THE NEW SCHOOL PUBLIC PROGRAMS: WRITING & LITERATURE
September to december, 2013

A.M. Homes, Geoff Dyer, Charles Blow, The National Book Awards Reading and More

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This Book Will Save Your Life author A.M. Homes will appear at The New School on November 4

NEW YORK, August 27, 2012 – The School of Writing at The New School for Public Engagement, New York’s premiere presenter of readings, lectures and discussions on the cutting edge of literature, announces its public programming for September through December 2014. The season features more than 50 events with leading novelists, critics, poets, essayists and editors. Read on for highlights.

EDITOR’S NOTE: CLICK HERE FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF WRITING AND LITERATURE PUBLIC PROGRAMMING.

Nonfiction Forum with Geoff Dyer, September 24 at 6:30 P.M. Dyer’s books include Out of Sheer Rage (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), But Beautiful, Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment (winner of the ICP Infinity Award for writing on photography), The Missing of the Somme, the novels Paris Trance and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and a collection of essays Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. Moderated by Brenda Wineapple, faculty, Creative Writing at The New School. (Room A510, 66 W 12th Street. $5; free to all students, and New School faculty, staff and alumni.)

Riggio Forum with Charles M. Blow, September 25 at 6:30 P.M. Blow is the visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. As the graphics director and design director for news, his leadership has led the paper to win multiple awards for news design and info-graphics. Mr. Blow was previously the art director for National Geographic Magazine. The forum will be moderated by acclaimed critic and essayist Greil Marcus, faculty, Creative Writing at The New School. (Room A510, 66 W 12th Street. $5; free to all students, and New School faculty, staff and alumni.)

Academy of American Poets Awards Ceremony, October 25 at 7:30 P.M. Celebrate recipients of the premier collection of awards for poetry in the United States. Directly preceding the ceremony, the Academy will offer two panel discussions (“Poetic Explorations” at 12:30 P.M., and “The Poetic Impulse” at 2:00 P.M.), and the annual Blaney Lecture at 3:30 P.M. (Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street. Awards ceremony is free; panels and lectures $40 general/ $20 for students.)

Fiction Forum with novelist A.M. Homes, November 4 at 6:30 P.M. Homes is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collections, Things You Should Know, The Safety of Objects, and the best-selling memoir The Mistress's Daughter. The discussion will be moderated by poet Tom Healy, chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholars Program and visiting professor at The New School. (Room A510, 66 W 12th Street. $5; free to all students, and New School faculty, staff and alumn.i)

Cave Canem Presents: Poets on Craft with Nathalie Handal and Frank X Walker, November 12 at 6:30. The African American poetry collective brings two leading poets to The New School. Handal is the author of several collections, most recently Poet in Andalucia, and Walker has written Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride, Black Box and more. (Wollman Hall, 55 W. 11th Street; Free.)

The National Book Awards Reading, November 19, is a New School tradition that takes place on the eve of the awards ceremony. Finalists in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young People’s Literature (whose names will be announced October 16) will read excerpts from their work. (Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street; $10.)

EDITOR’S NOTE: CLICK HERE FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF WRITING AND LITERATURE PUBLIC PROGRAMMING.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence. Learn more at www.newschool.edu.

 

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