Elif Batuman, Kelly Link, and Danez Smith Featured at Creative Writing Program Events in October


The Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2017 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Elif Batuman (Oct. 12), Kelly Link (Oct. 20), and Danez Smith (Oct. 27), among others.

NYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
NYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2017 Reading Series continues in October with events featuring Elif Batuman (Oct. 12), Kelly Link (Oct. 20), and Danez Smith (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 5, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Nicole Sealey (with Alice Quinn)

Nicole Sealey is the author of “Ordinary Beast,” new from Ecco in September 2017, and “The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named,” winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. She is also executive director of Cave Canem and an alumna of the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and is hosted by its executive director Alice Quinn.

Friday, October 6, 5 p.m.
NYU Creative Writing Alumni Reading
Julie Buntin, Gabe Habash, Jaroslav Kalfar, and Kanishk Tharoor 

Julie Buntin is the author of “Marlena” (Henry Holt, 2017). Gabe Habash is the author of “Stephen Florida” (Coffee House Press, 2017). Jaroslav Kalfar is the author of “Spaceman in Bohemia” (Little, Brown and Company, 2017). Kanishk Tharoor is the author of “Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Elif Batuman and Nick Laird (with Darin Strauss)

Elif Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them,” and most recently, “The Idiot” (Penguin, 2017). Nick Laird is the author of three collections of poetry and three novels—most recently, “Modern Gods” (Viking, 2017). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, October 13, 5 p.m.
Poetry and Prose Reading
Mina Zallman Proctor and Craig Morgan Teicher

Minna Zallman Proctor is the author of “Landslide: True Stories” (Catapult, 2017) and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (Penguin Books, 2005). Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of six books of poetry; the latest is “The Trembling Answers” (BOA Editions, 2017).

Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Dana Levin, and Adrian Matejka

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of three collections of poetry, including “The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart,” “Apocalyptic Swing,” and, most recently, “Rocket Fantastic: Poems” (Persea, 2017). Dana Levin is author of four collection of poetry including “In the Surgical Theatre,” “Wedding Day,” “Sky Burial,” and “Banana Palace” (Copper Canyon, 2016). Adrian Matejka is the author of four collections of poetry, including “The Devil’s Garden,” “Mixology,” chosen for the National Poetry Series, “The Big Smoke,” finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and most recently, “Map to the Stars” (Penguin, 2017).

Friday, October 20, 5 p.m.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation
Melissa Febos and Kelly Link (with Darin Strauss)

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir “Whip Smart” and the essay collection “Abandon Me” (Bloomsbury, 2017). Kelly Link is the author of the story collections “Stranger Things Happen, Pretty Monsters,” “Magic for Beginners,” and “Get in Trouble” (Random House, 2016), a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Fiction. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Friday, October 20, 7 p.m.
NYU Emerging Writers Reading
Anna Noyes

“Goodnight, Beautiful Women” (Grove Press, 2016) is the debut story collection from Anna Noyes.
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street

Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Morgan Parker and Danez Smith

Morgan Parker is the author of “There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé” (Tin House Books, 2017) and “Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night,” which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Danez Smith is the author of “[INSERT] BOY,” winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay poetry and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and “Don’t Call Us Dead” (Graywolf Press, 2017).

Friday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Washington Square Review Launch Reading
Rivka Galchen, zakia henderson-brown, and Chinelo Okparanta

Rivka Galchen is the author of the novel “Atmospheric Disturbances” and the story collection “American Innovations: Stories,” both New York Times Best Books of the Year. Her most recent title is the nonfiction work “Little Labors” (New Directions, 2016). Zakia Henderson-Brown, a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets fellow, has received fellowships from Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo, and Cave Canem. Chinelo Okparanta is the author of the story collection “Happiness, Like Water” and the novel “Under the Udala Trees” (Houghton Mifflin, 2015).

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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