The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2015 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Pulitzer Prize Winners Charles Simic (April 16) and Michael Cunningham (April 17), National Book Award Winner Mark Doty (April 23), and others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2015 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Pulitzer Prize Winners Charles Simic (April 16) and Michael Cunningham (April 17), National Book Award Winner Mark Doty (April 23), and 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, April 2, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation: Scott Cheshire with Colum McCann
Scott Cheshire is the author of the debut novel “High as the Horses’ Bridles” (Henry Holt, 2014). This event is hosted by National Book Award winner Colum McCann.
Friday, April 3, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Erin Belieu, Jill Bialosky, and Cate Marvin
Erin Belieu’s most recent poetry collection “Slant Six” was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2014. Jill Bialosky’s newest collection of poems, “The Players,” is due out this February (Knopf, 2015). Cate Marvin’s third book of poems, “Oracle,” is forthcoming from W.W Norton.
Friday, April 3, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Nick Lantz
The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Nick Lantz is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently “How to Dance as the Roof Caves In” (Graywolf, 2014).
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th street
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Charles Simic
NYU Creative Writing Program Distinguished Poet-In-Residence and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic is most recently the author of “New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). Simic will be introduced by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau.
Friday, April 17, 5 p.m
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation: Michael Cunningham with Darin Strauss
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's latest novel is “The Snow Queen” (FSG, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, April 17, 7 p.m.
West 10th Launch Reading with Cathy Park Hong, Guest Author
Readings by guest author Cathy Park Hong and student contributors to West 10th, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s undergraduate literary journal. Cathy Park Hong’s third poetry collection, “Engine Empire,” was published by W.W. Norton in 2013.
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Mark Doty and Richard Siken
NYU Creative Writing faculty member and National Book Award winner Mark Doty's new collection is “Deep Lane” (W.W. Norton, April 2015). Richard Siken’s first book “Crush” (Yale University Press, 2005), was the winner of the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. His second book is “War of the Foxes” (Copper Canyon Press, April 2015).
Friday, April 24, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Randall Potts, and Matthew Rohrer
The newest book from Brett Fletcher Lauer is “A Hotel in Belgium” (Four Way, 2014). Anthony McCann’s fourth full length collection is “Thing Music” (Wave Books, 2014). “Trickster” (University of Iowa Press, 2014) is the second collection of poems from Randall Potts. The most recent book from NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Matthew Rohrer is “Surrounded by Friends” (Wave Books, April 2015).
Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m.
NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading with Guest Author Brian Castner
Readings by participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, which offers free classes to recent veterans, led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program. Brian Castner’s memoir “The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows” was an Amazon Best Book of 2012.
Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Poets in Conversation: Dorothea Lasky with Deborah Landau
Dorothea Lasky is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently “Rome” (Liveright/W.W Norton, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau, and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
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.