The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2015 Reading Series continues in May with events featuring New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe (May 1) and Kingsley Tufts Award winner Afaa Weaver (May 7), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2015 Reading Series continues in May with events featuring New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe (May 1) and Kingsley Tufts Award winner Afaa Weaver (May 7), among others.
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, May 1, 4 p.m.
Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading with Marie Howe, Guest Author
Readings by the Golden Writers, participants of a writing workshop for disabled adults led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Note Location: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East
Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Catherine Lacey
The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Catherine Lacey is the author of the debut novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing” (FSG, 2014).
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th street
Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver with Charif Shanahan
For her debut collection, “Hemming the Water,” (Four Way, 2014) Yona Harvey was awarded the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Afaa Weaver’s most recent collection of poems is “City of Eternal Spring” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014). He is the recipient of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. This event is hosted by Charif Shanahan and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America and the PEN World Voices Festival.
Friday, May 8, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem presents: New Works. With Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones, and Ladan Osman
Amaud Jamaul Johnson’s most recent book, “Darktown Follies,” (Tupelo Press, 2013) received the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, 2014. The debut collection from Parneshia Jones is “Vessel” (Milkweed Editions, April 2015). Ladan Osman’s first book “The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony” (University of Nebraska Press, April 2015) won the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation and the PEN World Voices Festival.
Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Undergraduate Reading
Spring students read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading
A celebration of the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), co-founder of the NYU Creative Writing Program. With Toi Derricote, Mark Doty, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon Olds, Myra Shapiro, Gerald Stern, and C. K. Williams. Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.
Note Location: Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street
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.