Literature Live

Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program, Nassau Community College’s Lit, Live! reading series brings to campus renowned writers from around the world. Among those who have read at NCC are Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Simic, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, Tobias Wolff, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Nahid Rachlin, and Michael Thomas. These writers present their work in readings that are free and open to the public, conduct master classes and Q&A sessions for creative writing students, and meet with faculty groups.

Lit, Live! also sends writers from Nassau Community College out into the Long Island community to give lectures, readings and/or workshops at libraries, local public schools, art galleries, museums, or any other Long Island organization that would like to include literary activities in its offerings. The Faculty Profiles page contains biographies, samples of work, and contact information, or, if you would like more general information, contact Professor Sabrina Davis, Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at

Our previous Lit, Live! Readers:

 * writers who are also NCC faculty


Jared Harel*
Olivia Kate Cerrone
Shannon Matesky
Thomas D'Angelo*



Kelly McMasters
Barbara Novack
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Writers of Veils, Halos, & Shackles
Nancy Agabian
Meera Nair
Amy King*
Matt Rotando*
Barbara Barnard*
Pramila Venkateswaran*
Christina M. Rau*
Usha Akelal
 Ravi Shankar
Saleem Peeradina
Sasha Parmasad
Varsha Shah
Elmaz Abinader
Robert Lopez
Laurie Foos


Connie Roberts
Cathy Chung
Phillis Levin
Tim Woods*
John Wood*


Teddy Wayne
Dan Josephson


Pamela Sneed
Alena Dillon


Brian Turner
James Arthur