2009 Archive


Anselm Berrigan, Sara Shepard, and Erin Courtney: A Reading of Poetry, Fiction, and Playwriting from Brooklyn College Alumni

12/8/2009 — 9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn College
Free.

A Reading and Conversation with Danzy Senna

12/1/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
Baruch College
Free.

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series (Jonathan Safran Foer)

11/30/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Hunter College
Reservations required.

Writers of the Aran Islands (with Una Faherty)

11/30/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Lehman College
Free.

Read it and Reap: A Benefit Reading for City Harvest and an MFA Open House

11/30/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Suggested donation: $5.

E. Ethelbert Miller and asha bandele

11/20/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
Medgar Evers College
Free and open to the public.

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with Lori Carlson)

11/16/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series (Alice Notley & Claudia Rankine)

11/12/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Hunter College
Reservations required.

Queens College Evening Readings (Orhan Pamuk with Leonard Lopate)

11/10/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Queens College
$20 (free with CUNY student ID).

Elizabeth Nunez Reading

11/4/2009 — 4:00 p.m.
New York City College of Technology

Hunter College MFA Program Open House

11/3/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Hunter College
Please reserve your place per the Web page.

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with Oscar Hijuelos)

11/2/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn on My Mind: Writers Teaching Writers at Brooklyn College (Leonard Lopate with Ernesto Mestre, Joshua Henkin, Meera Nair, and Amy Hempel) <pdf>

10/28/2009 — 5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn College

Queens College Evening Readings (Mary Gaitskill with Leonard Lopate)

10/27/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Queens College
$20 (free with CUNY student ID).

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series (Mona Simpson & Patrick McGrath)

10/27/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Hunter College
Reservations required.

The New Salon in Queens: A Poetry Reading by Yusef Komunyakaa

10/21/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.

Leaving Little Italy: Last Words on a Locale

10/21/2009 — 2:30 p.m.
College of Staten Island
Free and open to the public.

Queens College Evening Readings (Robert A. Caro with Leonard Lopate)

10/20/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Queens College
$20 (free with CUNY student ID).

A Reading and Conversation with Joseph O. Connor, Fall 2009 Harman Writer-in-Residence

10/20/2009 — 5:45 p.m.
Baruch College
Co-sponsored by Poets & Writers.

Lorna Goodison Reading

10/20/2009 — 1:00 p.m.
New York City College of Technology
Free.

York College Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series (Elizabeth Nunez)

10/19/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
York College

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with Billy Collins)

10/19/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series (Carolyn Forche)

10/1/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Hunter College
Reservations required.

The 2009 Leon Levy Biography Lecture (with Robert Caro)

9/29/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with Harriet Alonso)

9/29/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

ASTORIA in Poetry and Images: Exile/People/Places

9/24/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
Queens College
Free and open to the public.

Black Artist as Activist: Writing Workshop (with Aracelis Girmay)

9/22/2009 - 12/15/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
Medgar Evers College
Free and open to the public (ages 16-25).

Jocelyn Lieu Fiction Reading

9/21/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Free and open to the public.

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with John Matteson)

9/21/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

York College Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series (Edwidge Danticat)

9/14/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
York College
Free and open to the public.

J Journal: New Writing on Justice Fall Issue Submission Deadline

9/1/2009
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Book Talk: Lecture Series (with Gregory H. Williams)

8/31/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College/Center for Worker Education
Free and open to the public.

2009 PEN Literary Awards

5/19/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free

37th Annual Spring Poetry Festival

5/15/2009
City College

Tom Sleigh, Marilyn Hacker, and MFA Students

Turnstyle Reading Series: Writers from the Master of Fine Arts Programs in Writing at CUNY

5/12/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Kamila Shamsie

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

5/6/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
RSVP required

Graduate Thesis Readings

5/4/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Hunter College (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Brooklyn on My Mind: Asian and Asian American Writers in the Literary Market <pdf>

5/4/2009 — 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn College
Tickets for this event are $5

Hettie Jones (with Alice Quinn)

The New Salon in Queens

5/4/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Free.

Conversation: Peter Nadas with Daniel Mendelsohn

PEN World Voices Festival

5/2/2009 — 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

East-West Storytelling

PEN World Voices Festival

5/2/2009 — 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Standing Before History: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

PEN World Voices Festival

5/2/2009 — 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Tribute to Harold Pinter

PEN World Voices Festival

5/2/2009 — 10:00 a.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Armin Petras: We Are Camera

PEN World Voices Festival

5/1/2009 — 8:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

The Language of Fear: A PEN Journal Event

PEN World Voices Festival

5/1/2009 — 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Dialogos Islenos: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Reinaldo Arenas and Blai Bonet

PEN World Voices Festival

4/30/2009 — 8:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Colin Harrison

Best-Selling Author Series at Kingsborough

4/30/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Kingsborough Community College
Free (reservations required).

