Friday, November 27, 2009

Some Literary Events/ November 27 - December 3

All events are free, unless otherwise noted

November 27 (6 - 8 pm) Tertulia at el Cervantes. Featuring author Pablo Helguera, MoMA's director of academic programs and creator of conceptual art projects such as The School of Panamerican Unrest. In Spanish, with tapas and wine. At Instituto Cervantes's La Galería, 211 East 49th Street (between 3rd and Second Avenues). For more information, call 212-308-7720.

November 27 (7 - 9: 30 pm) The Sense of a Woman. LatinosNYC and Boricuation Cultural Foundation present a celebration of women empowerment through poetry. Hosted by "La Reina" Rhina Valentin and featuring True from El Grito de las Poetas, Adele Ramos, J.F. Seary, and Nene Ali, with music by Jessie Rose and performances by Ero Dancers and Caridad "La Bruja" de la Luz. Tickets: $10. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, Reverend Pedro Pietri Way (between Avenue C and B) For more information, call 646-325-1759.

December 2 (6 - 8 pm) Writing in Spanish in New York City: A New Generation. Mexican author Carmen Boullosa will introduce young writers Luis Henao, Javier Muñoz, Karina Rieke, and Denise Monteiro, who will read from their recent literary work. At the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue. Please RSVP to or call 212-628-0420.

December 3 (7 pm) Javier Marías at the New York Public Library. In conversation with Paul Holdengräber, the reknown Spanish writer will discuss the third instalment of his three-part novel Your Face Tomorrow -- Poison, Shadow, and Farewell (New Directions, 2009). Tickets: $25 general admission and $15 for library donors, students, and seniors with valid identification. At the South Court Auditorium, Stephen A. Schwartzman Building,  5th Avenue and 42nd Street. For directions and to buy tickets, click here. For further information, call 212-930-0855.

December 3 (7 - 9 pm) Sabrina Lastman at the Juan Carlos. The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center's Poetry Series presents vocalist and educator Sabrina Lastman in a performance based on poems by the recently deceased Uruguayan author Idea Vilariño.  In Spanish. Reception to follow. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York University, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, call 212-998-3650.

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