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MFA Creative Writing
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  HUNTER COLLEGE
  THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
  Dept. of English
  695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
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Distinguished Writers Series, Spring 2018

 

Nathan Englander

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 7:00pm
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.

Nathan Englander is the author of four books of fiction, most recently the novel Dinner at the Center of the Earth. His other works include the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the short story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. He is currently a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU.

 

Peter Carey & Tom Sleigh

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 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.

Peter Carey and Tom sleigh will read excerpts from their new books, and Peter Carey will be in conversation with Belinda McKeon, author of "Tender" and "Solace." 

Tom Sleigh is the author of two books published this year: The Land Between Two Rivers: Poetry in an Age of Refugees, a book of essays, and the poetry collection One War Everywhere. Sleigh is also the author of multiple volumes of essays, translations and poetry, including Space Walk, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award, and is the director of the Hunter MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Peter Carey's new novel, A Long Way From Home will be published this year by Penguin Random House. Carey has won the Man Booker Prize twice, first for Oscar and Lucinda and then for True History of the Kelly Gang. His novel Parrot & Olivier in America was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and also the National Book Award. Carey is also the executive director of the Hunter MFA Program in Creative Writing. 

 

David Shields *NEW LOCATION*

Date: Tuesday, March 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.

David Shields has published over twenty books, most recently Other People: Takes and Mistakes in 2017. His other works include Black Planet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and New York Times best seller The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead. He has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

William Finnegan *NEW LOCATION*

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pm
NEW Location: Glass Cafeteria, Hunter College, West Building, 3rd floor (Enter buildling at the southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street, take escalator up to 3rd floor, walk toward the sky-bridge over 68th Street, and it's the glass-walled room on your left.)
RSVP: All readings are free and open to the public. No RSVP required. 

William Finnegan is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of five books. His memoir Barbarian Days won the Pulitzer Prize. He is a two-time winner of the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism and was twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

 

Mary Karr

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 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. 

Mary Karr is a poet and memoirist, known for her New York Times bestselling memoirs The Liars' Club (which also won a PEN award), Cherry, and Lit. She has published four volumes of poetry and has won a Whiting Writer's award for her poetry. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA grant and several Pushcart Prizes.