The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series continues in November with events featuring Rick Moody (November 5), Yusef Komunyakaa and Robin Coste Lewis (November 19) as well as Garth Risk Hallberg and Julia Pierpont (November 20), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series continues in November with events featuring Rick Moody (November 5), Yusef Komunyakaa and Robin Coste Lewis (November 19) as well as Garth Risk Hallberg and Julia Pierpont (November 20), 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, November 5, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Rick Moody in Conversation with Darin Strauss
NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Rick Moody’s most recent novel “Hotels of North America” is forthcoming from Little, Brown in November. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, November 6, 5 p.m.
Tomaž Šalamun Memorial Tribute
A tribute honoring Tomaž Šalamun, a prominent poetic figure in the Eastern European avant-garde and author of more than 40 collections of poetry in Slovenian and English, with Joshua Beckman, Phillis Levin, Matthew Rohrer, Tone Škrjanec, Dara Wier, and Drenka Willen.
Wednesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: A Special Issue of the Asian American Literary Review
Featuring Anida Yoeu Ali, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Monique Truong, Thuy Linh Tu, and Ocean Vuong. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. RSVP at www.apa.nyu.edu/events.
Note Location: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews.
Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York, An Anthology
Hosted by anthology editor John Freeman, with readings from contributors Garnette Cadogan, Rosie Schaap, and Hannah Tinti.
Friday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Kundiman Poetry Prize Reading: Lo Kwa Mei-en (winner) and special guests Tarfia Faizullah, Porochista Khakpour, and Jennifer Tseng
Lo Kwa Mei-en’s first book "Yearling" is the 2013 winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and out now from Alice James Books. Tarfia Faizullah’s (pictured) first book is "Seam" (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014). Porochista Khakpour is the author of two novels, most recently "The Last Illusion" (Bloomsbury, 2015). Poet and fiction writer Jennifer Tseng’s most recent work is the novel "Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness" (Europa Editions, 2015). This event is co-sponsored with Kundiman, an organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature.
Friday, November 13, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Joshua Cohen, 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. Joshua Cohen’s most recent work is "Book of Numbers: A Novel," out now from Random House.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Yusef Komunyakaa and Robin Coste Lewis
Pulitzer Prize winner and NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa’s new book is "The Emperor of Water Clocks" (FSG, 2015). The debut collection from recent NYU Creative Writing Program alumna Robin Coste Lewis is "Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems" (Knopf, 2015).
Friday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg and Julia Pierpont
Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of the illustrated novella "A Field Guide to the North American Family" (Mark Batty, 2007). His debut novel "City on Fire" is new this fall from Knopf. Julia Pierpont’s critically acclaimed first novel is "Among the Ten Thousand Things" (Random House, 2015). Both writers are alumni of the NYU Creative Writing Program.
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.