Graduating MFA students from the New York University Creative Writing Program will read from their works of fiction and poetry on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at NYU’s Bobst Library, Fales Collection (3rd floor), 70 Washington Square South. The event, which is the final one in the spring Creative Writing Program Reading Series, is free and open to the public; for further information call 212.998.8816.

Students in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU are part of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive. The program provides a stimulating and creative environment that fosters the development of talented writers committed to their craft. Through innovative literary outreach programs, a distinguished public reading series and an exciting public student reading series, special literary seminars with master writers, as well as the production of a high-quality literary journal, students participate in a dynamic literary community actively engaged in all aspects of the literary arts—writing, reading, teaching, publishing, and community outreach.

The NYU Creative Writing Program, with permanent faculty members E.L. Doctorow, Paule Marshall, Breyten Breytenbach, Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, 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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