Creative Writing at The New School

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Free Verse Meets In Scena!

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

South Bronx NeON (198 East 161st, Bronx, NY 10451)

Day of Italian poetry, theatre and translation. Bring your poem or story or song and work with 15 Italian Actors to translate your work into Italian! A cultural exchange between professional Italian actors and writers and emerging writers from the South Bronx community will feature performances of both classic and original works in English, Spanish, and Italian. Led by Dave Johnson, poet in residence for the Department of Probation.


Spring Soiree & Potluck

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Dias Y Flores Community Garden, 13th st between Avenue A and B, New York, NY 10009

You are cordially invited to a soiree, salon, gathering, shindig, what not, happening, potluck in the lovely fairy-filled community garden Dias Y Flores.

Please bring your lovely selves and be prepared to read a piece you've written, perform a monologue, dance, sing, play bagpipes, strum guitar, put on a finger puppet show, show a film, chant a script, holler a story, view a photograph, explain an invention, invent a philosophy, share an art work or do one live, feed us cake, show us something you've designed, tell us what you ate for breakfast, read a poem or absolutely anything you can think of and want to do but attendance requires you do or show something.

It is a pot luck so it would be grand if you brought something to eat. Whatever you please, some salad or your favourite dish or wine or beer or jellybeans or moonshine or rum-soaked strawberries or pickles or just your pretty self and your craft. If you have any darling darling talented friends you think would be into it, they are very welcome (but participation is a must... We're all vulnerable).



Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book Arts Room at Parsons School of Design, 66 5th Avenue, room M100

Triptych is a monthly reading series that brings together emerging and established writers for brief and luminous readings, is free and open to the public. Join us for the third reading of the season with Shireen Ahmed, Wo Chan, and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves.

Naked Angels

Naked Angels Reading feat. Alum Lowell Handler 

Tuesday, May 10, 9:00-11:00pm
Theater 80, 80 St. Marks Place, NYC

Tuesdays@9 is a free weekly cold reading series hosted by the renowned Off-Broadway theater company, Naked Angels. Each week excerpts from very new work (novels, solo pieces, plays, screenplays, musicals, songs, etc) are cold-cast and presented within a communal and social environment.  No tickets needed. Questions: email


Book Launch: The House that Made Me: Writers Reflect on the P No tickets needed.laces and People that Defined Them by Grant Jarrett in conversation with contributors Alice Eve Cohen, Porochista Khakpour, Julie Metz and Jeffery Renard Allen

Tuesday May 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street  Brooklyn, NY 11201

Acclaimed authors reflect on the concept of home and the experiences that helped shape them and their work.

About The House that Made Me:

Home— the place where we are born, where our first dreams were realized or reluctantly discarded, where family was defined. The very notion evokes powerful feelings, feelings as individual as our fingerprints, as enduring as the universe and as inescapable as gravity. In this candid, evocative collection of essays, a diverse group of acclaimed authors reflect on the homes, neighborhoods, and experiences that helped shape them. Moving and life-affirming, this poignant anthology gives fresh insight into the concept of Home. This anthology includes 19 essays by an array of award-winning authors, including Jeffery Renard Allen, Alice Eve Cohen, Pamela Erens, Ru Freeman, Roy Kesey, Porochista Khakpour, Tim Johnston, Paul McVeigh, Ellen Meister, Julie Metz, Jen Michalski, Laura Miller, Justine Musk, Kris Radish, Meg Tuite, Lee Upton, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.

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About The Author

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