Creative Writing at The New School


Publishing Panel with Susan Shapiro


Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, UL102 (lower level)

University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Join New School writing professor Susan Shapiro, author of the new novel What's Never Said and her former student Aspen Matis, author of the powerful debut memoir Girl In The Woods, with the editors and agents who shepherded their books to publication.

With Naomi Rosenblatt, editor-in-chief at Heliotrope Books; New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones, and agent Ryan Harbage.

Creating for Children's Media

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, Room A510 New York, NY 10011

Author and illustrator Roxie Munro will discuss her freelance children's book writing and illustration career, and her evolution into taking her work crossmedia. She'll talk about working with publishers, creating nonfiction, the "gamification" of children's content, and making interactive apps.

Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 40 books for children (including MazescapesAmazement Park; the Inside-Outside Books: New York City [New York Times Best Illustrated Award], Washington DC, Texas, London, Paris, and LibrariesFeathers, Flaps & Flops; Doors; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; Wild West Trail Ride Maze; Doors; Circus; Mazeways: A to Z; Rodeo; Go!Go!Go!Inside-Outside Dinosaurs; Market Maze; and the KIWi Jr. Storybooks nonfiction series.). Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. She received a Yaddo Fellowship in Painting. She lectures in museums, schools, libraries, and conferences, and teaches in workshops and the Paint in Italy program.

Moderated by Caron Levis, writing for children advisor, and Honor Moore, nonfiction coordinator.


 Cave Canem Poetry Reading: Timothy Liu and Metta Sama

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College

65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Timothy Liu is the author of eight poetry collections, including Vox Angelica, recipient of the 1992 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, Liu’s most recent book, Don’t Go Back to Sleep (Saturnalia, 2014), was a finalist for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award.

Metta Sáma teaches in the CUNY system; she currently directs the BFA-W program at Goddard College. Her poems, reviews, and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in hercircleezine, Vinyl, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Pebble Lake Review, among others. She is author ofSouth of Here from New Issues Press.

Moderator Zakia Henderson-Brown has received fellowships and scholarships from the Cave Canem Foundation, Callaloo Journal, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming inTorch, Reverie, Burner Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and the anthology Why I Am Not a Painter (Argos: 2011). She currently works as the Outreach Coordinator for The New Jim Crow at The New Press.



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Saturday, September 12, 4:00 pm

Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Meredith Graves (nonfiction), Will Chancellor (fiction), Amy Kurzweil (graphic memoir) will be reading. It will not be BYOB (bring your own beer), but rather, BYOB (buy yourself our beer), to support the mellowest pagiest librariest library of them all, Mellow Pages Library and the silentest barn of barns, Silent Barn

The Risk of Discovery Reading  Series

Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

Q.E.D.: A Place to Show and Tell, 27-16 23rd, Astoria, NY 11102

The Risk of Discovery Reading Series, created by Writing Program alum Micah Zevin, will have its grand finale (at this current location) with featured reader, poet, singer songwriter, Tony Paterniti. Here is the link to the facebook event page.

H.I.P. Lit presents "Très Brooklyn," an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event


Tuesday, September 15, 7:00-9:00 pm

Be Electric Studios, 1298 Willoughby Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn 11237

"Très Brooklyn" will offer a Parisian-themed evening of readings, conversation, and fun, with Brooklyn-based authors—Angie Niles (Bright Lights Paris),Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You), and Julie Orringer (The Invisible Bridge)—who have drawn inspiration from The City of Lights.

Moderated by H.I.P. Lit curators and publishing professionals Erin Harris, Brittney Inman Canty, and Kim Perel, the event will feature book signings, raffle prizes, refreshments (FREE BEER, while it lasts, courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery), music, and more. The authors' books will be available for sale by Greenlight Bookstore. Here is the link to the Facebook event, where you can RSVP.

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