The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series continues in November with events featuring Eimear McBride (Nov. 3), Leslie Jamieson (Nov. 11), and Patrick Rosal (Nov. 17), among others.
The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series continues in November with events featuring Eimear McBride (Nov. 3), Leslie Jamieson (Nov. 11), and Patrick Rosal (Nov. 17), 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 3, 7 p.m.
Eimear McBride’s debut novel “A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing” (Coffee House Press, 2014) won the Goldsmiths Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her novel “The Lesser Bohemians” is new this fall from Hogarth.
Friday, November 4, 5 p.m.
Ari Banias, Ishion Hutchinson, and Mike Lala
Ari Banias is the author of “Anybody” (W.W. Norton, 2016) and a chapbook, “What’s Personal is Being Here with All of You” (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012). Ishion Hutchinson is a Whiting Writers’ Award and PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award winner whose most recent collection is “House of Lords and Commons” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). Mike Lala is the author of “Exit Theater,” winner of the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, forthcoming from the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University.
Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Manuel Gonzales and Adam Haslett (with Darin Strauss)
Manuel Gonzales is the author of “The Miniature Wife & Other Stories” (Riverhead, 2013) and “The Regional Office Is Under Attack” (Riverhead, 2016). Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Adam Haslett most recently penned the novel “Imagine Me Gone” (Little, Brown and Company, 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Friday, November 11, 5 p.m.
Philip Levine’s My Lost Poets and The Last Shift
Michael Collier, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, and Tom Sleigh
A reading from two new posthumous titles by Philip Levine, the former U.S. Poet Laureate whose many awards in his lifetime included a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Hosted by Edward Hirsch.
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
Leslie Jamison is the author of the novel “The Gin Closet” (Free Press, 2010) and most recently a collection of essays, “The Empathy Exams” (Graywolf Press, 2014). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.
Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Patrick Rosal (with Laurin Macios)
Poet and essayist Patrick Rosal’s most recent collection is “Brooklyn Antediluvian” (Persea Books, 2016). In conversation with Laurin Macios. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Friday, November 18, 5 p.m.
Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Family
Garnette Cadogan, Alexander Chee, Angela Flournoy, and Amanda Rea
Garnette Cadogan writes about arts and culture for various publications. Alexander Chee is the author of the novels “Edinburgh” and “The Queen of the Night.” Angela Flournoy is the author of the debut novel “The Turner House,” a 2015 National Book Award finalist. Amanda Rea was awarded a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award. Hosted by editor John Freeman. Co-sponsored with Freeman’s.
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.