Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Some Literary Events/ November 12 - 21

All events are free, unless stated otherwise.

November 12 (7 - 8 pm) Roffé and Serrano at McNally Jackson. The popular SoHo bookstore will present a double program with poets Mercedes Roffé (Las linternas flotantes) in conversation with with Sergio Chejfec, and Pedro Serrano (Nueces), in conversation with Mónica de la Torre. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

November 12 (7 pm - 9 pm) Review 79 Launch at Americas Society. Presentation of the magazine’s special Inca Garcilaso issue, with guest academic editor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, guest creative editors Isaac Goldemberg and Miguel Angel Zapata, and authors Odi Gonzales (Tunupa/el libro de las sirenas), Tulio Mora (Simulación de la máscara), and Edgardo Rivera Martínez (Danzantes de la noche y de la muerte y otros cuentos). This program is part of the 4th Latin American Culture Week in New York City. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue (at 68th Street). America Society members, reserve tickets at; non-members, rspv here. For more information, call 212-277-835.

November 13 (7 - 8 pm) Tulio Mora at McNally Jackson Books. Peruvian poet Tulio Mora will be reading from his recent work and from a compilation of poems by other members of the legendary Peruvian avant-garde movement Hora Zero. With the participation of poets Odi González, Miguel Angel Zapata, and Róger Santiváñez. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

November 15 (4 - 6 pm) Noemí de la Puente at 440 Gallery. Playwright and actress Noemí de la Puente and essayist Poet Robert Levine will talk with the audience about literature, theater, hope and transformation. Wine and cheese reception. At 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue (at 9th Street). Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information, click here or call 718-499-3844.

November 17 (6 - 7:30 pm) Book Signing with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Puerto Rican-born, New York-bred author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa will present her novel Daughters of the Stone (Thomas Dunne Books, 2009). The book recreates the lives of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women and the legacy passed down from one generation to the next. At East Harlem Café, 1651 Lexington Avenue, 104 Street. For more information, call 212-996-2080.

November 17 (6:30 pm- 8 pm) In Our Lingo: DJ Disco Wiz and Jamel Shabazz at El Museo del Barrio. This series brings together Latino authors in conversation with filmmakers, artists, and writers. This evening, photographer Jamel Shabazz will meet Luis "Disco Wiz" Cedeño, author of the memoir It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of Dj Disco Wiz, Hip Hop's First Latino Dj (co-authored with Iván Sánchez, Miss Rosen Editions, 2009). This event is part of the fourth annual Latin American Culture Week. At El Museo's El Café, 1350 Fifth Avenue. For more information, call 212-831-7272.

November 19 (7 - 10 pm) Arte Bestial and Alteracion del Orden Publico at Cafecito Bogotá. Colombian-born poets Diego "Líriko" Vargas and Nicolás Linares Sánchez, members of the colective Poetas en Nueva York, will present their recent literary work. At Cafecito Bogotá, 1015 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-569-0077.

November 20 (7 - 9 pm) Latino Artists Round Table: Adela Fernández at Barnes & Noble. Presented by Latino Artists Round Table, Mexican author Adela Fernández will read from her book Cuentos: Duermevelas y Vago espinazo de la noche (Editorial Campana, 2009). In Spanish. At Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Broadway and 66th Street. For more information, call 212-595-6859.

November 20 (Starting at 7 pm) Capicu Poetry Open Mic at Notice Lounge & Café. Capicu Poetry & Cultural Showcase, a grassroots house of poetry and performing arts co-founded by Juan "PaPo Swiggity" Santiago and George "Urban Jibaro" Torres, will hold an open mic at their home base in Brooklyn. Featuring DJ Sambarella. Cover is $5. At Notice Lounge & Café, 198 Union Avenue, Williamsburg. For more information, call 718-954-1066.

November 20 (7 - 8 pm) Spanish Book Club at McNally Jackson Books. This new monthly series created and coordinated by Javier Molea will kick off with a discussion on El fantasma y el poeta (Sexto Piso Editorial, 2007), by Mexican author and New York resident Carmen Boullosa. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

November 21 (6:30 - 8:30 pm) Spic Up! / Speak Out! Emanuel Xavier. El Museo del Barrio’s acclaimed spoken urban poetry series presents new-nuyorican author Emanuel Xavier, with Edwin Torres and Caridad de la Luz, La Bruja. This event is part of the fourth annual edition of Borimix: The Puerto Rican Fest. At El Museo's El Café, 1350 Fifth Avenue. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 212-529-1545.

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