Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Literary Events/ October 22 - 31

All events are free, unless stated otherwise.

October 22 (7 - 9 pm) Latina Erotica Reading Party. Michelle Herrera Mulligan will be reading from her book, Juicy Mangos, a collection of erotica from some of today’s best Latina writers. At East Harlem Cafe, 1651 Lexington Ave @ 104 Street. RSVP here. For more information, call 212-996-2080

October 22 (8 - 10 pm) Barrier Breaking Boricuas: Queer Ricans at BAAD! Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes discusses his new book, Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora, and shares the stage with choreographer Arthur Aviles, visual artist Erika Lopez, and author Manuel Ramos Otero. Followed by a book signing. At BAAD-Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, 841 Barreto Street, Bronx. For more information, call 718-842-5223.

October 23 (6:30 pm) Marta López-Luaces at McNally Jackson. Alejandro Varderi will present  La virgen de la noche. Spanish-born author Marta López-Luaces has published the poetry collections Distancia y destierros, Las Lenguas del viajero, and Memoria de un vacío, and the novel Los traductores del viento; she is also the editor of Galerna: Revista international de literatura. At McNally Jackson, 2 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry). For more information, please call 212-274-1160.

October 26 (7 - 10 pm) Los zapaticos de rosa Open Mic. The Spanish-language poetry group presents artist-shaman María Mar. Bring your own poems. At Katra Lounge, 217 Bowery Street. For more information, call 646-358-6313.

October 27 (6 - 8 pm) Conversations about Books: Corazón y Mente at Instituto Cervantes. Cardiologist Valentín Fuster and psychiatrist Luis Rojas Marcos will discuss their collaboration in a book that summarize their clinical experience. Moderated by Emma Reverter. At Instituto Cervantes, Auditorium, 211 E 49th Street.  For more information, please call 212-308-7720.

October 28 (7 - 8 pm) Robert Lopez at McNally Jackson Books. As part of the bookstore's Indie press series, Dzanc Books presents novelist Robert Lopez, author of Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry). For more information, call 212-274-1160

October 29 (7 - 9 pm) Roundtable Discussion: Nueva Literatura de Extremo Occidente. Novelist and poet Mayra Santos-Febres will moderate a panel on the state of Latin American literature today with fellow writers Fernando Iwasaki, Edmundo Paz Soldán, Cristina Rivera-Garza, and Jorge Volpi. Presented in collaboration with the Salón Literario Libroamérica. In Spanish. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For Americas Society members, reserve your free tickets at For non-members, rspv here. For more information, call 212-277-8359.

October 30 (6 - 8 pm) Tertulia en el CervantesDan Shapiro, Director of Literature and Editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, will talk about his work as poet and translator. In English, with tapas and wine. At Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th Street. For more information, call 212-308-7720.

October 31 (3 - 5 pm) Day of the Dead at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), a time when families gather to celebrate the memory of their beloved-ones, has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since pre-Hispanic times. Mano a Mano  recreates a Mexican village churchyard during the celebration, with altar-building, workshops, dance, and poetry. At St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th Street. For more information, visit Mano a Mano or call 212-587-3070.

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