Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Literary Events/ September 18 - 25

September 18 (7-9 pm) Reading and Conversation with Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Róger Santiváñez. Organized by Latino Artists Round Table (LART) and Barnes & Noble. Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar, author of Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture, and editor of the forthcoming Sovereign Acts, among other books. She is also the director of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Peruvian writer Róger Santiváñez is the author of several books of poetry and literary criticism. At Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway. For more information, call (212) 595-6859

September 18 (7-8 pm) Patricia de Souza at McNally Jackson. The widely-acclaimed author of El Último Cuerpo de Úrsula, Electra en la ciudad and Erótika, escenas de la vida sexual will read selections from her work as part of the weekly Spanish-language series coordinated by Javier Molea. De Souza will be introduced by fellow-Peruvian poet and scholar Mariela Dreyfus. The event is free and open to the public. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry.

September 18 (7:30 - 10:30 pm) Capicu Poetry Latino Heritage Show with Ivan Sanchez & Jani Rosado. Hosted by Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase. The People's Open Mic Returns to Brooklyn! Admission: $5.00 At Notice Lounge cafe, 198 Union Avenue (between Broadway and Montrose), Williamsburg. For more information, call 347-403-6898 or send an email to

September 18 (6-10 pm), 19 (11-8:30 pm) and 20 (11-5:15 pm) Hispano/Latino Book Fair of Queens. Organized by el Centro Cultural Hispano/Latino de New York with the support of Assamblyman José R. Peralta. Poetry and narrative readings, panels, workshops, and film screenings, this year's Fair will be dedicated to Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, who will talk with the audience and sign books on Friday, September 18, 7:30, and Saturday 19, at 12:30. Also, Dedé Mirabal will present her book Vivas en su Jardín, a compelling memoir on the life of her sisters Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal, killed in 1960 by the Trujillo dictatorship (Saturday 19, 4 pm); Mónica Ivulich's monologue Voz de mujer, performed by Marina Buoniconti (Sunday 20, 12:35 pm ); and presentations by Margarita Drago, Enrique del Risco, Mariela Dreyfus, Diamela Eltit, Lina MeruaneRicardo León Peña-Villa, Roberto Resendiz Carmona, Roger Santibañez, Poets of New York, and Hybrido magazine, among other authors and literary groups. At the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59, 81st Street, Jackson Heights. Free Admission. To see full program, click here. For more information, call 917-470-8169 or send an email to

September 20 (12:00, sharp) Jeffrey McDaniel and Sammy Miranda at The Acentos Writers Workshops. Samuel Miranda is the author of the chapbook Tossing Tokens and is featured in Dropping Dime, a CD compilation of writers and musicians from Washington, DC.  Jeffrey McDaniel  is the author of the poetry collections Alibi School, The Forgiveness Parade and The Splinter Factory; his work has appeared in Ploughshares and Best American Poetry, among other poetry publications. The Acentos Writers Workshops are hosted by Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Room A-329, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx. Bring photo ID. For more information, call 917-209-4211.

September 21 ( 6-8) Open Mic: Poesía en Español. Organized by Romeo El Poeta de La Timba, Grupo Poético Los Zapaticos de Rosa and  The New York Public Library. Free. At NYPL Mulberry Street Branch, 10 Jersey Street (one block south of Houston between Mulberry and Lafayette Streets) For more information, send email or call 212-966-3424

September 24 (7-9 pm) King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Poetry Series. Curated by Lila Zemborain. A reading celebrating the publication of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry, edited by Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto Livon-Grosman. Readings by translators Charles Bernstein, Simon Pettet, Michelle Gil-Montero, Molly Weigel and Gary Racz. Co-sponsored by New York University's MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, call 212-998-3650. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Painted Ideas, on view until October 31 at Cecilia de Torres Gallery, 134-140 Greene Street, Manhattan.

September 25 (7-8 pm) Cecilia Vicuña at McNally Jackson. Insistencias y tensiones del canto a la escritura de la escritura a la acción de la acción al objeto, a la tierra... Selection and edition of her work by Renato Gómez. Presented by Arcadio Leos  and Lila Zemborain. The event is free and open to the public. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry.

1 comment:

  1. This is so very interesting, Claudio. I had no idea that so many Latino and Latin American literary events were being held in New York. I'm pleased to keep abreast of this sort of news, by way of HNYP.

    I believe I missed out on a notice about theatrical and/or musical projects, which would be highly interesting for young members of my family. One is working at the Julio Bocca Foundation here in Buenos Aires; he's a 27-year old pianist and teaches musical theatre to 2nd. & 3rd. level students. The other is First Flutist in the Radio Nacional Orquesta Juvenil. But I suppose I can look up your archives to see whether it slipped my notice. Muchas gracias, Claudio. Abrazos



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