The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2016 Reading Series begins this month with events featuring Martin Amis (Jan. 28), Anne Enright (Feb. 4), Eileen Myles (Feb. 18), among others.

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The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2016 Reading Series begins this month with events featuring Martin Amis (Jan. 28), Anne Enright (Feb. 4), Eileen Myles (Feb. 18), among others.

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2016 Reading Series begins this month with events featuring Martin Amis (Jan. 28), Anne Enright (Feb. 4), Eileen Myles (Feb. 25), 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, January 28, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Martin Amis in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Martin Amis is the author of 14 novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is The Zone of Interest (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize. Amis is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, January 29, 5 p.m.
A Reading of Irish Poets: Ciaran Berry, Eamon Grennan, and David McLoghlin
Ciaran Berry is the author of two collections of poems, The Sphere of Birds, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Award (Southern Illinois University Press/ Gallery Press, 2008) and The Dead Zoo (Gallery Press, 2013). Author of more than 10 collections of poetry, Eamon Grennan’s most recent work is There Now: Poems, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in October. David McLoghlin is the author of the collection Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2013).

Thursday, February 4, 7 p.m.
Poetry in America and the 1916 Easter Rising: A Reading and Discussion with
Anne Enright, Colum McCann, Alice McDermott, Paul Muldoon, and Matthew Thomas

This event is co-sponsored with Glucksman Ireland House NYU.
Tickets: www.irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu
Note Location: The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street

Friday, February 5, 5 p.m.
Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Rachel Zucker Presents “A Very Large Charge: The Ethics of 'Say Anything' Poetry”
Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently MOTHERs (Counterpath Press, 2013), a memoir, and The Pedestrians (Wave Books, 2014), a double collection of prose and poetry. Her book Museum of Accidents (Wave Books, 2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Friday, February 5, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Kirstin Valdez Quade, 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. Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas: Stories, forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Company this spring.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Samantha Hunt and Christopher Sorrentino in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Samantha Hunt is the author of The Invention of Everything Else (Mariner Books, 2009), winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, and Mr. Splitfoot, published in January by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Christopher Sorrentino’s novel Trance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006) was a National Book Award Finalist. His new novel is The Fugitives (Simon & Schuster, February 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Mary Jo Bang and Nick Flynn
Mary Jo Bang is the author of Elegy (Graywolf, 2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle award, and most recently The Last Two Seconds: Poems (Graywolf, 2015). Nick Flynn is the author of several books, including the memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (W.W Norton, 2005) and most recently the poetry collection My Feelings (Graywolf, 2015).

Thursday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Anne Enright
Man Booker Prize Winner and NYU Creative Writing Program Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, Anne Enright is the acclaimed author of six novels, three short story collections, a book of essays, and most recently The Green Road (W. W. Norton, 2015). This event is co-sponsored with the Arts Council of Ireland and Glucksman Ireland House NYU.
Note Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South

Friday, February 19, 5 p.m.
Cave Canem Presents New Works: Tonya M. Foster, Nate Marshall, Phillip B. Williams
Tonya M. Foster’s first collection of poems is A Swarm of Bees in the High Court (Belladonna*, 2015). Co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket, 2015), Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016) is the debut collection from Phillip B. Williams. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m. *
The New Salon: Eileen Myles in Conversation with Alice Quinn
Eileen Myles’s 1994 novel Chelsea Girls was re-issued by Ecco Press in 2015. Her most recent work is I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 (Ecco, 2015). This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. * PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT'S LOCATION HAS CHANGED, AND WILL NOW BE HELD AT NYU'S VANDERBILT HALL, TISHMAN AUDITORIUM,  40 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH.

Friday, February 26, 5 p.m.
Fiction and Poetry Reading: Elaine Equi, Sharon Mesmer, and Idra Novey
Elaine Equi is the author of more than 10 collections of poetry, most recently Sentences and Rain (Coffee House Press, 2015). Sharon Mesmer’s most recent book is Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books, 2015). Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown and Company, 2016) is the debut novel from poet and fiction writer Idra Novey.

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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