The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2014 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring three of its faculty—Sharon Olds, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (March 6), and novelist Joyce Carol Oates, who will be introduced by author Jonathan Safran Foer (March 13).
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, March 6, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Sharon Olds and Bianca Stone
Sharon Olds’s many books include “Stag’s Leap” (Knopf, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Bianca Stone’s “Someone Else’s Wedding Vows” is new from Tin House/Octopus Books in March 2014.
Friday, March 7, 2 p.m.
The Best Canadian Poetry 2013: Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Anne Carson, Louise Carson, Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson, Ruth Roach Pierson, Moez Surani, Hosted by Molly Peacock
Series editor Molly Peacock hosts a reading by contributors to the annual anthology. This event is co-sponsored with Tightrope Books.
Friday, March 7, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: Iris Dunkle, Lizzie Harris, Ben Schrank, Holly Thompson, Brian Trimboli, and Monica Wendel
Featuring alumni reading from recently published books.
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Series: Ben Marcus
Ben Marcus’s story collection “Leaving the Sea” is new this year from Knopf. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program. Readings are held at the KGB Bar and feature established writers as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Joyce Carol Oates, Introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer
Joyce Carol Oates has published over seventy books, most recently the novel “Carthage” (Ecco Press, 2014). Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Friday, March 14, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Poetry Reading
Douglas Kearney and Ruth Ellen Kocher
Douglas Kearney’s latest collection is “Black Automaton” (Fence Books, 2009). Ruth Ellen Kocher’s “Goodbye Lyric” is due from Sheep Meadow Press in 2014. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Laura Cronk, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Christina Pugh, and Rachel Zucker
Readings by Laura Cronk (“Having Been an Accomplice,” Persea, 2012), Jennifer Michael Hecht (“Who Said,” Copper Canyon, 2013), Christina Pugh (“Grains of the Voice,” TriQuarterly, 2013), and Rachel Zucker (“The Pedestrians,” Wave Books, 2014).
Friday, March 28, 5 p.m.
Write Relationships: Authors, Editors, and Agents: Elyse Cheney, Fiona Maazel, Fiona McCrae, and Adelle Waldman
A panel discussion with Adelle Waldman (“The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”) and her agent, Elyse Cheney (Cheney Literary Associates); and Fiona Maazel (“Woke Up Lonely”) and her editor, Fiona McCrae (Graywolf Press). Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association, this event is moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.
Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Launch Party: Joe Meno, Carl Phillips, and Simone White
Featuring readings by contributors to the new issue of Washington Square, the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.
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.