The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2017 Reading Series begins in January with events featuring three of its faculty, Zadie Smith (Jan. 26), Anne Carson (Feb. 2), and Martin Amis (Feb. 23), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2017 Reading Series begins in January with events featuring three of its faculty, Zadie Smith (Jan. 26), Anne Carson (Feb. 2), and Martin Amis (Feb. 23), among others.
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, January 26, 7 p.m.
Zadie Smith's books include "White Teeth" (Vintage, 2001), winner of The Guardian First Book Award, "The Autograph Man" (Vintage, 2003), winner of The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize, and "On Beauty" (Penguin, 2006), which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her most recent novel, "Swing Time" (Penguin, 2016). Smith is a Senior Faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Introduced by NYU Creative Writing program direcor Deborah Landau.
Location: Greenberg Lounge, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
Friday, January 27, 5 p.m.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Reading
Angela Jackson and Quraysh Ali Lansana
Angela Jackson is the author of the National Book Award–nominated "And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New" (Northwestern University Press, 1998), among many other titles. Quraysh Ali Lansana's most recent collection is "mystic turf" (Willow Books, 2012). Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m.
MacArthur Fellow Anne Carson's books include "The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos" (Vintage, 2002), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; "Autobiography of Red" (Vintage, 1998), shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize, "Glass, Irony and God" (New Directions, 1995), shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and most recently, "Float" (Knopf, 2016). Carson is a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Friday, February 3, 5 p.m.
Shane McCrae, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Monica Youn
Shane McCrae is the author of four books of poetry, most recently "In the Language of My Captor" (Wesleyan, 2017). Danniel Schoonebeek's latest collection is "Trébuchet" (University of Georgia Press, 2016). Monica Youn is the author of two previous poetry collections, "Barter" and "Ignatz," which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her new collection is "Blackacre" (Graywolf, 2016).
Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m.
Adam Fitzgerald, Tom Healy, and Morgan Parker
Adam Fitzgerald's second collection is "George Washington: Poems" (Liveright, 2016). Tom Healy is most recently the author of two books of essays, "Not Untrue, Not Unkind" and "The Rest of the World." Morgan Parker's latest title, "There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé," is new from Tin House Books in February 2017.
Friday, February 17, 5 p.m.
James Hannaham and Tim Murphy
James Hannaham's latest novel is "Delicious Foods" (Little, Brown & Company, 2016). Tim Murphy is most recently the author of "Christodora" (Grove Press, 2017).
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Martin Amis (with Darin Strauss)
Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is "The Zone of Interest" (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize. Amis is a Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, February 24, 5 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Hettie Jones (with Chuck Wachtel)
Hettie Jones is the author of numerous books, including her memoir of the Beat scene "How I Became Hettie Jones" (Grove, 1996), the poetry collection "Drive" (Hanging Loose Press, 1998), and the young adult book "Big Star Fallin’ Mama: Five Women in Black Music" (Viking, 1995). Her latest is "Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones" (Duke University Press Books, 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Chuck Wachtel.
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.