The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring Gary Shteyngart (March 7), Brenda Hillman (March 8), and Morgan Parker (March 14)

The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring Gary Shteyngart (March 7), Brenda Hillman (March 8), and Morgan Parker (March 14), 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).

Friday, March 1, 5 p.m.
The Secrets of Publishing: A Reading and Panel Discussion
Erin Hosier, Dan Jones, Rakesh Satyal, and Rob Spillman
Moderated by Susan Shapiro

Erin Hosier has been a literary agent since 2001, formerly at the Gernert Company before moving to Dunow, Carlson & Lerner in 2007. Daniel Jones has edited the “Modern Love” column in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times since its inception in October 2004. Rakesh Satyal is a senior editor at Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Rob Spillman is editor and co-founder of Tin House, a literary magazine.

Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Darryl Pinckney and Gary Shteyngart
In conversation with Darin Strauss

Darryl Pinckney is the author of two novels, High Cotton and Black Deutschland, and two works of nonfiction, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature, part of the Alain Locke Lecture Series, and Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy. He is currently a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the NYU Creative Writing Program. Gary Shteyngart is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, and, most recently, Lake Success (Random House, 2018). He is also the author of the memoir Little Failure

Friday, March 8, 5 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Brenda Hillman and Craig Morgan Teicher

Brenda Hillman is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Practical Water, for which she won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry; and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry; and most recently Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2018). In 2016, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of three books of poems: The Trembling Answers, which won the 2015 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; To Keep Love Blurry; and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry. His first collection of essays We Begin in Gladness, was published by Graywolf in November 2018. 

Friday, March 8, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series
Guest Author: Rivka Galchen

A reading showcasing the student talent of NYU's Graduate Creative Writing Program alongside an established writer. Rivka Galchen’s first novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, was published in 2008 and was awarded the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Her short-story collection, American Innovations, was published by FSG in 2014.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, and Magical Negro (Tin House, February 2019). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be published by Delacorte Press in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. Parker is an alum of the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she received an MFA in poetry.

Friday, March 15, 5 p.m.
Writing Across Genres: A Panel Discussion
Mira Jacob, Alexandra Machinist, Lisa Pearson, and Hannah Tinti
Moderated by Harriet Shenkman
Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter

Mira Jacob’s debut novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers selection. Her graphic memoir Good Talk is forthcoming from One World in March 2019. Alexandra Machinist is a partner and literary agent at ICM Partners in New York City. Lisa Pearson is the founder of Siglio Press. Hannah Tinti is the author of the novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize; the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award; and the novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, a national bestseller. She teaches creative writing at New York University’s MFA program and is co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine. 

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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