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Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series to Feature Anne Carson, Ayana Mathis, and Karen Russell in Sept.

August 8, 2013

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2013 Reading Series opens in September with events featuring Anne Carson (Sept. 12) as well as Ayana Mathis and Karen Russell (Sept. 26). 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

F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Friday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Adam Fitzgerald, Tom Healy, and Bianca Stone
Adam Fitzgerald’s debut collection is “The Late Parade” (W. W. Norton, 2013). Tom Healy’s chapbook, “Animal Spirits,” a collaboration with tattoo artist Duke Riley, was published earlier this year by Monk Books. Bianca Stone’s “Someone Else’s Wedding Vows” is due from Tin House/Octopus Books in March 2014.

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Anne Carson
MacArthur Fellow and NYU Distinguished Poet-in-Residence Anne Carson’s latest work is “Red Doc>” (Knopf, 2013). Carson will be introduced by Deborah Landau, director of the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Note location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
“A Public Space” Presents
Readings by contributors to event co-sponsor and award-winning Brooklyn-based quarterly “A Public Space”: Tom Drury, Sarah Manguso, and Antoine Wilson. This event will be hosted by founding editor Brigid Hughes.

Friday, September 20, 2:00 p.m.
Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry: Dorothea Lasky
Poet Dorothea Lasky presents “What Is Color in Poetry or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?,” a lecture exploring the mystical and practical relationships between color and poetry. Her most recent collection is “Thunderbird” (Wave Books, 2013).

Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading: Tiffany Briere, Ashlee Crews, Kristin Dombek, Margaree Little, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Jill Sisson Quinn
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their writing careers.

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
The New Salon: Ayana Mathis and Karen Russell in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Ayana Mathis is the author of the debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” (Knopf, 2012). Karen Russell’s newest title is “Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories” (Knopf, 2013). National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Darin Strauss is a faculty member of the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Friday, September 27, 5:00 p.m.
Kundiman Poetry Reading: Kazim Ali and Srikanth Reddy
“Sky Ward” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013) is Kazim Ali’s third book of poetry. Srikanth Reddy is most recently the author of “Voyager” (University of California Press, 2011). With an introductory reading by April Naoko Heck, author of “A Nuclear Family” (UpSet Press, 2013). This event is co-sponsored with Kundiman and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Saturday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.
“Washington Square” Launch Party: N. Michelle AuBuchon, Corina Copp, and Major Jackson
This reading features contributors to the new issue of “Washington Square,” the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Editor’s Note:
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

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