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CWP Podcasts | Spring 2014

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    Fiction Reading

    E. L. Doctorow

    E. L. Doctorow is the author of numerous titles, including “Andrew’s Brain,” new this year from Random House. His work has garnered many awards including three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, and most recently the National Book Foundation’s 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Introduced by writer and fellow NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss, the reading is co-sponsored with the NYU Bookstore and Fales Library and Special Collections.

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    Poetry Reading

    Rae Armantrout and Mark Bibbins

    Pulitzer Prize–winner Rae Armantrout’s (pictured) latest collection is “Just Saying” (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2013). Mark Bibbins’s third book, “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full,” is due from Copper Canyon in spring 2014.

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    Poetry and Fiction Reading

    Joan Silber and Jean Valentine

    Joan Silber (pictured) is most recently the author of the story collection “Fools,” published by W. W. Norton in 2013. Jean Valentine’s collections include “Break the Glass” (Copper Canyon, 2010). The authors will be introduced by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Chuck Wachtel.

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    Poetry Reading

    Terrance Hayes

    Terrance Hayes’s fourth collection of poetry, “Lighthead” (Penguin, 2010), won the National Book Award.

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    CantoMundo Poetry Reading

    Laurie Ann Guerrero, Javier O. Huerta, and Manuel Paul López

    Featuring Laurie Ann Guerrero (“A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying,” University of Notre Dame, 2013), Javier O. Huerta (“American Copia: An Immigrant Epic,” Arte Público, 2012), and Manuel Paul López (“The Yearning Feed,” University of Notre Dame, 2013). The readers will be introduced by poet Javier Zamora and is co-sponsored with CantoMundo.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Cathy Park Hong (with Deborah Landau)

    Cathy Park Hong’s third book, “Engine Empire: Poems,” was published by W. W. Norton in 2012. The event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Fiction Reading

    Susan Minot and Jenny Offill

    Susan Minot’s (pictured) latest novel is “Thirty Girls” (Knopf, 2014). Jenny Offill’s second novel, “Dept. of Speculation,” was published by Knopf in January.

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    Poetry Reading

    Sharon Olds and Bianca Stone

    Sharon Olds’s (pictured) many books include “Stag’s Leap” (Knopf, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Bianca Stone’s “Someone Else’s Wedding Vows” is new from Tin House/Octopus Books in March 2014.

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    The Best Canadian Poetry 2013

    Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Louise Carson, Michael Fraser, Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson, Ruth Roach Pierson, Moez Surani, Hosted by Molly Peacock

    Series editor Molly Peacock hosts a reading by contributors to the annual anthology. This event is co-sponsored with Tightrope Books.

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    NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading

    Iris Dunkle, Lizzie Harris, Ben Schrank, Holly Thompson, Brian Trimboli, and Monica Wendel

    Featuring alumni reading from recently published books. Pictured: Lizzie Harris

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    Fiction Reading

    Joyce Carol Oates, Introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Blonde" (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Falls" (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and "The Gravedigger’s Daughter". Her most recent title is "Carthage" (Ecco, 2014). Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    Cave Canem Poetry Reading

    Douglas Kearney and Ruth Ellen Kocher

    Douglas Kearney’s latest collection is “Black Automaton” (Fence Books, 2009). Ruth Ellen Kocher’s “Goodbye Lyric” is due from Sheep Meadow Press in 2014. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.

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    Poetry Reading

    Laura Cronk, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and Rachel Zucker

    Readings by Laura Cronk (“Having Been an Accomplice,” Persea, 2012), Jennifer Michael Hecht (“Who Said,” Copper Canyon, 2013), and Rachel Zucker (“The Pedestrians,” Wave Books, 2014). (Note: due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances, Christina Pugh will not be reading). Pictured: Rachel Zucker

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    Write Relationships: Authors, Editors, and Agents

    Elyse Cheney, Fiona Maazel, Fiona McCrae, and Adelle Waldman

    A panel discussion with Adelle Waldman (“The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”) and her agent, Elyse Cheney (Cheney Literary Associates); and Fiona Maazel (“Woke Up Lonely”) and her editor, Fiona McCrae (Graywolf Press). Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association, this event is moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman. Pictured: Adelle Waldman

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    Washington Square Launch Party

    Joe Meno, Carl Phillips, and Simone White

    Featuring readings by contributors to the new issue of Washington Square, the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program. Pictured: Carl Phillips

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    n+1 Presents

    Rebecca Curtis and Emily Gould

    Readings and conversation on writing and debt by Rebecca Curtis (pictured) and Emily Gould, contributors to the New York–based literary magazine. This event is hosted by founding editor Keith Gessen and is co-sponsored with "n+1".

