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NYU’s Spring Reading Series Features Gary Shteyngart, Rachel Kushner, and Phil Klay in April

March 7, 2014

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2014 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Gary Shteyngart (April 17), Rachel Kushner (April 24), and Phil Klay (April 26), as well as other readings throughout the month.

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.) and are free and open to the public—unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit Subways: F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street);
A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.

n+1 Presents: Rebecca Curtis and Emily Gould

Readings and conversation on writing and debt by Rebecca Curtis and Emily Gould, contributors to the New York–based literary magazine. This event is hosted by founding editor Keith Gessen and is co-sponsored with “n+1”.

Friday, April 4, 7 p.m.

West 10th Launch Reading: Tao Lin, Guest Author

Featuring readings by guest author Tao Lin and student contributors to “West 10th,” the literary journal produced by undergraduates in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Friday, April 4, 7 p.m.

NYU Emerging Writers Series: Justin Torres, Guest Author

“We the Animals,” Justin Torres’s debut novel, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, April 10, 1 p.m.

Lunchtime Reading and Conversation: Adam Begley (with Katie Roiphe)

“Updike,” Adam Begley’s much-anticipated biography of John Updike, is out in April from HarperCollins. This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m.

The New Salon: Cyrus Cassells in Conversation with Charif Shanahan

“The Crossed-Out Swastika,” Cyrus Cassells’s fifth book, was published by Copper Canyon in 2012. Hosted by Charif Shanahan, this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, April 11, 5 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Juan Felipe Herrera, Grace Schulman, and Alan Soldofsky

Featuring Juan Felipe Herrera (“Senegal Taxi,” University of Arizona, 2013), Grace Schulman (“Without a Claim,” Mariner Books, 2013), and Alan Soldofsky (“In the Buddha Factory,” Truman State University Press, 2013).

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.

The New Salon: Gary Shteyngart in Conversation with Darin Strauss

Gary Shteyngart’s newest work is “Little Failure: A Memoir” (Random House, 2014). The event is hosted by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss.

Friday, April 18, 5 p.m.

Alice James Presents: Cathy Linh Che, Sally Wen Mao, and Jamaal May

Readings by Cathy Linh Che (“Split,” 2014), Sally Wen Mao (“Mad Honey Symposium,” 2014), and Jamaal May (“Hum,” 2013). This event is hosted by executive director Carey Salerno and is co-sponsored with Alice James Books, Cave Canem Foundation, and Kundiman.

Friday, April 18, 7 p.m.

NYU Emerging Writers Series: Dana Ward, Guest Author

Dana Ward’s collection “The Crisis of Infinite Worlds” was published by Futurepoem Books in 2013. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m.

The New Salon: Rachel Kushner in Conversation with Darin Strauss

“The Flamethrowers,” Rachel Kushner’s second novel, was released from Scribner in spring 2013. The event is hosted by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss.

Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m.

NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading with Phil Klay, Guest Author

This reading features participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, an initiative of the NYU Creative Writing Program offering free classes to veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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