Authors Deborah Eisenberg and Jayne Anne Phillips will read from their works on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m., as part of the New York University Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place at NYU’s Bobst Library, Fales Collection (3rd floor), 70 Washington Square South. For further information, the public may call 212.998.8816.
Deborah Eisenberg is the author of three short story collections, including Under the 82nd Airborne and All Around Atlantis. She is the author also of a play, Pastorale, produced by the Second Stage in New York in 1982, and has written for The New Yorker, Bomb, and The Yale Review. A professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, she is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim, and three O. Henry Awards.
Jayne Anne Phillips won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, for her first book, Black Tickets, a collection of short stories. She is the author also of Machine Dreams, Fast Lanes, Shelter, and, most recently, MotherKind. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Harper’s, Granta, and Doubletake.
The final event in the fall NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series will take place on December 1 and features the Program’s faculty Breyten Breytenbach, Philip Levine, Glyn Maxwell, Brian Morton, Sharon Olds, Irini Spanidou, and Chuck Wachtel.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, with permanent faculty members E.L. Doctorow, Paule Marshall, Breyten Breytenbach, Philip Levine, and Sharon Olds, has distinguished itself for over three decades as a leading national center for the study of literature and writing. The Creative Writing Program Director is Melissa Hammerle. The Reading Series, sponsored in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers and the Fales Collection at NYU, is a vital component of the Writing Program, bringing both established and new writers to NYU.
The NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series is made possible by generous support from the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund, established in The New York Community Trust by the founders of the Reader’s Digest Association. Additional support is provided by Robert E. Holmes.