In January 2007, with generous support from Lillian Vernon, the house became the home of NYU's distinguished Creative Writing Program. Since then, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House has become a vibrant New York literary landmark known for its lively readings and salons. The townhouse is the ideal home for the creative writing program, and is located in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers—James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Hart Crane, E.E. Cummings, Frank O'Hara, Mark Twain, Richard Wright, and Marianne Moore, to name just a few—once lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers—established and emerging—to share their work in an inspiring setting. Students come to the house to attend workshops, craft classes, and special events, and also to gather informally, seeking out quiet corners in which to read and write. The beautiful reception floor, which features skylights and stained glass by nineteenth century master D. Maitland Armstrong, is an ideal setting for the intimate readings, literary salons, panel discussions, book parties, lectures, and seminars that are held in the house throughout the year.