The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring Terrance Hayes (Sept. 8), Sharon Olds (Sept. 15), and Joyce Carol Oates (Sept. 29), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring Terrance Hayes (Sept. 8), Sharon Olds (Sept. 15), and Joyce Carol Oates (Sept. 29), 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 the Creative Writing Program's website. Subways: F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m.
2014 MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes is the author of five collections of poetry including “Lighthead,” winner of the National Book Award, and most recently “How to Be Drawn” (Penguin Books, 2015), a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.
Friday, September 9, 5 p.m.
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Leopoldine Core and Ariana Reines
Leopoldine Core is the author of the new short story collection “When Watched” (Penguin, 2016) and the poetry collection “Veronica Bench” (Coconut Books, 2015). Poet and playwright Ariana Reines is most recently the author of “A Sand Book” (Fence Books, 2016).
Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Sharon Olds (with Deborah Landau)
NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Sharon Olds is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, the T. S Eliot Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. Her collection “Odes” is new in September from Knopf. The event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)
Friday, September 16, 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 22, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Boris Fishman and Sigrid Nunez (with Darin Strauss)
Boris Fishman is the author of “A Replacement Life,” (Harper, 2014) and most recently “Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo” (Harper, 2016). The author of six novels, Sigrid Nunez’s most recent book is “Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag” (Riverhead, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, September 23, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading
Janine Joseph, Solmaz Sharif, and Ocean Vuong
Janine Joseph’s debut collection of poems “Driving without a License” (Alice James Books, 2016) won the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize. “Look” (Graywolf, 2016) is the debut collection of poems by Solmaz Sharif. Ocean Vuong’s first book is “Night Sky with Exit Wounds” (Copper Canyon, 2016).
Friday, September 23, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
ZZ Packer is the author of the acclaimed short story collection “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” (Penguin Books, 2004).
Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Joyce Carol Oates
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).
Friday, September 30, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Presents: New Works
Jonterri Gadson, Kevin Simmonds, Bianca Spriggs
Jonterri Gadson’s debut full-length collection of poems is “Blues Triumphant” (YesYes Books, 2016). Kevin Simmonds is the author of two collections of poetry, “Mad for Meat” (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and “Bend to It” (Salmon Poetry, 2014). Bianca Spriggs is most recently the author of “Call Her By Her Name” (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and the forthcoming “The Galaxy is a Dance Floor” (Argos Books, 2016). The event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
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.