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Tyehimba Jess, Nicole Krauss, and Carl Phillips Among Those Featured at Creative Writing Program Events in Jan. & Feb.


The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2018 Reading Series commences with events featuring Tyehimba Jess (Jan. 25), Nicole Krauss (Feb. 8), and Carl Phillips (Feb. 9), among others.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2018 Reading Series commences with events featuring Tyehimba Jess (Jan. 25), Nicole Krauss (Feb. 8), and Carl Phillips (Feb. 9), 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 25, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Tyehimba Jess (with Alice Quinn)
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, “Leadbelly” and “Olio.” “Olio” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author's Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, January 26, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading
Christine Schutt and Leni Zumas
Christine Schutt’s first novel, “Florida,” was a National Book Award finalist; her second novel, “All Souls,” a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Her stories have appeared in NOON, Granta, Harper's, Oxford American, Fence, and other publications. Leni Zumas is the author of the new novel “Red Clocks” (Little, Brown, January 2018); the story collection “Farewell Navigator” (Open City, 2008); and the novel “The Listeners” (Tin House, 2012), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Eve L. Ewing, sam sax, and Lisa Russ Spaar
Eve L. Ewing’s first collection of poetry, essays, and visual art, “Electric Arches,” was published by Haymarket Books in fall 2017. sam sax is the author of “Madness” (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series and “Bury It” (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of many collections of poetry, including”Blue Venus” (Persea, 2004), “Vanitas, Rough” (Persea, 2012), and “Orexia” (Persea, 2017).

Friday, February 2, 5 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Claire Messud (with Darin Strauss)
Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of five previous works of fiction including “The Emperor’s Children” and “The Woman Upstairs,” her most recent novel is “The Burning Girl” (W. W. Norton, 2017).

Thursday, February 8, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Nicole Krauss (with Darin Strauss)
Nicole Krauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, “Great House,” a finalist for the National Book Award and Orange Prize, and “The History of Love,” which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. Her most recent novel, “Forest Dark” (Harper, 2017) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017, and a national bestseller. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, February 9, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Carl Phillips
Carl Phillips is the author of a dozen books of poetry including the most recent “Wild Is The Wind (2018),” “Silverchest (2013),” nominated for the Griffin Prize, “Double Shadow (2011),” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and finalist for the National Book Award. Phillips was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006, and since 2011 he has served as the judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Friday, February 9, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
A reading showcasing the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program with guest writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s debut novel is Harmless Like You was the winner of 2017 The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street

Thursday, February 15, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading
André Aciman and Susan Choi
André Aciman is the author of several novels, including “Call Me by Your Name” (winner of a 2007 Lambda Literary Award) and a 1995 memoir, “Out of Egypt,” which won a Whiting Award. Susan Choi's second novel, “American Woman,” was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and her third novel, “A Person of Interest,” was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.

Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Airea D. Matthews, Emily Skillings, and Bianca Stone
Airea D. Matthews is the author of the poetry collection “simulacra” (Yale University Press, 2017), selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection “Fort Not” (The Song Cave, 2017). Bianca Stone is the author of the “Someone Else's Wedding Vows,” “Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours.”

Friday, February 23, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Presents: New Works
Kamilah Aisha Moon, Marcus Wicker, and Yolanda Wisher
Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of “Starshine & Clay” (Four Way Books, 2017) and “She Has a Name” (Four Way Books, 2013). Marcus Wicker’s first collection “Maybe the Saddest Thing” (Harper Perennial) was a National Poetry Series winner and his latest, “Silencer” (2017) is a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Yolanda Wisher is the author of “Monk Eats an Afro” (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) and co-edited the anthology Peace is a Haiku Song (Philadelphia Mural Arts, 2013). Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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 http://as.nyu.edu/cwp.html.