Kelly Link, Marie Howe, and Valeria Luiselli Among Those Featured at Creative Writing Program Events in April and May


The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2017 Reading Series concludes with events featuring Kelly Link (April 6), Marie Howe (April 20), and Valeria Luiselli (May 4), among others.

The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2017 Reading Series concludes with events featuring Kelly Link (April 6), Marie Howe (April 20), and Valeria Luiselli (May 4), among others.

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2017 Reading Series concludes with events featuring Kelly Link (April 6), Marie Howe (April 20), and Valeria Luiselli (May 4), 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, April 6, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Kelly Link and Ottessa Moshfegh

Kelly Link is most recently the author of “Get in Trouble: Stories” (Random House, 2016). Ottesa Moshfegh’s most recent lovel is “Eileen” (Penguin Books, 2016).

Friday, April 7, 5 p.m.
David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form: A Panel Discussion
David Hering, David Lipsky, and D. T. Max

David Hering is the author of “Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays” (SSMG, 2010). David Lipsky is the author of “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace” (Broadway Books, 2010). D.T. Max is the author of “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace” (Penguin Books, 2013).

Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Maureen N. McLane (with Alice Quinn)

Maureen McLane is the author of three books of poetry, including “This Blue” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014) and “World Enough” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010), as well as “My Poets” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012), a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, April 14, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Clayton Eshleman in Conversation with Christian Campbell

Clayton Eshleman is the author of numerous books of poetry, including “Reciprocal Distillations” (Hot Whiskey Press, 2007), “Archaic Design” (Black Widow Press, 2007), and “An Alchemist with One Eye on Fire” (Black Widow Press, 2006). His translations of César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Aimé Césaire, Antonin Artaud, Michel Deguy, Bernard Bador, and Arthur Rimbaud have earned him numerous awards, including the National Book Award for his translation, with José Rubia Barcia, of César Vallejo's “The Complete Posthumous Poetry” (1979).

Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Poetry and Prose Reading
Marie Howe and Paul Lisicky

Marie Howe's latest collection of poetry is “Magdalene” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2017). She was the Poet Laureate of New York State from 2012-2014. Paul Lisicky is most recently the author of “The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship” (Graywolf, 2016).

Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
West 10th Launch Reading
Jenny Zhang

Readings by guest author Jenny Zhang and student contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s undergraduate literary journal. Zhang is the author of “Sour Heart” (Lenny, 2017).

Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett is the author of “The Sobbing School” (Penguin Books, 2016), a National Poetry Series selection.
Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Alex Dimitrov, Joanna Klink, and Mark Wunderlich

Alex Dimitrov's latest collection is “Together and By Ourselves” (Copper Canyon, 2017). Joanna Klink is most recently the author of “Excerpts from a Secret Prophesy” (Penguin Books, 2015). Mark Wunderlich’s third volume of poems is “The Earth Avails” (Graywolf Press, 2014).

Friday, April 28, 5 p.m.
The Others: An Epic Poem
Matthew Rohrer

A dramatic reading with special guests including Brett Fletcher Lauer, Cathy Park Hong, and Morgan Parker. Matthew Rohrer’s first collection of poetry, “A Hummock in the Malookas” (1995), was selected by Mary Oliver for the National Poetry Series. His books include “Surrounded by Friends” (Wave Books, 2015), “Destroyer and Preserver” (Wave Books, 2011), “A Plate of Chicken” (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and his latest collection, “The Others” (Wave Books, 2017).

Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Review Launch Reading
Jeremy Michael Clark, Andrew Mangan, and Kamilah Aisha Moon

A reading by contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal.

Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Valeria Luiselli and Hannah Tinti (with Darin Strauss)

Valeria Luiselli is the author of the book of essays “Sidewalks” and the novel “Faces in the Crowd” (Coffee House Press, 2014). Hannah Tinti’s new novel is “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” (The Dial Press, 2017). Co-sponsored with the PEN World Voices Festival.

Friday, May 5, 7 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Undergraduate Reading
Spring students read their creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m.
NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading
Mira Jacob

Readings by participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, which offers free classes to recent veterans. With Special Guest Mira Jacob, author of the novel “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing” (Random House, 2015).

Wednesday, May 10, 4 p.m.
Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading
Meghan O'Rourke

Readings by the Golden Writers, participants of a writing workshop for disabled adults. With Special Guest Meghan O'Rourke, author of the memoir “The Long Goodbye” (Riverhead, 2011) as well as the poetry collections “Once” (2011) and “Halflife” (2007).
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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