The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring poet Matthew Zapruder (October 1), Luc Sante (October 9), and Renata Adler (October 22), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2015 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring poet Matthew Zapruder (October 1), Luc Sante (October 9), and Renata Adler (October 22), 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, October 1, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Matthew Zapruder in Conversation with Deborah Landau
Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, including “Come On All You Ghosts” (Copper Canyon, 2010), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and most recently “Sun Bear” (Copper Canyon, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, October 2, 5 p.m.
Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Srikanth Reddy
Srikanth Reddy is the author of “Facts For Visitors” (University of California Press, 2004), “Voyager” (University of California Press, 2011), and “Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry” (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Friday, October 2, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Chinelo Okparanta, 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. Chinelo Okparanta is the author of “Happiness, Like Water” (Mariner Books, 2013) and “Under the Udala Trees,” forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this fall.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
A Reading by the Academy of American Poets Chancellors
Some of the most acclaimed poets of our day come together on one stage to read from their latest work. With Elizabeth Alexander, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alicia Ostriker, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze, Anne Waldman, and C. D. Wright. Presented by the Academy of American Poets and co-sponsored with NYU Skirball Center. Tickets: www.nyuskirball.org or 866.811.4111.
Note Location: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place
Friday, October 9, 5 p.m.
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Program Thirtieth Anniversary Reading: Bill Cheng, Luc Sante, and Dan Spiotta
Bill Cheng’s first novel is the critically acclaimed “Southern Cross the Dog” (Ecco, 2014). “The Other Paris” is Luc Sante’s most recent novel, forthcoming from FSG this fall. Dana Spiotta’s most recent novel “Stone Arabia” (Scribner, 2012) was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. This event is hosted by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, NYFA board member and author of the short story collection “Brief Encounters With the Enemy,” and the critically acclaimed memoir “When Skateboards Will Be Free.” Co-sponsored with NYFA.
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading: Jonathan Moody (winner) and Frank X Walker (judge)
Jonathan Moody was recently awarded the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for his second poetry collection, “Olympic Butter Gold” forthcoming in November 2015. Frank X Walker is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” (University of Georgia Press, 2013). This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, a home for the many voices of African American poetry.
Friday, October 16, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Carolina Ebeid and Roger Reeves
Carolina Ebeid’s debut poetry collection “You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior” is forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2016 as part of its Akrilica Series. Roger Reeves is the author of “King Me” (Copper Canyon Press, 2013).
Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m.
New York Review Books Presents: Renata Adler
Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic. She became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1963 and, except for a year as the chief film critic of The New York Times, remained at The New Yorker for the next four decades. She is the author of “Pitch Dark” and “Speedboat,” named winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for Best First Novel in 1976. Both books were re-released by New York Review Books in 2013. Her most recent nonfiction collection is “After the Tall Timber” (New York Review Books, 2015). Hosted by editor Edwin Frank. Co-sponsored with New York Review Books.
Friday, October 23, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: Adam Day, Monica McClure, January O’Neil, and Marjory Wentworth
Adam Day is a recipient of the PEN Emerging Writers Award, and the author of “Model of a City in Civil War” (Sarabande Books, 2015). Monica McClure’s debut poetry collection is “Tender Data” (Birds LLC, 2015). January O’Neil’s “Underlife” (Cavankerry, 2009) is part of the New Voice Series, and her most recent collection is Misery Islands (Cavankerry, 2014). South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth is the author of three poetry collections, most recently “New and Selected Poems” (University of South Carolina Press, 2014).
Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Saeed Jones, 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. Saeed Jones is the author of “Prelude to Bruise” (Coffee House Press, 2014).
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Rowan Ricardo Phillips in Conversation with Ishion Hutchinson
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of “The Ground” (FSG, 2013) and most recently “Heaven” (FSG, 2015). This event is hosted by Ishion Hutchinson and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Launch Party: Henri Cole, Mariama J. Lockington, and Jenny Offill
A reading by contributors to Washington Square, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal.
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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