Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th St.
(unless noted otherwise)
Friday, May 1, 4:00 pm
Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading with Marie Howe, Guest Author Readings by the Golden Writers, participants of a writing workshop for disabled adults led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Note Location: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East
NYU Emerging Writers Reading: Catherine Lacey The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Catherine Lacey is the author of the debut novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing” (FSG, 2014).
Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th street
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 pm
The New Salon: Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver with Charif Shanahan For her debut collection,
“Hemming the Water,” (Four Way, 2014) Yona Harvey was awarded the 2014 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Afaa Weaver’s most recent collection of poems is “City of Eternal Spring” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014). He is the recipient of the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. This event is hosted by Charif Shanahan and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America and the PEN World Voices Festival.
Friday, May 8, 5:00 pm
Cave Canem presents: New Works. With Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones, and Ladan Osman Amaud Jamaul Johnson’s most recent book, “Darktown Follies,” (Tupelo Press, 2013) received the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, 2014. The debut collection from Parneshia Jones is “Vessel” (Milkweed Editions, April 2015). Ladan Osman’s first book “The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony” (University of Nebraska Press, April 2015) won the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation and the PEN World Voices Festival.
Friday, May 8, 7:00 pm
NYU Creative Writing Program Undergraduate Reading Spring students read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading A celebration of the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), co-founder of the NYU Creative Writing Program. With Toi Derricote, Mark Doty, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon Olds, Myra Shapiro, Gerald Stern, and C. K. Williams. Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.
Note Location: Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street
These events are free and open to the public.
Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit the events page.