Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some Literary Events/ September 26 - October 9

All events are free, unless stated otherwise.

September 27 – October 4   Sixth Encounter of Poetas en Nueva York. More than 50 New York-based poets from all Latin America and the Caribbean will share their work with the audience. Organized by the Collective Poetas en Nueva York at different locations in Queens, Brooklyn y Manhattan, and with the support of New York Book Expo, Taller Boricua, Momentos de…, Rose Bar, Make the Road, Terraza Café-bar and Zona Cultural (Nueva Radio Internacional). For more information, send email to or call 646-571-7405.

September 30 (8 - 10 pm) HISPANIC PANIC! New York’s only monthly queer reading series returns after its Summer break with host Charlie Vázquez and an eclectic lineup of readers such as Erasmo Guerra, Maegan La Mala Ortiz, Brandon Lacy Campos, Robert Vázquez-Pacheco, and Cristy Road, among other poets, playwrights, artists, and performers. At Nowhere, 322 E 14th Street (between 1st. and 2nd. Avenues). Nowhere is a 21 + venue. For more information, call 212-477-4744.

October 1 (6 – 8) Homage to Gonzalo Sobejano. A celebration of the life and work of the Spanish poet, scholar and long-time resident of New York City by a panel with Christopher Maurer, José María Pozuelo-Yvancos, Gary Keller, and Marcia L. Welles, and moderated by Lía Schwarz. In Spanish. At Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street, Manhattan. For more information, call 212-308-7720.

October 1 (7 - 9 pm) Bilingual Reading: José Manuel Prieto and Esther Allen. The author of Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire and translator Esther Allen will read passages in Spanish and English from Prieto’s latest novel, Rex. Co-hosted by Americas Society and the Queen Reina Sofía Spanish Institute. Reservations: America Society's members, send email to or call 212- 277-8359, Ext. 4; non-members, sign up here. At the Queen Reina Sofía Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue @ 68th Street.

October 2 – 3 (10 am – 5 pm) New York Book Fair Expo. The fourth annual edition of this multilingual fair will feature authors from the United States, Argentina, Colombia, India, Greece, and Panama. With the participation of Eloísa Cartonera, a collective imprint from Buenos Aires, Argentina, specialized in handmade books with covers produced from cardboard picked up in the garbage. Click here to see full schedule of events. At Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.

October 7 (7 – 12 pm) Book Presentation: Arte Bestial, poems by Diego “Líriko” Vargas. Hosted by Momentos De…, a workshop of debate and inquiry on art, literature, poetry, music, and film. At Terraza 7 Train Café, 40-19 Gleane Street, Jackson Heights. Special participation of Sweet d’ Cadencia. For more information, send email to or call 646-508-1046.

October 8 (7 – 9 pm) Ana Arzoumanian and Lorenzo Garcia Vega at the King Juan Carlos. The KJCC Poetry Series, curated by Lila Zemborain, will host a reading by poets Ana Arzoumanian (Argentina) and Lorenzo García Vega (Cuba). In Spanish; a reception will follow. Co-sponsored by NYU’s MFA program in Creative Writing in Spanish. At King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan). For more information, send an email to or call 212- 998-3650.

October 9 (6 - 9 pm), 10, and 11 (9 am - 9 pm) 4th Annual Dominican Book Fair. This edition of the Dominican Book Fair will be dedicated to Juan Bosch, former president of the Dominican Republic, in the centennial of his birth. Also, a tribute to Juan Rivero, a pioneer in the New York’s Dominican literature scene. At the Mirabal Sister Schools Campus, 21 Jumel Place and 168th Street, Washington Heights. For more information, call (212) 234-8149.

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