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Creative Writing Program’s Fall Reading Series Features Matthea Harvey, Brando Skyhorse, & Sapphire in September

August 6, 2014

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poet Matthea Harvey, PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Brando Skyhorse, and Sapphire, whose novel Push was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Precious.

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, September 4, 7 p.m.--This reading has been canceled.
The New Salon: Matthew Zapruder in Conversation with Deborah Landau
Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, including Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon 2010), a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year,” and, most recently, Sun Bear (Copper Canyon, 2014). Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Fiction and Memoir Reading: Kseniya Melnik and Brando Skyhorse
Kseniya Melnik’s debut collection of stories, Snow in May, was published in May 2014. Brando Skyhorse’s debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award; his new memoir, Take this Man, was released by Simon & Schuster in June.

Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Saskia Hamilton and Matthea Harvey
Saskia Hamilton is the author most recently of Corridor (Graywolf Press, 2014). Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids are True What are You?, a book of poems and artwork, was published by Graywolf Press in August.

Friday, September 12, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Tiphanie Yanique
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony, the picture book I Am the Virgin Islands, and the novel Land of Love and Drowning, published by Riverhead/Penguin in July.

Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Poetry Reading: Bettina Judd and Wendy Walters, with Special Guest Adrian Matejka
Bettina Judd’s collection Patient won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize and will be released in the fall of 2014. Wendy S. Walters’ newest title is Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem Books, 2014). Adrian Matejka’s most recent book, The Big Smoke, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

Friday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their careers.

Friday, September 26, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: Michael Broder, Alden Jones, R. A. Villanueva, and Marjory Wentworth

Saturday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Launch Party: Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi
A reading by contributors to Washington Square, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal.

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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NYU’s Creative Writing Program’s Fall Reading Series Features Mattea Harvey, Brando Skyhorse, & Sapphire in September

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poet Mattea Harvey, PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Brando Skyhorse, and Sapphire, whose novel Push was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Precious.

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