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    West 10th Launch Reading

    Tao Lin, Guest Author

    Featuring readings by guest author Tao Lin and student contributors to "West 10th," the literary journal produced by undergraduates in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

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    Lunchtime Conversation

    Maxine Hong Kingston

    The acclaimed author of “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts” discusses her life’s work. This event is co-presented with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. RSVPs required: www.apa.nyu.edu/events

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    Lunchtime Reading and Conversation

    Adam Begley (with Katie Roiphe)

    “Updike,” Adam Begley’s much-anticipated biography of John Updike, is out in April from HarperCollins. This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    Cyrus Cassells (with Charif Shanahan)

    “The Crossed-Out Swastika,” Cyrus Cassells’s fifth book, was published by Copper Canyon in 2012. Hosted by Charif Shanahan, this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Poetry Reading

    Grace Schulman and Alan Soldofsky

    Featuring Grace Schulman (“Without a Claim,” Mariner Books, 2013) and Alan Soldofsky (“In the Buddha Factory,” Truman State University Press, 2013).

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Gary Shteyngart (with Darin Strauss)

    Gary Shteyngart’s newest work is “Little Failure: A Memoir” (Random House, 2014). The event is hosted by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss.

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    Alice James Presents

    Cathy Linh Che, Sally Wen Mao, and Jamaal May

    Readings by Cathy Linh Che (“Split,” 2014), Sally Wen Mao (“Mad Honey Symposium,” 2014), and Jamaal May (“Hum,” 2013). This event is hosted by executive director Carey Salerno and is co-sponsored with Alice James Books, Cave Canem Foundation, and Kundiman. Pictured: Cathy Linh Che

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    The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

    Rachel Kushner (with Darin Strauss)

    “The Flamethrowers,” Rachel Kushner’s second novel, was released from Scribner in spring 2013. The event is hosted by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss.

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    NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Reading

    Phil Klay, Guest Author

    This reading features participants of the Veterans Writing Workshop, an initiative of the NYU Creative Writing Program offering free classes to veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Poetry and Fiction Reading

    Dan Chiasson and Lydia Davis

    Dan Chiasson’s fourth poetry collection is “Bicentennial” (Knopf, 2014). Lydia Davis’s newest title is “Can’t and Won’t: Stories” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Co-sponsored with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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    Lunchtime Poetry Reading

    Clayton Eshleman and Ed Pavlic

    As part of an NYU mini-festival within the PEN World Voices Festival, the Creative Writing Program joins departments across campus to offer free workshops and readings on May 2. National Book Award–winner Clayton Eshleman’s forthcoming collection is "Penetralia" (Black Widow Press, 2014). Ed Pavlić’s (pictured) "Visiting Hours at the Color Line" was published by Milkweed Editions in 2013.

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    Archipelago Books Presents

    Stacey Knecht, Richard Sieburth, and Chuck Wachtel

    As part of a mini-festival within the PEN World Voices Festival, the Creative Writing Program joins NYU departments across campus to offer free workshops and readings on May 2. This event features readings by Stacey Knecht, the translator of the newly published "Harlequin's Millions" by Bohumil Hrabal (Archipelago, 2014) and noted translator Richard Sieburth, along with remarks by writer Chuck Wachtel. Hosted by publisher Jill Schoolman and co-sponsored with Archipelago Books. Pictured: Chuck Wachtel

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    Poetry Reading

    Joshua Beckman

    Joshua Beckman reads poems as a precursor to his May 8th Bagley Wright lecture, "The Lives of the Poems."

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    The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

    J. D. McClatchy (with Alice Quinn)

    J. D. McClatchy’s “Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems” is out this year from Knopf. This event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

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    Fiction Reading

    Rivka Galchen and Laura van den Berg

    Rivka Galchen’s new title is “American Innovations,” a story collection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). Laura van den Berg’s (pictured) second story collection is “The Isle of Youth” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.)