Creative Writing at The New School


Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:30 am to 8:00 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

oldsPulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds presents the lecture “Favorite Moments in Poems from Chaucer to Clifton.” In this annual Blaney Lecture, Olds will read and discuss poems that have been pivotal for her as a poet.

About the lecture:
The annual Blaney Lecture was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate.

The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and Academy of American Poets.

Cost: Free to all. First come, first serve.

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jankarskiNov. 1, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
University Center, The New School
63 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

This award ceremony honors Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and an influential voice drawing public attention to humanitarian issues around the world, such as human trafficking and war crimes. His coverage of Tiananmen Square protests and the Darfur genocide, as well as his reports about the violations of human rights across the globe have raised awareness about the humanitarian crisis the world faces today. Mr. Kristof was The New York Times’s first blogger and currently has more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter.

Nicholas Kristof will speak about Jan Karski, a heroic eyewitness to Nazi atrocities:

“Imagine Karski in the 21st Century: What Should We Fight for Today?”

See the PROGRAM.

Business attire. Free and open to the public.

Visit the JKEF website for information about VIP access and sponsorship opportunities. Or contact Karolina Koziura at 347-479-3868 or

To register for this event or to check out more information, please click here.



November 2, 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pen and Brush
29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY
(between Park Ave and Broadway)

"Pen and Brush Presents…" is a new reading series curated Disgustby MFA Alum Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors 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 - this week: Cynthia Manick, t’ai freedom for and Sally Wen Mao - each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

This reading is free & open to the public, RSVPs (email: are encouraged but not required.  Complimentary wine is available for audience and readers.

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November 2, 20-16, 6-8 p.m.
291 Church St.
New York, NY

Works on view from New School Alum Antonia Wright:



FERRANTE NIGHT FEVER! with John Turturro, Judith Thurman, Giancarlo Lombardi, & Darcey Steinkeelena-ferrante

November 3, 2016, 7:00 PM
Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

Actor John Turturro, critic Judith Thurman, professor Giancarlo Lombardi, and author Darcey Steinke join us for a celebration of two new works by Elena Ferrante. Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey is a selection of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews reflective of Ferrante’s consummate passion for writing. The Beach at Night is a short, moving, and mysterious children’s book for future and present readers of Ferrante’s beloved novels.

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November 4, 8-10 p.m.
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway
New York, New York 10025 

Join us this Friday  November 4th, for an evening of readings that explore the experiences that force us to confront who we truly are, and the ways we show ourselves to the world. This event is a new partnership between Lamprophonic and Narratively, a team effort to bridge our communities while celebrating literature. Free and open to the public (like all Lamprophonic events).

$8 whiskies specials all night!

Join us to hear:
-LIBBY EMMONS reading "The Day I Discovered I had A Secret Sister"
-JILLIAN RICHARDSON reading "The Dominatrix Class that Changed My Life"
-JOHN SURICO reading "My Grandmother's Words"
MEREDITH RAMIREZ TALUSAN reading "When a Father's Son Becomes His Daugher"

For more information on Lamprophonic, please click here.



Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, A510
66 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

Drawing on Gloria Anzaldua's borderlands framework, Chakira
Haddock-Lazala, Ph.D. (CHA-Harvard Medical School), Jesus Barrios
(Callen-Lorde Community Health Center + CUNY) and Tamara Oyola-Santiago
(Student Health Services) will lead us in a discussion about borders
from a psychological, public health and language justice perspective.

Some of the ideas we will explore:
How do we understand the concept of borderlands from our respective fields?
What is Latinx and how is Latinx a term at the borderland?
What do we gain/ lose from the term Latinx?
In what ways does this term bring us closer
to understanding the subjective person?

All are welcome and refreshments will be served!

Questions? Contact Sophia Williams at:

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November 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
505 West 23rd Street (near 10th Avenue at the foot of the High Line Steps)
New York, NY

Please join us for Richard Sandler's book launch and print exhibit, The Eyes of the City hosted by MFA student Anna Van Lenten (writer and editor) and James Price (Photo Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage). This project comprises decades’ worth of Sandler's best pictures, proving that his eye for street life rivals any of his generation. Copies of The Eyes of the City will be available for sale and photographer Jules Allen will moderate a talk.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time.

In the 1980s, the effects of crime and crack were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s, NYC underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations. Rents rose, and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character.

Throughout these turbulent and creative years, Richard paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact. The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.

For more information on the Half King Photography Series, 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.