MFA Creative Writing
Fiction | Creative Nonfiction | Poetry

  HUNTER COLLEGE
  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
  Dept. of English
  695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
  T: 212 772 5164  F: 212 772 5411
  mfa@hunter.cuny.edu


Distinguished Writers Series, Fall 2018

 

Paul Beatty

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Paul Beatty is best known for his novel The Sellout, which in 2016 won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, making him the first American writer to win the Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of three other novels and two volumes of poetry. He teaches writing at Columbia University.

 

 

David St. John

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 7:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

David St. John is the author of eleven poetry collections and is the recipient of awards including the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters’ Rome Fellowship and Award in Literature. His 1994 collection Study for the World’s Body was nominated for the National Book Award, and his most recent publication is The Last Troubadour: Selected and New Poems (2017).

 

 

Susan Faludi

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 7:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, and The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America. Her most recent book, In the Darkroom, won the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction.

 

 

Donna Masini & Catherine Barnett

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 7:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Donna Masini is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently 4:30 Movie, and a novel. Her first collection That Kind of Danger was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship anda New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, among other honors.

Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry: Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are PiercedThe Game of Boxes, which received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and most recently Human Hours. She is also a recipient of honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers’ Award.

 

 

 

Lauret Savoy

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 7:30pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor (Southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Lauret Savoy’s books include Trace and The Colors of NatureTrace won the 2016 American Book Award and the 2017 ASLE Creative Writing Award. It was also a finalist for the 2016 PEN American Open Book Award and Phillis Wheatley Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and Orion Book Award.

 

 

Upcoming Distingiushed Writers

Elizabeth Strout

 

 

Deborah Eisenberg

 

 

Yiyun Li

 

 

Monica Youn