The New York University Creative Writing Program Fall 2007 Reading Series continues in October with a number of special readings and events. Most events are held in the program’s new home in Greenwich Village - the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street - unless otherwise noted. The series is free and open to the public, except for the event on October 18, co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. For further information, call Danielle Veith at 212.998.8850; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. A schedule of events follows:
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m. Reading and conversation with broadcaster and playwright Simon Armitage, author of The Shout: Selected Poems and a new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading. Introduced by this year’s judge, Carl Phillips, author of The Rest of Love, a finalist for the National Book Award. Features winner Dawn Lundy Martin and finalists Sean Hill and Nadia Nurhussein. Note venue: NYU’s Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East (at Waverly Place).
- Friday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m. Reading and conversation with Rebecca Wolf, author of the poetry collections, Manderley and Figment, and editor of Fence. Introduced by Matthew Rohrer, author of Rise Up.
- Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation. Featuring Myla Goldberg, author of the best-selling novel Bee Season, as well as Wickett’s Remedy and Time’s Magpie. In conversation with Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng.
- Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Reading and conversation with contemporary women poets: Olena Kalytiak Davis, And Her Soul Out of Nothing, shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities; Dana Levin, Wedding Day, In the Surgical Theatre; Chelsey Minnis, Bad Bad, Zirconia; and Meghan O’Rourke, Halflife; editor, Paris Review.
- Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. The New Salon: Poets in Conversation. Featuring Dan Chiasson, author of Natural History, The Afterlife of Objects, and One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. In conversation with Alice Quinn, poetry editor, The New Yorker. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. Note admission fee: $5, general public; free, PSA members and those with an NYU ID card.
- Friday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. Reading and conversation with Wang Ping. Chinese-born fiction writer, essayist, and poet, she is the author of The Last Communist Virgin.
- Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Reading: novelist Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, Demonology, and most recently, Right Livelihoods; and author Helen Schulman, The Revisionist, P.S., and A Day at the Beach. Note venue: NYU Bobst Library, Fales Collection (3rd fl.), 70 Washington Square South.
- Friday, Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. Reading and conversation with Angela von der Lippe, author of The Truth About Lou: A Novel. She is also senior editor at W.W. Norton and translator of Lou Salomé’s memoir of Rilke, You Alone Are Real to Me.