NYU’s Spring Reading Series Features J.D. McClatchy, Pulitzer Winner Yusef Komunyakaa, and Others in May


The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2014 Reading Series concludes in May with poetry and short story readings.

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2014 Reading Series concludes in May with poetry and short story readings.

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 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, May 7, 1:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman
Joshua Beckman reads poems as a precursor to his May 8th Bagley Wright Lecture, “The Lives of the Poems.”

Thursday, May 8, 1:00 p.m.

Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry: “The Lives of the Poems” by Joshua Beckman
This lecture series invites poets to explore subjects they find meaningful to their craft and poetics.

Thursday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.

The New Salon: J. D. McClatchy in Conversation with Alice Quinn
J. D. McClatchy’s “Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems” is out this year from Knopf. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.

Fiction Reading: Rivka Galchen and Laura Van Den Berg
Rivka Galchen’s new title is “American Innovations,” a story collection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Laura van den Berg’s second story collection is “The Isle of Youth” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.)

Tuesday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.

Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading, with Guest Author Yusef Komunyakaa
Readings by the Golden Writers, participants of a weekly creative writing workshop for disabled adults led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program. Featuring guest author Yusef Komunyakaa.
Note location: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East

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 www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
 

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