Jayne Anne Phillips and Tamas Dobozy will read from their recent works at New York University’s Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street, on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. A featured event in the NYU Creative Writing Program Spring Reading Series, the reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816.

Phillips joins the NYU Creative Writing Program as the first Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer in Residence. She is the author of the novels Machine Dreams, Shelter, and MotherKind, as well as the short story collections Black Tickets and Fast Lanes. Her work has appeared most recently in Harper’s, Granta, and Doubletake, and she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and an Academy Award in Literature by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Dobozy, assistant professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been named the inaugural Fulbright Visiting Chair in Creative Writing at NYU and is teaching during the spring 2007 term. He has published two collections of short stories, When X Equals Marylou (Arsenal Pulp, 2002) and Last Notes (HarperCollins, 2005).

The next event in the series takes place on March 23 and features Creative Writing Program alumni reading from their works.

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 director of the program is Deborah Landau. The Reading Series, sponsored in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers and with the generous support of Robert E. Holmes, is a vital component of the Writing Program, bringing both established and new writers to NYU.

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