Creative Writing at The New School


Poetry Reading with Elaine Equi, Melanie Neilson and Martine Bellen


Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 6:00-7:30 PM

NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Elaine Equi  has written over ten books of poetry; her latest book is Sentences and Rain from Coffee House Press. She teaches at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The New School and at New York University.

Melanie Neilson is the author of Palmyra Pieces and four other books of poetry. Neilson is completing a multi-year residency in the Brooklyn and Queens Public Library systems where she hosts readings and teaches.

Martine Bellen is the author of nine collections of poetry, including her just published This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected Poems. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

HIDEAWAY with Ken Murray, Elizabeth Sanders, and Brian Gresko


Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 8:30 PM

Be Electric Studios, 1298 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY


H.I.P Lit invites you to join  in "The Hideaway" for their next salon. New School alums Ken Murray, Elizabeth Sanders and Brian Gresko will regale us with stories hot off the pages of their debut novels and novels in progress, in the cozy lofted space at Be Electric Studios in Bushwick.  Mingling 'til late | BYOB | Free Admission.

The Poetry Brothel: Duende


Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, 8pm-12am

The Wooly, 11 Barclay Street, New York, NY, 10007

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive poetry experience set up as a decadent fin de siècle brothel. Poets performing under pseudonyms offer private, one-on-one poetry readings of their original work in candlelit back rooms…for money. In the front of house, audiences enjoy live music, burlesque performances, vaudeville, fortune tellers, live painting, and other related acts. On November 22nd, the theme is "Duende," which means we will be celebrating the sprit of evocation, the dance of decadence, and the rhythm of Flamenco with house band Talisman and flamenco dancer Xianix Barrera. The Madame’s acclaimed guests for the evening are Nick Flynn and Patricia Spears Jones. Tickets available here.

The Seventh Wave Launch Party


Monday, November 23, 2015, 7 p.m.

61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Seventh Wave is thrilled to announce the launch of its inaugural issue on Monday, Nov. 23, at 61 Local in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood. Founded by four New School alumni -- Brett Rawson, Joyce Chen, Zack Reeves, and Zeina Abi Assy -- The Seventh Wave is a publication that seeks to engage writers, thinkers, and artists from disparate fields to have conversations surrounding some of today's most pressing topics, one issue at a time. There will be a light reading, meaningful conversation, and a chance to mix and mingle with both friends and friendly strangers alike. Any and all are welcome, and we look forward to kicking off the holiday season with and in good spirits. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday Night Poetry: Elaine Equi + Joanna Fuhrman

Monday, November 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Elaine Equi’s latest book is Sentences and Rain from Coffee House Press. Her other collections include Click and Clone, Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems, The Cloud of Knowable Things, Surface Tension, Decoy, and Voice-Over, which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award.  Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, Tin House, Poetry, 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.  More info about Sentences and Rain.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of five books of poetry, including The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009). She is finishing up her tenure as the poetry editor of Ping Pong. Her poems have appeared in various journals including The Believer, Volt, New American Writing and various anthologies, including the Pushcart Prize 2011 and the Litscapes (Steerage Press 2015) She teaches poetry writing at Rutgers University, through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and in private workshops. For more see and



Monday , November 23, 2015,  7:00 p.m.

Asian American Writers' Workshop, 112 W 27th St, 6FL, New York, NY 10001

Celebrate the release of Union, a new anthology assembled by international literary journal Drunken Boat. Commemorating 50 years of Singaporean independence (as well as the journal’s 15-year anniversary), Union draws out underlying connections between Singapore and the United States, both heterogenous, cosmopolitan democracies. Ravi Shankar, the founding editor of Drunken Boat, will emcee a reading featuring acclaimed American writers Rachel HadasRand Richards Cooper, Sabina Murray, Stephanie Strickland, and Gregory Pardlo, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. They’ll be joined by Singaporean writers including New School student Christine Chia, Amanda Lee Koe, and Jee Leong Koh. Alvin Pang, who co-edited the anthology with Shankar, writes: “Here are poems and fiction that interrogate boundaries, and push against the confines of geography, history and culture… Here too is the shock of recognition that what ultimately unifies us may well be a shared loneliness and the desire for connection.”

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