Poets Dorianne Laux and Gerald Stern will read from their works on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m., as part of the NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Jurow Hall, NYU’s Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East. For further information, the public may call 212.998.8816.

Dorianne Laux’s new book of poetry, Facts about the Moon, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton this fall. She is the author of three previous collections of poetry and is the the co-author, with Kim Addonizio, of The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Laux is an associate professor in the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program.

Gerald Stern’s most recent collection of poems is Everything Is Burning. He has just been awarded, by the Academy of American Poets, the Wallace Stevens Award for proven mastery in the art of poetry, one of the most distinguished poetry awards in the U.S., which carries a $100,000 stipend.

The next event in the fall NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series will take place on November 3 and will feature short story writer Deborah Eisenberg and novelist Jayne Anne Phillips.

The NYU Creative Writing Program, with permanent faculty members E.L. Doctorow, Paule Marshall, 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.

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