The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Dwayne Betts (Oct. 7), Ben Marcus (Oct. 20), and Andre Dubus (Oct. 27), among others.

Creative Writing Program Features Reginald Dwayne Betts, Ben Marcus, Andre Dubus, and More in Oct.
The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Dwayne Betts (Oct. 7), Ben Marcus (Oct. 20), and Andre Dubus (Oct. 27), among others, with most events held in the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House (above).

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2016 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Dwayne Betts (Oct. 7), Ben Marcus (Oct. 20), and Andre Dubus (Oct. 27), 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 6, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Emily Barton and Darryl Pinckney (with Darin Strauss)
Emily Barton’s most recent novel is “The Book of Esther” (Tim Duggan Books, 2016). “Black Deutschland” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) is the latest novel from Darryl Pinckney. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, October 7, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Aracelis Girmay, and Safiya Sinclair

“Bastards of the Reagan Era” (Four Way, 2015) is the second, and most recent, collection of poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts. Aracelis Girmay is the author of three collections of poems, most recently “The Black Maria” (BOA Editions, 2016). Safiya Sinclair’s first full-length collection is “Cannibal” (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry.

Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Campbell McGrath (with Alice Quinn)

Campbell McGrath is the author of ten collections of poetry. His most recent is “XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century” (Ecco, 2016). In conversation with Alice Quinn. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Friday, October 14, 5 p.m.
Fiction Reading
Alexandra Kleeman and Teddy Wayne

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine” (Harper, 2015) and the short story collection “Intimations” (Harper, 2016). Teddy Wayne’s latest novel is “Loner” (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Friday, October 14, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
Jennifer Tomayo

Performer and poet Jennifer Tamayo’s most recent book of poems is “YOU DA ONE” (Coconut Books, 2014).
Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
A Tribute to C. D. Wright
Lee Ann Brown, Peter Cole, Monica de la Torre, Carolyn Forché, Brecht Gander, Brenda Hillman, Ben Lerner, Deborah Luster, Frances Mayes, Jane Miller, Michael Ondaatje, Brenda Shaughnessy, Arthur Sze, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, and Michael Wiegers
Co-sponsored with the 92nd Street Y, the Academy of American Poets, the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center at CUNY, Copper Canyon Press, and the Poetry Society of America.
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue

Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Ben Marcus (with Darin Strauss)

Ben Marcus is the author of “Leaving the Sea” (Knopf, 2014), “The Flame Alphabet” (Knopf, 2012), and “Notable American Women” (Vintage Books, 2002). He is the editor of an anthology of contemporary fiction, “New American Stories” (Vintage Books, 2016). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Review Launch Reading
Matthew Baker, Emily Brandt, and Jay Deshpande

A reading by contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal.

Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Fiction Reading
Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books including the National Book Award finalist “House of Sand and Fog,” the novel “The Garden of Last Days,” the memoir “Townie,” and most recently the story collection “Dirty Love” (W. W Norton, 2013).

Friday, October 28, 5 p.m.
Callaloo Fortieth Anniversary Celebration Reading
Yusef Komunyakaa, Airea D. Matthews, and Gregory Pardlo

Pulitzer Prize winner and NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa’s most recent book is “The Emperor of Water Clocks” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). Airea D. Matthews’s forthcoming collection “simulacra” (Yale University Press, 2017) won the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Gregory Pardlo is the author of “Digest” (Four Way Books, 2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Co-sponsored with Callaloo, a Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.

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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