The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series concludes in December with events featuring National Book Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Terrance Hayes (Dec. 3), poet Morgan Parker (Dec. 4), and poet Elizabeth Willis (Dec. 10), among others.

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The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series concludes in December with events featuring National Book Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Terrance Hayes (Dec. 3), poet Morgan Parker (Dec. 4), and poet Elizabeth Willis (Dec. 10), 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, December 3, 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading: Rickey Laurentiis and Terrance Hayes
The debut collection of poems by Rickey Laurentiis is "Boy with Thorn" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). "How to Be Drawn" (Penguin, 2015) is the most recent collection from MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes. The event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

 

Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Undergraduate Reading
Fall students read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

 

Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Morgan Parker, 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. Morgan Parker’s first collection of poems "Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night" was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and is out now from Switchback Books.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

 

Thursday, December 10, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Elizabeth Willis in Conversation with Alice Quinn
Elizabeth Willis is the author of five previous collections of poetry. Her most recent book is "Alive: New and Selected Poems" (New York Review Books, 2015). This event is hosted by Alice Quinn and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

 

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 www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
 

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