Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reading and Book Launch Party for Chuck Wachtel, 6/17

Dear Students-

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Wachtel, who teaches "Human Fact I" for Draper each fall, on the publication of his new novel, 3/03. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers' House will be hosting a reading and launch party for the book next week on Thursday, June 17th, and Draper students are invited to attend. More information is below.

Congrats, Chuck!


Reading/party: For Chuck Wachtel's new book 3/03
Readers: Chuck Wachtel, Hettie Jones, Robert Hershon

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (bet 5th and 6th Avenues)

Thursday, June 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Free & Open to the Public

Robert Hershon's most recent book is Calls from the Outside World, his 12th collection. His work has appeared in The Nation, American Poetry Review and Poetry 180, and numerous other magazines and periodicals, and he has recently written for the Poetry Foundation and Best American Poetry websites. Among his awards are two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Hershon has edited Hanging Loose Press since 1966 and served as director of The Print Center since 1976.

Hettie Jones has published three collections of poems: Drive (winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award), All Told, and Doing 70. Her celebrated memoir of the Beat Scene, How I Became Hettie Jones, is regarded as a model of the genre. Her many other books include, No Woman No Cry, co-authored with Rita Marley, and several books for children. Jones lectures widely and currently teaches in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the New School and at the 92nd Street Y.

Chuck Wachtel is the author of the novels Joe The Engineer, winner of the Pen/Hemingway Citation, and The Gates; a collection of stories and novellas: Because We Are Here (all Viking-Penguin); and five collections of poems and short prose, including The Coriolis Effect and, most recently, What Happens to Me. A new novel, 3/03, will appear in summer 2010. He has written the screenplay for Joe The Engineer currently in pre-production as a film. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at N.Y.U.

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