest novel is “How to Read the Air” (Riverhead, 2010).
Friday, February 22, 5 p.m.
Pink Thunder: Reading and Performance by Michael Zapruder
Michael Zapruder performs from his album “Pink Thunder” (Black Ocean Books, The Kora Records, 2012), a collection of inventive free-verse indie rock songs made from poems by two dozen American poets. With special guest Matthew Rohrer.
Wednesday, February 27, 6 p.m.
NYU Gallatin Faculty Poets: Emily Fragos, Jean Gallagher, Scott Hightower, and Idra Novey
Emily Fragos’s latest book is “Hostage: New & Selected Poems” (Sheep Meadow, 2011). Jean Gallagher’s titles include “This Minute” and “Stubborn” (Oberlin College Press, 2006). “Self-evident,” Scott Hightower’s fourth poetry book, is new from Barrow Street Press. Idra Novey’s most recent collection, “Exit, Civilian” (University of Georgia Press, 2012) was a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection. Co-sponsored with NYU Bookstore.
Note location: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway (at Waverly Place)
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.
“Zoetrope: All-Story” Presents
An evening with contributors to the National Magazine Award–winning quarterly published by Francis Ford Coppola: Pinckney Benedict, Kathryn Harrison, and David Means. Founding editor Adrienne Brodeur will host the event, which is co-sponsored with “Zoetrope: All-Story.”
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.
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