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Public Reading Series/Emerging Writers Reading Series Fall 2006

New York University - Creative Writing Program Reading Series
Presented in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers with generous support from Robert E. Holmes 

2006 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Winners
Rivka Galchen, Ellen Litman, Melissa Range, Emily Rapp, Rita Mae Reese, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their writing careers.
Friday, September 15
Ireland House, One Washington Mews

A Memorial for Stanley Kunitz
with Mark Doty, Marie Howe,Galway Kinnell, Gretchen Kunitz, Genine Lentine and Sharon Olds

"The poem comes in the form of a blessing-'like rapture breaking on the mind,'" wrote the late Stanley Kunitz in the introduction to Passing Through. When Mr. Kunitz died May 14, 2006, at 100, he left a legacy of creative endurance and an impassioned commitment to the preservation of poetry. Please join Mr. Kunitz's family, friends and fellow poets in a tribute.  This event is presented in association with the Academy of American Poets, Poets House, the Poetry Society of America and the NYU Creative Writing Program. This is a free event.
Wednesday, September 20, 8pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street)

Conor O'Callaghan and Vona Groarke
Distinguished Irish poets O'Callaghan and Groarke will read from their most recent collections, Fiction and Juniper Street respectively. Residents of Co. Louth, Ireland, O'Callaghan and Groarke spent the 2005-2006 academic year jointly holding the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University. This year they are teaching creative writing at Wake Forest University. This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Ireland House.
Thursday, October 26
Ireland House, One Washington Mews

Junot Díaz
Celebrated fiction writer Junot Díaz is the author of Drown.  His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), and in Pushcart Prize XXII.
Friday, November 3
Silver Center, Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Square East

Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine
A special reading by two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets.  Galway Kinnell’s new book of poems, Strong Is Your Hold, will appear this fall.  Philip Levine’s most recent book of poems is Breath.
Thursday, November 30
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South

Paule Marshall and The New Generation Series
Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Uzodinma Iweala

Paule Marshall celebrates the 10th anniversary of this series with readings by three emerging African writers.
Thursday, December 7
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South

All readings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free Admission.
For more information call the Creative Writing Program at 212-998-8816.

NYU's Emerging Writers Reading Series
Readings by students in the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program

Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A (Between East 2nd and 3rd streets)
Free Admission

Sunday, September 24, 2006 @ 7 p.m.
Rebekah Anderson (Fiction)
Jose Araguz (Poetry)
JP Borum (Fiction)
Mercer Bufter (Poetry)
Maaza Mengiste (Fiction)
John Murillo (Poetry)

Sunday, October 29, 2006 @ 7 p.m.
Mary McMyne (Fiction)
Shannan Rouss (Fiction)
R.A. Villanueva (Poetry)
Hope Wabuke (Fiction)
Adam Weidewitsch (Poetry)
Amber West (Poetry)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 @ 7 p.m.
Salita Bryant (Poetry)
Carolyn Clark(Fiction)
Jason Leahey (Fiction)
Bryan Miller (Poetry)
Jessica Ratigan (Poetry)
Eileen Sutton (Fiction)