Creative Writing at The New School





Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Starr Foundation Hall, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

This event is open and free to all.

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, it was named a best book of 2016 by over fifty publications, including The New York Times, The New YorkerPublishers Weekly, and The Guardian, and is being translated into ten languages. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris ReviewA Public SpaceVICE, and elsewhere, and he has contributed nonfiction to The New YorkerThe London Review of BooksThe New York Times, and The Atlantic. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Arts Fellow. He lives in Iowa City.

Jameson Fitzpatrick's poems have appeared in The AwlBuzzFeed ReaderPoetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications), and teaches writing at New York University.

Moderated by Ben Fama, Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.  For more information, please click here.



Thursday, February 2, 2017
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

We aim to teach grammar in context, to incorporate corpus linguistics findings, to offer a lot of guided practice, and to get students to use the target grammar in open-ended ways. This session will take a critical look at today's ideas and present practical ways to make them work more effectively in your classes.

Irene E. Schoenberg has taught ESL for over two decades at Hunter College's International English Language Institute. She holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University. She has trained ESL and EFL teachers at the New School University, Columbia University's Teacher's College, and Hunter College's English Language Institute.

Ms. Schoenberg is the author of Talk about Trivia, Speaking of Values 1, Topics from A to Z, 1 and 2, Focus on Grammar 2. She is a co-author of Focus on Grammar 1, the True colors series, and Future 1 and Future 3.

Sponsored by the Department of English Language Studies at the New School and Pearson. For more information about this event, please click here.



pen and brush


Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
29 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

Pen and Brush Presents… is a new reading series curated by MFA alum Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to <> are encouraged but not required.

Join us for our first reading of 2017, featuring the work of:

Crystal Curry-Vassilakis, representing Coldfront and its editor Melinda Wilson (who read with the series in December). Crystal Curry-Vassilakis has had work appear both off and online in journals auch as VERSEDenver QuarterlyConduitOpen CityOctopus Magazine, and Action, Yes.  Curry received her B.A. in jourmalism and political science from Illinois State University and her M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she was a postgraduate fellow.  Curry is also the author of the chapbook Logotherapy Pant (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2008).

MFA student Jen Huh, representing The Inquisitive Eater and its editor Laura Cronk (MFA faculty). Jen Huh is an artist, designer, and poet, whose practice focuses on concept development and blending humor, text/typography, fine arts and product design. Jen has earned an MFA Degree in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry from the New School and has worked as a teaching artist in the New York public schools. She currently works as the Assistant Director of Advising, guiding students in the BFA programs at Parsons The New School for Design.

Elaine Equi, representing The Best American Poetry Blog and its managing editor Stacey Harwood. Elaine Equi’s latest book is Sentences and Rain from Coffee House Press. Her other collections include Click and CloneRipple Effect: New and Selected Poems, and Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe Nation, The New YorkerTin HousePoetry, and in many editions of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The New School.

For more information about Pen and Brush Presents... please click here.


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