Creative Writing at The New School

The New School Creative Writing Program has moved four of our upcoming writing forum events online. Click each link below to register and receive information about how to attend, via livestream.

April 15: Critical Essay with Amanda Petrusich

Amanda Petrusich is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of three books. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Her criticism and features have appeared in the Times, The Oxford American, Spin, Pitchfork, GQ, Esquire, The Atlantic, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her most recent book, Do Not Sell At Any Price, explored the obsessive world of 78-r.p.m. record collectors. She is an assistant professor at New York University’s Gallatin School. 

Moderated by Honor Moore, faculty at the Creative Writing Program.

April 22: Fiction Forum with Kim Deitch

Cartoonist Kim Deitch reads from and discusses his new work, Reincarnation Stories

Kim Deitch has a reserved place at the first table of underground cartoonists. He got his start doing comic strips for the East Village Other in 1967 and in 1969 he succeeded Vaughn Bodé as editor of Gothic Blimp Works, the Other’s underground comics tabloid.

His Boulevard of Broken Dreams was named one of Time’s “100 Best Graphic Novels Ever Written” and he has been awarded an Eisner and an Inkpot Award. Deitch remains a true cartoonists’ cartoonist, adored by his peers as much as anyone in the history of the medium.

Moderated by John Reed, faculty in the Creative Writing Program

April 27th: Poetry Forum with Phillip B. Williams and Gala Mukomolova

Poets Gala Mukomolova and Phillip B Williams read from and discuss their work.

Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, IL native and author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He received a 2017 Whiting Award and 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Phillip is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl and currently teaches at Bennington College.

Gala Mukomolova is the author of Without Protection (Coffee House Press 2019) and the chapbook One Above One Below: Positions and Lamentations (YesYes Books 2018). She received her MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. Her past residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists and The Pink Door. In 2016, Gala was a recipient of the 92nd St.Y Discovery Prize. She writes astrology for NYLON and is cohost of the podcast Big Dyke Energy.

Moderated by Camille Rankine, faculty in the Creative Writing Program.

April 29: Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum with Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Kate’s titles include both fiction and nonfiction; she writes award-winning picture books, easy readers, chapter book series, and novels for young readers. Her books are frequently nominated for state book award lists and have been honored with the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Golden Kite and Crystal Kite Awards, Riverby Award for Natural History Writing, and Nerdy Book Club Awards. Kate’s science themed books have also been selected as finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize and named to the NSTA/CBC list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. Kate is a frequent speaker at conferences for writers and educators and visits schools all over the world to talk with students about books, writing, and the power of curiosity.

Moderated by Caron Levis, faculty with the Creative Writing Program.

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Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.