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Public Reading Series/Emerging Writers Reading Series Spring 2006

New York University
Creative Writing Program Reading Series
Presented in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers with generous support from Robert E. Holmes 
Spring 2006 

Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading
Kazim Ali, Jacob Appel, Tyehimba Jess, Jennifer Knox, Ada Limón, Lidia Torres
Former students of the Graduate Creative Writing Program read from their new books of poetry and fiction.
Thursday, March 2
Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

Jonathan Lethem and Darin Strauss
Award-winning writer Jonathan Lethem is the author of many books of fiction, including the celebrated novel Motherless Brooklyn and Men and Cartoons: Stories. Darin Strauss is the author of the international best-selling novel Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy.
Thursday, March 30
Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

Poets on Poets Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks Charles Bernstein on Louis Zukofsky Frank Bidart on James Merrill
Presented in partnership with the Academy of American Poets.
Thursday, April 6
Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

The Goldwater Hospital Writing Project Benefit Honoring poet Tomas Tranströmer, with Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and the Goldwater Hospital Writers Tranströmer is the recipient of the 2006 Jean Kennedy Smith NYU Creative Writing Award of Distinction.  Volunatary donations are requested at the door to support the Goldwater Writing Project.
Monday, April 17 at 7:45 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

The Agha Shahid Ali Memorial Reading A Celebration of the Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish with Breyten Breytenbach, Carolyn Forché, Marilyn Hacker, Elias Khoury, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, and Jeffrey Sacks  This reading of work by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish coincides with the publication of the new book of poems in English translation, Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? (trans. Jeffrey Sacks), by Archipelago Books.  The Agha Shahid Ali Memorial Reading is an annual event in memory of the late Kashmiri-American poet who taught at NYU before his death in 2001.  This reading is an affiliate event of the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Thursday, April 27
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

MFA Graduate Student Reading
Join us for a reading by our graduating MFA students.
Friday, April 28 Fales Library in Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South  

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

This year’s reading series is made possible by generous support from the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund, established in The New York Community Trust by the founders of the Reader’s Digest Association. We are also grateful to Marvin Taylor at Fales Library for supporting events our events in Fales.  And we offer our special thanks to an anonymous donor whose important contribution has enabled us to host writers who participate in informal seminars with the graduate writing students prior to the readings.

Addtional Creative Writing Program Events:

The New York University Graduate Creative Writing Program

Hosts a special Memorial Reading to celebrate the life and work of alumna

Tory Dent

Poets reading and paying tribute to Tory will include:

Marilyn Hacker, Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Moss, Sharon Olds, Marie Ponsot and Adrienne Rich

Tory Dent is the author of three volumes of poetry: Black Milk; HIV, Mon Amour, which won the 1999 James Laughlin Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and What Silence Equals, the title taken from a slogan by the AIDS activist group Act Up.  Her honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund; The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award; and three PEN American Center Grants for Writers with AIDS. She passed away in December, 2005.

Monday, May 1st, 8 p.m.

Jurow Hall, Silver Center,  100 Washington Square East

This reading is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Creative Writing Program at (212) 998-8816.

The NYU Undergraduate Creative Writing Program Faculty Reading
Rachel DeWoskin, Elaine Equi, Rob Fitterman, George Foy, Bonnie Friedman, Tom McGonigle, Sophie Powell, Mark Rudman, and Darin Strauss
Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
19 University Place, 1st Floor Lounge
Free and open to the public.