The New York University Creative Writing Program s Fall 2009 Reading Series continues in October with a number of special poetry and fiction readings and salons. Events are held in the program s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu
The New York University Creative Writing Programs Fall 2009 Reading Series continues in October with a number of special poetry and fiction readings and salons. Events are held in the programs Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. A schedule of October events follows:
- Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. The New Salon: Poets in Conversation, with Dara Wier. Ms. Wiers many poetry collections include Remnants of Hannah, Reverse Rapture, and Hat on a Pond. Her newest title is Selected Poems (Wave Books, September 2009). In conversation with Rob Casper. Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.
- Friday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. Poetry Reading: Forrest Gander and Lance Phillips. Mr. Ganders recent books include the novel As a Friend, the book of poems Eye Against Eye, and the translation Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems of Coral Bracho (a PEN Translation Prize Finalist). Mr. Phillips has published two books of poetry, Corpus Socius and Cur aliquid vidi, and a book of experimental autobiography, Imposture Notebook. Introduction by Matthew Rohrer.
- Thursday, October 8, 7:00 p.m. Fiction Reading: Mary Gaitskill. Ms. Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, nominated for the 2005 National Book Award, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her new story collection is titled Dont Cry (Pantheon, 2009).
- Friday, October, 9, 5:00 p.m. Poetry Reading: Kim Addonizio and Mark Bibbins. Ms. Addonizios third poetry collection, Tell Me, was a National Book Award Finalist. Her latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within. Mr. Bibbins is the author of The Dance of No Hard Feelings (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and the Lambda Award-winning Sky Lounge. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including two editions of The Best American Poetry.
- Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. Reading and Conversation: Breyten Breytenbach. Mr. Breytenbach is a poet, novelist, memoirist, essayist, and visual artist. In 1994 he received the Alan Paton Award for Return to Paradise. He won the prestigious Hertzog Prize for Poetry for Papierblom in 1999, and again in 2008 for Die Windvanger (Windcatcher). His two new titles are Intimate Stranger and Notes from the Middle World, both published in September 2009.
- Friday, October 16, 5:00 p.m. New York Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, hosted by series editor Molly Peacock. Featuring contributors to the inaugural anthology: Maleea Acker, James Arthur, Leanne Averbach, Yvonne Blomer, Barry Dempster, Aurian Haller, Bill Howell, Al Moritz, Jim Nason, Peter Norman, Alex Pierce, Joy Russell, David Seymour, and Anna Swanson.
- Thursday, October 22, 8:00 p.m. Fiction Reading: E. L. Doctorow, Introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer. Mr. Doctorow reads from his new novel, Homer and Langley (Random House, September 2009). His other novels include The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, Worlds Fair, and Billy Bathgate. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. Mr. Doctorow holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU. Note venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South.
- Friday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. Emerging Writers: Mark Doty, Guest Author. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the students of the NYU graduate Creative Writing Program, and features established writers as special guests. Mr. Doty, the only American poet to have won Great Britains T. S. Eliot Prize, is the author of six books of poems. His most recent collection, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, won the 2008 National Book Award. Note venue: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St.
- Thursday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. Poetry Reading: Rae Armantrout and Bernadette Mayer. Ms. Armantrouts most recent book of poetry, Versed, was published in 2009. Her other books include Collected Prose, Up to Speed, and Veil: New and Selected Poems. Ms. Mayer is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, including Midwinter Day and The Bernadette Mayer Reader. Her most recent collection is Poetry State Forest. Introduction by Matthew Rohrer.
- Friday, October 30, 7:00 p.m. Essay Anthology Reading: My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. Featuring contributors Scott Hightower, Paul Lisicky, Michael Montlack, Michael Schiavi, and Richard Tayson. Hosted by editor Michael Montlack.