All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home - unless otherwise noted.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th Street
Thursday, February 12, 7:00 PM
Fiction Reading: Jeffery Renard Allen and Marie-Helene Bertino
“Song of the Shank” (Graywolf, 2014) is the acclaimed new novel by Jeffery Renard Allen. Marie-Helene Bertino’s novel “2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas” (Crown, 2014) was selected as one of NPR’s 2014 Great Reads.
Friday, February 13, 5:00 PM
Akashic Books Presents: Nelson George, Bernice L. McFadden, and Arthur Nersesian
Featuring new publications from the independent Brooklyn-based publisher. This event is hosted by editor Aaron Petrovich and co-sponsored with Akashic Books.
Thursday, February 19, 7:00 PM
Cave Canem Presents: New Works by Antoinette Brim, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Gregory Pardlo, with Special Guest Patricia Smith
Patricia Smith is a four-time winner of the National Poetry Slam; her latest collection, “Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah,” appeared in 2013 from Coffee House Press. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation, a home for the many voices of African American poetry.
Friday, February 20, 5:00 PM
The New Salon: Megan Mayhew Bergman and Emily St. John Mandel in Conversation with Darin Strauss
Megan Mayhew Bergman’s story collection “Almost Famous Women” is new from Scribner (January, 2015). Emily St. John Mandel’s latest book is “Station Eleven: A Novel” (Knopf, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Allevents are free and open to the public. For more information, visit CWP website.