The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2013 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang (March 14) and Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon (March 28). 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).
Friday, March 1, 5 p.m.
Fiction and Nonfiction Reading: Nicholas Christopher, David Shields, and Terese Svoboda
Poet and novelist Nicholas Christopher’s novel “Tiger Rag” is new from Dial Press. David Shields reads from his new nonfiction title “How Literature Saved My Life” (Knopf, February 2013). Fiction writer and poet Terese Svoboda’s novel “Tin God” will be reissued by University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books in April.
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Tina Chang in Conversation with Alice Quinn
Tina Chang reads and discusses her work; her latest collection is “Of Gods and Strangers” (Four Way Books, 2011). This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, March 15, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: James Arthur, Heather Christle, and Arda Collins, Hosted by Matthew Rohrer
James Arthur’s debut, “Charms Against Lightning,” appeared from Copper Canyon Press in 2012. Heather Christle’s most recent book is “What Is Amazing” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Arda Collins received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize for “It Is Daylight” (Yale University Press, 2009).
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Paul Muldoon, Introduced by Deborah Landau
Pulitzer Prize–winner and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon reads from his new book, “The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics,” released in February by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Friday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Emerging Writers Reading Series: Siri Hustvedt, Guest Author
Acclaimed novelist Siri Hustvedt’s most recent work is “Living, Thinking, Looking” (Picador, 2012), a collection of essays. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and feature established writers as special guests.
NOTE LOCATION: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
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.