Upcoming Events in NYC

Something wonderful makes its debut next Monday evening at the CUNY Graduate Center. Turnstyle, a new cross-genre MFA reading series that features the faculty and students of four CUNY graduate creative writing programs, will launch on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. The location: the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue). The price: Free!

This first Turnstyle event will feature faculty readers Louis Asekoff and Kimiko Hahn. MFA readers will include Evan Ross Burton, LaForrest Cope, Eric Harte, Gabriel Packard, Jeffrey Price, Micah Towery, Peter Vandenberg, and Visola Wurser.

I think it’s going to be great. And there will be more Turnstyle events throughout the semester.

And then, for those of you in the NYC area who are writing fiction on Jewish themes, don’t forget about the Jewish Fiction Writers’ Conference planned for Sunday, March 15. Early-bird discounted registration is still available (until February 16), and yours truly is among the presenters. Find out more (and download the full conference brochure) by visiting the 92nd Street Y site.