NYC Fall Readings: Tom Sleigh, Oct. 1; Peter Carey, Nov. 21

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

cordially invites you to a reading by
poet

Tom Sleigh

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY Graduate Center
The Martin Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th St.

New York City

Tuesday
October 1,
2013, at
6:30 p.m.

The reading will be followed by a conversation with poet Phillis Levin.

Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award.

He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an American Academy in Berlin Anna-Maria Kellen Prize, an Individual Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Widely anthologized, his poems and prose appear in The New Yorker, American Poetry ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewYale ReviewThreepennyAtlantic MonthlyPoetry, Tin House, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.

Phillis Levin has published four collections of poetry, most recently May Day, and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Her honors include the Norma Farber First Book Award, an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Hofstra University.

 

 

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

cordially invites you to a reading by

novelist

 

Peter Carey

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center

 

 

The Martin Segal Theatre

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.

New York City

 

Thursday
November 21,
2013, 7:00-9:00pm

 

Mr. Carey will be introduced by novelist Sigrid Nunez.

Peter Carey is one of only three writers in history to have won the Booker Prize twice, first for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang.  With Parrot and Olivier in America he became the first author to be simultaneously a finalist for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. A New York Times front page review described True History of the Kelly Gang as “Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.” Paul Auster describes Parrot and Olivier in America as “possibly the most charming and engaging novel this demon of a story-teller has yet written.” His most recent novel, The Chemistry of Tears, was published by Knopf in 2012.  He is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College in New York where he is Executive Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing.

 

Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia and Boston University.