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Public Reading Series/Emerging Writers Reading Series Spring 2007

New York University
Creative Writing Program Reading Series
Presented in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers with generous support from Robert E. Holmes 
Spring 2007

Galway Kinnell 80th Birthday Celebration
with E. L. Doctorow, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ann Marie Macari, Sharon Olds, Grace Paley, Gerald Stern, C. K. Williams
Presented in Partnership with Poets House, Cooper Union and Blue Flower Arts.
Thursday, February 1 • Cooper Union, Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street

Colm Tóibín
This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Ireland House.
Tuesday, February 6 • Ireland House, One Washington Mews

Jayne Anne Phillips & Tamas Dobozy
Thursday, March 8 • Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street

Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading
Jacqueline Bishop, Natalie Danford, Matt Donovan,  Kathleen Graber, Tyehimba Jess
Friday, March 23 • 19 University Place, 1st Floor Auditorium

The Goldwater Writing Project Benefit Reading
Honoring Russell Banks with Francine Prose and the Goldwater Hospital Writers
Thursday, April 5 Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

Yusef Komunyakaa--CANCELLED (plans to reschedule for Fall 2007)
Thursday, April 12
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

MFA Graduate Reading
Friday, April 27 • 19 University Place, 1st Floor Auditorium

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

Additional Spring 2007 Readings

The NYU Creative Writing Program presents an evening of fiction and poetry to benefit
Washington Square, The Literary Journal of the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program

Molly Brodak
Katie Crouch
Christina Duhig
Ross Gay
Lynne Procope
Mary Rechner

Friday, January 26th at 7 p.m.
Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction

34 Ave A (at 2nd St.)

Darin Strauss will be announcing the Summer 2007 Washington Square Contest winners!
Suggested donation $10, $5 for students
Includes copy of the new issue and a back issue!


The Canadian Consulate & The New York University Creative Writing Program present:
Crossing the Border: North American Bi-National Poetics
a reading and panel discussion on comparative aesthetics, raising the profile of Canadian literature in the U.S. market, and Canada-U.S. publishing industry differences.

Moderated by:
Tamas Dobozy, inaugural Fulbright Visiting Chair in Creative Writing at NYU and author of two short story collections, When X Equals Marylou
and Last Notes.

With Canadian poets:
A.F. Moritz, author of Night Street Repairs, 2005 winner of the ReLit Award for the best poetry book published in Canada. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Poetry's 2004 Bess Hokin Award and the Southwest Review's 2005 Elizabeth Matchett Stover Award. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto.

Paolo Javier, author of 60 lv bo(e)mbs and the time at the end of this writing, which received a Small Press Traffic Book Award. He recently completed a full-length play, Lunatic, and has presented dramatic works at Poet's Theater Jamboree in San Francisco. He also edits 2nd Ave Poetry.

Adeena Karasick, author of six books of poetry and poetic theory, The House That Hijack Built, The Arugula Fugues, Dyssemia Sleaze, Genrecide, Mêmewars, and The Empress Has No Closure. She is also Professor of Poetry and Global Literature at St. John's University in New York.

Friday, March 2
6-8 pm
New York University
19 University Place, First Floor

Free & Open to the Public. To RSVP and for more information, call 212-596-1680 or email

The NYU Creative Writing Program, with faculty members including Breyten Breytenbach, E.L. Doctorow, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Paule Marshall, Sharon Olds and Chuck Wachtel, has distinguished itself for more than two decades as a leading national center for the study of literature and writing. The Reading Series is a vital component of the Writing Program, bringing both established and new writers to NYU. For more information visit us at