Fall 2017

NY Events

 

Sunday, Sep 17

Brooklyn, NY

Poetry at the BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Poets participating this year include Kaveh Akbar, Will Brewer, Carolyn Forché, Robin Coste Lewis, Layli Long Soldier, Aja Monet, Meghan O'Rourke, Morgan Parker, Tommy PicoErika L. Sánchez, sam sax, Nicole SealeyDanez Smith, Mai Der Vang, and Javier Zamora.

Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues
For a full calendar of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here.

 
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Thursday, Sep 28, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Meghan O'Rourke, with Deborah Landau

Meghan O'Rourke is the author of three poetry collections Sun in Days (W. W. Norton, 2017), Once (2011), and Halflife (2007), as well as a memoir, The Long Goodbye (Riverhead, 2012).  She has received  a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Thursday, Oct 5, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Nicole Sealey, with Alice Quinn

Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast (Ecco, 2017) and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review,  as well as fellowships from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell Colony and the Poetry Project.  She is the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Wednesday, Oct 25, 6:00pm

New York, NY

The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses

Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in subway cars and buses in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. To celebrate the new anniversary anthology of 100 superb poems (with a foreword by Billy Collins), many of the poets featured will gather to read their own poems and favorites by others from the past 25 years, including Aracelis GirmayMajor JacksonAda Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson,  Patrick Phillips, and Katha Pollitt. 

Admission is free.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue

 
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Monday, Nov 13

New York, NY

A CELEBRATION OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS
with Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif and Patricia Smith

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center hosts an evening of readings to celebrate the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks—part of a year-long, nationwide tribute to one of America's most influential poets.

Co-sponsored by Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration, the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the NYU Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL).

92nd Street Y | Unterberg Poetry Center
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

 
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Thursday, Nov 16, 7:00pm

New York, NY

Women Poets at Barnard: A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks with Jericho Brown, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Erica Hunt, Darryl Pinckney, and others.

A major American poet of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks is a writer of great formal mastery and intimate observation. The author of twenty separate volumes of poetry, including the celebrated A Street in Bronzeville(1945), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen (1949), and In the Mecca (1968), as well as the experimental novel Maude Martha (1953) and other volumes of prose and collected verse.
  
Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100 with the Poetry Society of America, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Columbia Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Free and open to the public.
Barnard
Held Lecture Hall
Barnard Hall, 3rd Floor