Creative Writing at The New School


An Evening with Luc Sante

An Evening with Luc Sante

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Author Luc Sante’s books include Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All your Darlings, and The Other Paris. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy (for album notes), an Infinity Award in Writing from the International Center of Photography, and Guggenheim and Cullman Fellowships. He has written for the New York Review of Books since 1981, has written for many other periodicals, and since 1999 has been Visiting Professor of Writing and the History of Photography at Bard College.

Moderated by Robert Polito, professor, the Creative Writing Program

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Cost: Free



A Tribute to Ruth Stone

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre, 50 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

An event honoring the poet Ruth Stone (1915-2011), featuring Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Major Jackson, Sharon Olds, Bianca Stone and Chard deNoird. Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Jennifer Tamayo will read recent work published in the first installment of The Ruth Stone Reader.

Co-sponsored by the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre and The Ruth Stone Foundation.

Admission is free.


The Artist Room with Rudy Francisco

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM

Washington Square Hotel - 103 Waverly Place New York, NY 10011

Washington Square Hotel and CMYK present the Artist Room, a new interactive happening, combining performance and technology to bring you up close with artists and go inside their creative world. Can a poem make you laugh? Cry? Get angry? Fall in love? February's installment of the Artists’ Room wants to find out. Acclaimed and award-winning spoken word poet Rudy Francisco brings his blend of social critique, introspection, honesty and humor to create a special poetry event. Couples and small groups enter a transformed hotel room where Rudy will create a personal performance in response to them and their energy. Each performance will be as different as your emotions. Discover what your experience will be!

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Global Warming and the Rise of Asia

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Tishman Auditorium: University Center - 63 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10003

The India China Institute's Flagship 2016 event will engage two renowned intellectuals –Amitav Ghosh and Prasenjit Duara – in a conversation on climate change and capitalism in Asia.

Amitav Ghosh -- Empire and the Anthropocene: Asia's Place in the Genealogy of Global Warming
In accounts of the Anthropocene, and of the present climate crisis, capitalism is usually the pivot on which the narrative turns. But this narrative overlooks a driver of history that is of equal importance: Empire and imperialism. The relation between capitalism and empire is not, and has never been, a simple one: in relation to global warming the imperatives of capital and empire have often pushed in different directions, producing some unexpected and counter-intuitive results. To look at the climate crisis through the prism of a Empire is to recognize that the continent of Asia is conceptually critical to every aspect of global warming: its causes, its philosophical and historical implications, and to the possibility of a global response to it.

Prasenjit Duara --  Network Asia and the Problem of Sustainability
The December 2015 Climate Change Summit was a landmark event for the global recognition of the planetary crisis of sustainability. But as is well known there are significant gaps between recognition and implementation of the largely voluntary commitments; the latter depends upon a range of monumental transformations not only in the market and technological management of carbon emissions but also notions of sovereignty that will have to allow for extra-national monitoring and changes in expectations and life-styles. The same globalization process, which has brought about this recognition had in the last decade also accelerated capitalist regionalization of the world, including the re-connection of Asian societies, especially around China, India and Southeast Asia, particularly ASEAN. While policy makers intended the integration of Asia to enhance capitalist competitiveness, the new or renewed connections will have to be mobilized equally to address problems of regional and global sustainability. What are the forces working for sustainability in the region and how can they be enhanced?

The talk will be moderated by Professor David Ludden, ICI Research Scholar & NYU History Professor.


The Poetry Brothel: Lupercalia

Sunday, February 14, 2016, Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm-12am

The Wooly, 11 Barclay Street, New York, NY

The late winter is finally here and what better way to warm our collective soul than to dance and dream and howl together, to remember the days in caves, the fire light, and the pastoral night? Join the Poetry Brothel at this season's Lupercalia! On February 14th, the whores of The Poetry Brothel will celebrate the she-wolf inside each of us by howling late into the night in a secret language that could only be pure poetry. Lupercalia is a pre-Roman festival devoted to the Wolf, celebrating fertility, and is considered by many scholars to be the most ancient precursor to today's Valentine's Day. The Madame invites you to cerebrate this history in all its ancient decadence. Wear your most primeval furs and paint your lips with blood, loves. The night's festivities will include live music by the Hot Club of Flatbush, burlesque by the lovely Foxx Von Tempt and Lilin Lace, and, of course, public and private readings by your darling poetry whores.

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