The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2013 Reading Series concludes with events featuring Sherman Alexie (Nov. 7), Tao Lin (Nov. 14), D.A. Powell (Nov. 21), and Jayne Anne Phillips (Nov. 22).
All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.) and are free and open to the public—unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. Subways: F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Friday, November 1, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Dexter Booth, Introduced by Major Jackson
Dexter Booth’s manuscript “Scratching the Ghost” (Graywolf, 2013) won the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book. With introductory readings by honorable mentions Cherene M. Sherrard and Saeed Jones. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Reading: Sherman Alexie and Robert Hershon, Introduced by Chuck Wachtel
Sherman Alexie’s newest release is “Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories” (Grove, 2012). Robert Hershon’s latest poetry collection is “Goldfish and Rose” (Hanging Loose, 2013).
Friday, November 8, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Mark Levine, Geoffrey Nutter, Kathleen Ossip, and Rebecca Wolff
Mark Levine’s most recent book is “The Wilds” (University of California Press, 2006). In June 2013, Wave Books released Geoffrey Nutter’s “The Rose of January.” Kathleen Ossip’s long-awaited second book of poems is “The Cold War” (Sarabande Books, 2011). Rebecca Wolff’s latest poetry collection is “The King” (W. W. Norton, 2010).
Friday, November 8, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Jesse Ball, Guest Author
Jesse Ball’s novel “Silence Once Begun” is forthcoming from Pantheon in January 2014. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.
NOTE LOCATION: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Tao Lin and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh in Conversation with Darin Strauss
“Taipei,” Tao Lin’s third novel, was published in June by Vintage. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s story collection “Brief Encounters with the Enemy” was released in August by Dial Press.
Friday, November 15, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Anna Journey, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and Martha Rhodes
Anna Journey’s second book is “Vulgar Remedies” (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s “People on Sunday” is out this fall from Wave Books. Martha Rhodes is the author of four poetry collections, most recently “The Beds” (Autumn House, 2012).
Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: D. A. Powell in Conversation with Alice Quinn
D. A. Powell’s fifth book, “Useless Landscape, or A Guide For Boys” (Graywolf), won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. In conversation with Alice Quinn. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, November 22, 5 p.m.
Reading: Nick Laird and Jayne Anne Phillips
Poet and novelist Nick Laird’s third poetry publication, “Go Giants,” is new this fall from W. W. Norton. Jayne Anne Phillips’ fifth novel, “Quiet Dell,” was published in October by Scribner.
Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Natalie Diaz, Guest Author
Natalie Diaz is the author of the debut title “When My Brother Was an Aztec” (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street
Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Joshua Beckman in Conversation with Deborah Landau
Joshua Beckman’s ninth book, “The Inside of an Apple,” was published this fall by Wave Books. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Ilya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky’s newest work, in collaboration with Jean Valentine, is “Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva” (Alice James, 2012). Co-sponsored with the NYU Office of Global Services.
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 www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.