The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2016 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Jonathan Safran Foer (April 7), Charles Bock (April 14), and Anne Enright (April 28), among others.

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The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2016 Reading Series continues in April with events featuring Jonathan Safran Foer (April 7), Charles Bock (April 14), and Anne Enright (April 28), 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 Subways: F, L, M (14th Street/6th Avenue); 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence Allison Bulger
Founded in 2014, the Axinn Foundation Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduating student of exceptional promise. Introduced by Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer in Residence Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novels "Everything Is Illuminated," (Harper Perennial, 2005) "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," (Mariner Books, 2006) and the book of non-fiction "Eating Animals" (Back Bay Books, 2010).

Friday, April 8, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: J. Scott Brownlee, James Byrne, Thomas Dooley, and Morgan Parker
J. Scott Brownlee's debut collection of poems is "Requiem for Used Ignition Cap" (Orison Books, 2015). James Byrne's most recent collection of poems is "Everything Broken up Dances" (Tupelo Press, 2015). A 2013 National Poetry Series selection, "Trespass," (Harper Perennial, 2014) is the debut collection from Thomas Dooley. Morgan Parker's debut collection "Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night" (Switchback Books, 2015) was selected for the 2013 Gatewood Prize.

Friday, April 8, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Sloane Crosley, Guest Author
Sloane Crosley is the author of the essay collections "I Was Told There'd Be Cake," (Riverhead, 2011) "How Did You Get This Number," (Riverhead, 2011) and the novel "The Clasp" (FSG, 2015).
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Charles Bock in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Charles Bock is the author of the novel "Beautiful Children," (Random House, 2009) which was a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. His most recent novel is Alice & Oliver (Random House, 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.
West 10th Launch Reading: Mira Jacob
Readings by guest author Mira Jacob and student contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s undergraduate literary journal. Mira Jacob is the author of the novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (Random House, 2015).

Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Presents: New Works with Tyehimba Jess, Jacqueline Johnson, and Marilyn Nelson
Tyehimba Jess is the author of "leadbelly" (Wave Books, 2005) and "Olio," forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016. Jacqueline Johnson is the author of "A Gathering of Mother Tongues" (White Pine Press, 1998). Marilyn Nelson is the author of most recently, How I Discovered Poetry (Dial Press, 2014) and My Seneca Village (namelos, 2015). Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
The Laureate for Irish Fiction Lecture: Anne Enright
"An Irishwoman Abroad: Maeve Brennan and the Streets of New York." 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). Presented by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Friday, April 29, 5 p.m.
CantoMundo Poetry Reading: David Campos, Willie Perdomo, Natalie Scenters-Zapico
David Campos is the author of "Furious Dusk" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015). Willie Perdomo is most recently the author of "The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon," (Penguin, 2014) a finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. The debut collection of poems from Natalie Scenters-Zapico is "The Verging Cities" (CLP, 2015). Hosted by Deborah Paredez. Co-sponsored with CantoMundo and the PEN World Voices Festival.

Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Review Launch Reading: Amy Hempel and Tommy Pico
A reading by contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal. Amy Hempel is the author of four short story collections, later gathered and published in a single volume by Scribner, "The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel" (2006). Tommy Pico is the founder and editor-in-chief of "birdsong" and the author of "absentMINDR" (VERBALVISUAL, 2014). Co-sponsored with the PEN World Voices Festival.

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


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