WRITING PROGRAM EVENTS
AN EVENING WITH LAURIE SHECK
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Creative Writing Program faculty Laurie Sheck is the author of two hybrid fictions: the newly-published Island of the Mad which involves Venice, a mysterious notebook, and much else, and the hybrid work A Monster's Notes which is centered around the "monster" in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; as well as 5 books of poems. A Monster's Notes was nominated for the Dublin International Impac Award and was named one of the 10 Best Fictions of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. Herbook of poems, The Willow Grove, was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and has twice been awarded Fellowships from the NEA, as well as from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and others. She has also been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and the New Yorker. Poems have appeared in the Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. In spring 2012 she was the Sidney Harman Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence at Baruch College, CUNY, and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers.
Moderated by Robert Polito, faculty, the Creative Writing Program.
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. Open and free to all. Click here for more information.
TRIBUTE TO C.K. WILLIAMS
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
A reading to celebrate the late poet C.K. Williams, featuring: Jonathan Galassi, Edward Hirsh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Alan Shapiro, Chase Twichell, Susan Wheeler, and Adam Zagajewski.
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Free and open to all. Click here for more information.
THE NEW SCHOOL'S 4TH ANNUAL ALUMNI & FACULTY BOOK PARTY
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003
This year, 41 books have been published by alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing Program and 13 books have been published by Creative Writing faculty (find the full list of titles here).
Join Creative Writing at The New School for its annual book party in celebration of these publications and their authors.
Congratulations to all!
EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
WRITING ABOUT LOSS
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023
Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, will read excerpts from her 2012 best-selling work and discuss the process of writing about grief and mourning with poet Deborah Landau. More information can be found here.
PARSON'S MFA FINE ARTS SALON
Friday, February 17th, 6:30 PM
Parsons East Building, 25 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room 404
A judgement-free experimental space for everyone! The Parsons MFA Fine Arts program is seeking work of any kind to showcase in their upcoming salon. The event is hosted by students in the Parsons MFA Fine Arts program, and is open to all New School students working in any artistic medium. Writers, artists, photographers, performers, and musicians are all welcome!
They are also looking for contributions to their "Small Works" silent auction to benefit the MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Any small work under $25 will be accepted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13th to sign up to perform or showcase your work.
Contributions to the silent auction can be dropped off in Studio #33 on the 5th floor of 25 East 13th Street.
***Please bring snacks and drinks to share!!***
TNS AFTER HOURS READING SERIES FEAT. DIANCA LONDON
Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:00 Pm to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar Red Room, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
The first 2017 installment of TNS After Hours! Come one/come all--a huge dance party will follow the reading. We need this.
Your Readers: Matthew L. Thompson, Virginia Valenzuela, Matt Colangelo, Sarah Beach, Parrish Turner, Ivan Brave, Taylor Lannamann, Dianca London
Full details here.
HALF KING PHOTO SERIES: "DIAGRAM OF THE HEART"
Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
There's a small but vibrant cottage industry of Muslim women writing romance novels, littattafan soyayya, in Northern Nigeria, a region best known for the acts of terrorist group Boko Haram. Guided by the themes of these novels, Glenna Gordon's "Diagram of the Heart" explores the romance, tradition, love, and loss in the lives of women in Northern Nigeria. Copies of Glenna's award-winning book Diagram of the Heart will be available for sale. Please join Half King for a talk and screening with Glenna and moderator Anna Van Lenten on Monday, February 20th. Details here.
FICTION BY BLACK WRITERS: WHO ARE THE READERS?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
$10 / $5 for BHS Members
The Brooklyn Historical Society will host a panel discussion on assumptions about the marketability of books by black writers and solutions to increase readership with Essence Magazine book editor Patrik Bass; Vice President, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of new-old Random House imprint One World Chris Jackson; novelist and President of the Authors Guild Roxana Robinson, and Ibrahim Ahmad, senior editor at Akashic Books. The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Nunez. Purchase tickets here.
POLITICS & LIES
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
25 East Gallery, 25 E. 13th St., 5th floor. NY, NY. 10003
“Politics and Lies” is an exhibition curated by second year, MFA Fine Arts student Luma Jasim, in reaction to the political scene we are facing these days. The exhibition features a group of MFA artists and writers to create a dialogue between Art and words.
Manar Abdelmaboud, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Gal Cohen, Sareh Imani, Robert Panichpakdee, Alex Salerno, Andrés Martínez, Zacry Spears, Layo Bright, Marija Markovic, Katie Chambers, and Luma Jasim
Ajay Arora, Keri Smith, Wynne Kontos, Hillary Ferguson, Stacie Leone Bornsten
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GLASS ACTRESS NYC LAUNCH
Sunday, February 26, 4–6 p.m.
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
A reading to support the release of Nicole Steinberg's new full-length poetry collection, GLASS ACTRESS, out on February 15, 2017 from Furniture Press Books.
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
Hosted by PETER BOGART JOHNSON