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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2010

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    Fiction Reading

    Lydia Davis

    Lydia Davis is the acclaimed author of five collections of short fiction, including "Varieties of Disturbance" (a 2007 National Book Award finalist) and "The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis," as well as a novel, "The End of the Story." Davis is also the translator of many French literary works, including "Swann’s Way" by Marcel Proust.

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Jonathan Lethem in conversation with Darin Strauss

    Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, one novella, two short-story collections, and a volume of essays. Lethem’s newest novel is "Chronic City." He is currently the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the NYU Creative Writing Program.

    In conversation with Darin Strauss

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    Poetry Reading and Conversation

    Dan Chiasson

    Dan Chiasson is the author of three books of poems, including his newest title "Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon" (Knopf, February 2010). His essays on poetry appear widely, and he serves as a poetry editor of "The Paris Review."

    In conversation with Deborah Landau

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    Fiction Reading

    A.M. Homes and Jeanette Winterson

    A.M. Homes is the acclaimed author of five novels, two short-story collections, and most recently a memoir, "The Mistress’s Daughter."

    Jeanette Winterson is the author of nine novels, including her latest, "The Stone Gods" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008). She writes for film, TV and theatre, and for children, and her work is published in 18 languages. www.jeanettewinterson.com

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    Poetry & Prose Reading

    Kazim Ali, Tao Lin, and Maaza Mengiste

    Poet and novelist Kazim Ali is the author of five books, most recently the transgenre work, "Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities" (Wesleyan University Press, 2009).

    Tao Lin is the author of five books of fiction and poetry, most recently the novella "Shoplifting from American Apparel" (Melville House, 2009).

    Maaza Mengiste’s debut novel, "Beneath the Lion’s Gaze," was published by W. W. Norton in January 2010. Photo © Miriam Berkley

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    New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Olena Kalytiak Davis

    Olena Kalytiak Davis is the author of three books of poetry, most recently "On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed" (The Hollyridge Press, 2009).

    In conversation with Deborah Landau

    Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

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    Poetry Reading

    Joel Brouwer, Rebecca Wolff, and Rachel Zucker

    Joel Brouwer is the author of three books of poems, most recently "And So."

    Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems. Her newest title is "The King."

    Rachel Zucker is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, "Museum of Accidents."

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    Poetry Reading

    Sharon Olds, Matthew Dickman, and Michael Dickman

    Sharon Olds is the author of nine books of poetry including "The Dead & the Living," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent collection is "One Secret Thing."

    Matthew Dickman is the author of "All American Poem," which won the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry.

    Michael Dickman’s first book of poems, "End of the West," was published in 2009.

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    Poetry Reading

    Edward Hirsch

    Edward Hirsch is the author of eight books of poetry including "Wild Gratitude," which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. His new book is titled "The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems" (Knopf, March 2010).

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    Alumni Reading

    Ishion Hutchinson, John Murillo, January Gill O’Neil, and Sung J. Woo

    NYU Creative Writing Program alumni read from newly published books. (Pictured: Sung J. Woo)

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    Creative Writing Program Graduate Student Readings

    Readings from thesis manuscripts of poetry and fiction.

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    Creative Writing Program Graduate Student Reading

    Readings from thesis manuscripts of poetry and fiction.

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    NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading with Guest Colum McCann

    This event features writers from the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop, a program founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to benefit recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants attend free weekly workshops led by teaching fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program. This year’s guest reader, Colum McCann, is the 2009 National Book Award winner for his novel "Let the Great World Spin." He is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels, including "This Side of Brightness," "Dancer," and "Zoli," all of which were international bestsellers.