Creative Writing at The New School

The New School will be representing at the Brooklyn Book Festival again this year! The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. The festival includes readings, panels, and other literary events, as well as a large public bookfair. The New School will be present at bookfair booths 150 and 151, and many members of the The New School writing community will be participating in events throughout the day.

The New School at the Bookfair

LIT Magazine

LIT Magazine

Come meet staff, students, and alumni from The New School Creative Writing program at booths 150 and 151. We'll have copies of LIT, the graduate program literary journal, and 12th Street, the literary journal of the Riggio: Writing & Democracy Honors program. We'll also have promotional swag and information about all of our writing-related programs and events.

MFA Writing for Children alumni Caron Levis and Selene Castrovilla will be signing books at booth 20 at "Children's Day" of the festival on Saturday, at 1:00pm and 2:00pm respectively. Selene will also be at booth 107 on Sunday.

MFA alum and assistant professor Joseph Salvatore, who also serves as Books editor for The Brooklyn Rail, will be on hand at The Brooklyn Rail's bookfair booth 508 to answer questions about book criticism and submitting to the magazine.

Festival Events Featuring the New School Writing Community

Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, MFA Writing for Children alumni and co-authors of Tiny Pretty Things will be featured on the panel What Could Go Wrong? 2:00pm at the Youth Stage.

John Freeman, MFA Nonfiction faculty and editor of Freeman's Journal will be featured as a panel moderator.

MFA Fiction alum Sarah Gerard will be speaking on the Making a Novel From Life panel, 2:00pm at Congregation Mt. Sinai.

Corey Ann Haydu, MFA Writing for Children alum and young adult author, will be featured on the panel Where We Belong, Young Readers Stage, 11:00am on Saturday, September 19th, "Children's Day" at the festival.

Fiction and Writing for Children faculty member Ann Hood will be featured on two panels: Brutality and Faith, at 3:00pm on the North Stage, and Who? New! at 11:00am on the North Stage.

David Levithan, Writing for Children instructor and author of Two Boys Kissingis speaking at the panel A Question of Identity, 3:00pm at the North Stage.

Darryl Pinckney, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, will be featured on the panel New York Review of Books Presents: Civil Rights & Policing, at 11:00am at the Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom.

Bachelor's program alum Renée Watson, author of This Side of Home, will be speaking at the panel High School Confidential, at 5:00pm on the Youth Stage.

Assistant Professor Tiphanie Yanique will be featured on the panel The Center for Fiction Presents: Why Fiction Matters, at 12:00pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

12th Street Journal advisory board chair René Steinke, author of the novel Friendswood, will be featured at two panels: St. Francis College Presents Finalists of the St. Francis Literary Prize, at 10:00am at the St. Francis College Auditorium, and Matters of Life and Death, at 3:00pm at St. Francis McArdle.

Brooklyn Book Festival Book-End Events

You can also catch New School alumni at various Book-End events throughout the city!

H.I.P. Lit will present "Très Brooklyn," a Parisian-themed evening of readings, conversation, and mingling, hosted by MFA alumni Erin Harris, Brittney Inman Canty and Kim Perel. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00pm at Be Electric Studios (1298 Willoughby Ave) in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Navdeep Singh Dhillon Bikes it to the Brooklyn Book FestivalBrooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 20th
10:00am-6:00pm, rain or shine
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza at 209 Joralemon Street




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