The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Nicole Krauss (October 7) and Zadie Smith (October 29).

Creative Writing Program to Feature Zadie Smith, Nicole Krauss, and Others at October Events
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Nicole Krauss (October 7) and Zadie Smith (October 29).

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2010 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Nicole Krauss (October 7) and Zadie Smith (October 29). All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. Subways: F, L, M (6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street). All events are free, with the exception of the Poets Forum Reading (October 28), and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit

Friday, October 1, 2-4 p.m.

Panel Presentation: “Women in the Literary Arts”

VIDA, a new organization for women in the literary arts, seeks to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women through meaningful conversation and the exchange of ideas among existing and emerging literary communities. The panel presentation will feature nine founding members: poets Erin Belieu, Cate Marvin, Danielle Pafunda, Ann Townsend, and Amy King; fiction writers Susan Steinberg and Cheryl Strayed; children’s author Kekla Magoon; and creative nonfiction writer Barrie Jean Borich. The event is co-sponsored with VIDA.

Friday, October 1, 5 p.m.

The New Salon: Writers in Conversation--Joshua Ferris

The paperback edition of Joshua Ferris’s second novel, The Unnamed, is out recently from Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books (2010). In conversation with novelist and NYU faculty member Darin Strauss.

Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m.

Fiction Reading: Nicole Krauss

Great House: A Novel (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010) is the third book by writer Nicole Krauss.

Friday, October 8, 5 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Howard Altmann & D. Nurkse

In This House, Howard Altmann’s second collection of poetry, was published in April 2010 by Turtle Point Press. D. Nurkse is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently The Border Kingdom (Knopf, 2008).

Friday, October 8, 7 p.m.

Emerging Writers Reading Series: Amy Bloom, Guest Author

The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Amy Bloom’s most recent book is a collection of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (Random House, 2010).

Note venue: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m.

The New Salon: Poets in Conversation--Monica de la Torre

Translator and poet Monica de la Torre’s second and most recent book of poems is Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008). In conversation with Robert N. Casper. The event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, October 15, 5 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Don Paterson

Scottish writer, poet, and editor Don Paterson published Rain, his seventh collection of poems, in April 2010 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

Thursday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading

Cave Canem celebrates the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize with 2009 winner Indigo Moor as he reads from Through the Stonecutter’s Window. Introductory readings by Remica L. Bingham and Joanne McFarland, who each received honorable mention. The event is co-sponsored with the Cave Canem Foundation.

Friday, October 22, 5 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Julie Carr, Colin Cheney, and Erika Meitner

This evening features three winners of the 2009 National Poetry Series Open Competition. Julie Carr’s winning collection is Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), her fourth book of poems. Colin Cheney’s debut collection is titled Here Be Monsters (University of Georgia Press, 2010). Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010) is Erika Meitner’s second book of poems.

Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Poets Forum Reading

Some of the most acclaimed poets of our day come together on one stage to read from their latest work. Readers include Victor Hernández Cruz, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Marie Ponsot, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, and C.K. Williams. Tickets are $5-$10 and available online at or by phone at 212.352.3101 or 866.811.4111. Presented by the Academy of American Poets; co-sponsored by NYU’s Skirball Center and Creative Writing Program.

Note venue: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square

Friday, October 29, 2-4 p.m.

Engaged Poetics across the Big Pond

Smokestack publisher and U.K. poet Andy Croft is featured in a reading and conversation with Afaa M. Weaver and Minnie Bruce Pratt. The event is co-sponsored with Poets House.

Friday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Reading: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith’s most recent book is Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (Penguin, 2010). Smith is a newly appointed senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Note venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, Theater 101

Editor’s Note:

The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program occupies a townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, visit

The Skirball Center is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. The programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU’s mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. Led by Executive Producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and Director Michael Harrington, a natural and vital aspect of the Center’s mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance.

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