The New York University Creative Writing Program begins its Fall 2015 Reading Series with events in September featuring National Book Award Winner Joyce Carol Oates, a tribute to poet Philip Levine, and novelist Lev Grossman.
The New York University Creative Writing Program begins its Fall 2015 Reading Series with events in September featuring National Book Award Winner Joyce Carol Oates (Sept. 10), a tribute to poet Philip Levine (Sept. 24), and novelist Lev Grossman, 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).
Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation: Joyce Carol Oates (with Darin Strauss)
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers “We Were the Mulvaneys” and “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the “New York Times” bestsellers “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” Her most recent title is “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age” (Ecco, 2015). Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, September 11, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Lynn Emanuel and Kimiko Hahn
Lynn Emanuel is the author of the collections “Noose and Hook” and most recently “The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected” (Pitt Poetry Series, 2015). Kimiko Hahn is the author of 10 collections of poetry, most recently “Brain Fever” (W.W. Norton, 2014).
Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Molly Antopol and Clancy Martin
Molly Antopol’s debut short story collection, “The UnAmericans” (W.W. Norton, 2014), was longlisted for the National Book Award. Clancy Martin is the author of the debut novel “How to Sell” (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), the memoir “Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), and the novel “Bad Sex,” new this fall from Tyrant Books. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
Friday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their careers.
Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.
A Tribute to Philip Levine
A tribute honoring the legacy of poet Philip Levine (1928–2015), Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at the NYU Creative Writing Program for over 15 years. With Kate Daniels, Toi Derricotte, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mari L’Esperance, Dorianne Laux, Paul Mariani, Jane Mead, Tomás Q. Morín, Sharon Olds, Tom Sleigh, David St. John, and Gerald Stern. Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Library of Congress, Queens College, 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
Friday, September 25, 5 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation: Rebecca Dinerstein and Lev Grossman (with Darin Strauss)
“The Sunlit Night” (Bloomsbury USA, 2015) is the highly acclaimed debut novel by Rebecca Dinerstein. “The Magician’s Land,” the bestselling third installment in Lev Grossman's “Magicians” series, was published by Viking in 2014. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
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.