Collaborations/Elaborations: The Music of Daniel Felsenfeld

PEN World Voices Festival

4/30/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Writers-in-Residence Reflect on Satchmo's Life and Times: Queens College MFA Candidates to Read New Works Inspired by Collections of the Louis Armstrong House Museum

4/30/2009 — 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Queens College
Free and open to the public.

Language in New Forms: The Work of Andrey Platonov

PEN World Voices Festival

4/30/2009 — 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Literary Arts Festival (headliner: Colson Whitehead)

4/30/2009 — 5:00 p.m.
New York City College of Technology
Free and open to the public.

Orange Groves, Olives, and The Last Fish Tale

PEN World Voices Festival

4/30/2009 — 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Work of Philip Roth: Norman Manea, Greil Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, and Norman Rush

Queens College Evening Readings

4/28/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
$20. Free with CUNY student ID.

Resonances: Writers on the Great Works

PEN World Voices Festival

4/28/2009 — 1:00 p.m.
Baruch College
Free and open to the public.

Sigrid Nunez

4/27/2009 — 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
College of Staten Island
Free and open to the public.

A Celebration of the Chapbook

4/23/2009 - 4/25/2009
The Graduate Center (and elsewhere)
Most events are free.

Denise Duhamel

4/22/2009 — 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
College of Staten Island
Free and open to the public.

Mark Strand

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

4/20/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
RSVP required

John Sayles

4/15/2009 — 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free; reservations required

Writing Poetry: Moving Passions to Verse (online course with Donna Masini)

4/13/2009 - 6/5/2009
School of Professional Studies

"My Happiness Bears No Resemblance to Happiness": A celebration of the Yale University Press' publication of Adina Hoffman's biography of poet Taha Muhammad Ali

4/7/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey Robinson

Poetics Group

4/3/2009 — 2:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center

Mac Wellman, Mark Mirsky, and MFA Students

Turnstyle Reading Series: Writers from the Master of Fine Arts Programs in Writing at CUNY

4/1/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Creative Writing Read-a-Thon

4/1/2009 — 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
LaGuardia Community College
Free

Phillip Lopate (with Leonard Lopate)

Queens College Evening Readings

3/31/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
$15. Free with CUNY student ID.

From Ghazal to Zuihitsu: A Conference on Translating Asian Languages and Culture

3/26/2009-3/28/2009
Queens College
Free and open to the public.

First Annual Conference on Biography: New Forms-Biography for the 21st Century

3/26/2009 — 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Darcey Steinke

3/26/2009 — 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Baruch College
Free.

Kent Haruf

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

3/25/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
RSVP required

George Packer

Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program

3/24/2009 — 5:45 p.m.
Baruch College
Free and open to the public; co-sponsored by Poets & Writers.

Lisa Robertson and Sina Queyras

Poetics Group

3/20/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center

A Reading and Presentation by David Grubbs and Amy Hempel

3/18/2009 — 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn College

Kathryn Harrison, Nicole Cooley, and MFA Students

Turnstyle Reading Series: Writers from the Master of Fine Arts Programs in Writing at CUNY

3/12/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Paul Auster: "City of Words" (Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism)

3/12/2009 — 6:00 p.m.
City College
Free and open to the public.

Cynthia Ozick (with Leonard Lopate)

Queens College Evening Readings

3/10/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
$15. Free with CUNY student ID.

Jericho Brown (with Robert Casper)

The New Salon in Queens

3/9/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Free.

Aoibheann Sweeney: MFA Program in Creative Writing at Queens College and Literary Translation Spring 2009 Reading Series

3/4/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
Queens College
Free and open to the public.

Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer

2/27/2009 — 4:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

Paul Muldoon

Hunter College Distinguished Writers Series

2/26/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
RSVP required

Showcase Showdown: New Books by Students

Poetics Group

2/26/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center

Writing Workshops for Writers of Color

2/26/2009-3/1/2009
Medgar Evers College
Applications required.

A Roundtable on How Fiction Works: Peter Carey, E.L. Doctorow, and James Wood (with Leonard Lopate)

Queens College Evening Readings

2/24/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
$20. Free with CUNY student ID.

Richard Reeves

Best-Selling Author Series at Kingsborough

2/11/2009 — 7:30 p.m.
Kingsborough Community College
Free (reservations required).

Louis Asekoff, Kimiko Hahn, and MFA Students

Turnstyle Reading Series: Writers from the Master of Fine Arts Programs in Writing at CUNY

2/9/2009 — 6:30 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.

A Conversation with Maryse Conde & Elizabeth Nunez

1/28/2009 — 7:00 p.m.
The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public.