The Creative Writing Lecture Series

The Writing Program's 2016 - 17 Creative Writing Lecture Series welcomes writers Lauren Groff, Otessa Moshfegh, and Brian Evenson to Columbia University School of the Arts for talks on literary craft.

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The Creative Writing Lecture Series, now in its ninth year, brings distinguished writers to Columbia for original talks on literary craft. The writers are diverse and brilliant, with a wide range of artistic strategies, and each talk turns into a short course on the challenges of making vital literary art. Among our past guests are Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Gaitskill, James Wood, Michael Chabon, Jennifer Egan, Nicholson Baker, and Lydia Millet (above).

All events are free and open to the public. They are held in Dodge Hall (2960 Broadway, Room 501) on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University, at 116th Street and Broadway, at 7 pm; any schedule or location changes will be posted. The series is sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program

—Series Director Ben Marcus
 
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Spring 2016 Events
Lauren Groff
 
Lauren Groff
Wed, Sept 28, 2016, 7 pm
Room 501, Dodge Hall
Use main campus entrance: 2960 Broadway
 
Lauren Groff is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels: The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short-story collection, Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and several Best American Short Stories anthologies; has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers and the L.A. Times Book Prize. more
 
 
Otessa Moshfegh
 
Otessa Moshfegh
Wed, Nov 9, 2016, 7 pm
Room 501, Dodge Hall
Use main campus entrance: 2960 Broadway

Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of McGlue, Eileen, and a forthcoming collection of short stories, Homesick for Another World. She lives in California. more
 
 
Brian Evenson
 
Brian Evenson
Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 7 pm
Room 501, Dodge Hall
Use main campus entrance: 2960 Broadway

Brian Evenson is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses. His collection Windeye and his novel Immobility were both finalists for the Shirley Jackson Award. Last Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009 and The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property and Altmann's Tongue. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Slovenian. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts. more

 

 

 
 


 
 
 


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Writing Program
415 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1804
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4391
writing@columbia.edu
 
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