Nathan Englander, Charles Simic, and Sandra Cisneros Among Those Featured at Creative Writing Program Events in Sept.


The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2017 Reading Series commences with events featuring Nathan Englander (Sept. 7), Charles Simic (Sept. 14), and Sandra Cisneros (Sept. 22), among others.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2017 Reading Series commences with events featuring Nathan Englander (Sept. 7), Charles Simic (Sept. 14), and Sandra Cisneros (Sept. 22), 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, September 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Nathan Englander (with Darin Strauss)

NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Nathan Englander is the author of the new novel “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” (Knopf, September 2017). His other works of fiction are “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges,” “The Ministry of Special Cases,” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.” He is the winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Frank O’Connor Literary Short Story Award, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Charles Simic

Charles Simic is the author of numerous poetry collections and translations, including “The Lunatic” (HarperCollins, 2015), “New and Selected Poems,” and “Master of Disguises.” Winner of various awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, the PEN Translation Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award, Simic was named the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007. He also formerly taught at NYU’s MFA Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau.

Friday, September 15, 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.

Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Hala Alyan and Joshua Ferris (with Darin Strauss)

Hala Alyan is the author of the novel “Salt Houses” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and of the poetry collections “Hijra,” “Four Cities,” and “Atrium.” Joshua Ferris is the author of “The Dinner Party and Other Stories” (Little, Brown, 2017), “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” “The Unnamed,” and “Then We Came to the End.” This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, September 22, 2 p.m.
Poetry and Prose Reading
Sandra Cisneros and Victor Hernández Cruz

Sandra Cisneros is the award-winning author of numerous books, including “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life” (Knopf, 2015), “Woman Hollering Creek,” and “The House on Mango Street.” Victor Hernandez Cruz is a greatly accomplished poet whose works include “The Mountain in the Sea: Poems,” “Maraca: New and Selected Poems, 1966-2000,” and “Panoramas.”

Friday, September 22, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is the author of “i’m alive / it hurts / i love it” (boosthouse, 2014) and “There Should Be Flowers” (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). A reading showcasing the student talent of NYU's graduate Creative Writing Program alongside a headlining guest author.
Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Meghan O’Rourke (with Deborah Landau)

Meghan O’Rourke’s newest book is “Sun in Days: Poems” (W. W. Norton, September, 2017). She is also the author of the poetry collections “Once” and “Halflife” and the memoir “The Long Goodbye,” and is the recipient of the Guggenheim Award for Nonfiction, the Mary Sarton Poetry Prize, the Lannon Literary Award, and the Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Award. She is a visiting faculty member at the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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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