Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some Literary Events/ November 6 - 14

All events are free, unless stated otherwise.

November 6, 7, 8 (11 am -8 pm) Latin American Bronx Book Fair. The Bronx Library Center hosts its annual book fair with the participation of authors Pedro López Adorno (Papiros de Babel - Antologia de la Poesía Puertorriqueña en Nueva York, 1991), Lena Retamoso, René Rodríguez Soriano and the Poetry Jazz Ensemble, among others. At the New York Public Library Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road. For more information, call 718-579-5108.

November 6 (12:30 – 1:40 pm) The Sensuous Poetic World of Delmira Agustini. Presentation of Judy Veramendi, author of the play about the lilfe and work of Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini. At City College North Academic Center 5/218, 160 Convent Avenue. For more information, call 212-650-6731.

November 6 (7 pm - 9 pm) Ignacio Solares at McNally Jackson. The author of The Yankee Invasion: A Novel about Mexico City, will participate in a discussion with editor Ian Leask, translator Timothy G. Compton and historian Paul Ross. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

November 7 (Starts at 2: 15 pm) Charlie Vasquez at Mott Haven Public Library. Authors Karen Jaime, Charles Rice-González, Cristina Izaguirre, and host Charlie Vázquez will read from their work at the Mott Haven Public Library, 321 E 140th Street, South Bronx. For more information, call 718-665-4878.

November 7 (10 am - 7 pm) Second Annual Union City Book Fair. Sponsored by the New York Book Expo and St. James Community Center. At Jose Martí Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Avenue, New Jersey. For more information, call 917-238-3155.

November 7 (2 pm - 4 pm) Reyna Grande and Sergio Troncoso at El Barrio Book Club. Join award-winning authors Sergio Troncoso (The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, The Nature of Truth) and Reyna Grande (Across A Hundred Mountains, Dancing with Butterflies) for a lively discussion on language, identity and cultural heritage. Presented by La Caza Azul at El Museo del Barrio's El Café, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, call 646-413-5251.

November 8 (6 pm - 8 pm) Federico García Lorca Returns to New York. The North American Academy of the Spanish Language and the Academy of Fine Letters of Granada present a tribute to the great Spanish poet. Readings by Academy member Jorge Covarrubias and poets Francisco Koki and Pedro Enríquez followed by a representation of pasages from Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba by  members of Teatreves Teatro.  At the Teachers College, Cowin Center, Horace Mann Hall 147, 525 West 120th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). For more information, call 625-931-848.

November 10 (6: 30 pm - 8: 30 pm) La Junta. Presented by the Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and La Menta Collective, a "Junta" (Spanish for gathering) is an ocassion for the members of the Collective to exhibit their art, hold readings, present musical performances and whatever else strikes their creative fancy. At the CCCADI, 408 West 58th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). For more information, click here or call 212-307-7420.

November 10 (6 pm - 8 pm) Gaspar Orozco's Secret Reading. The author of Notes of the Land of Z will share his poems in the company of Mabel Cuesta and Mark Weiss. At the Waldorf Astoria, Duke of Windsor Room, 4th Floor, 301 Park Avenue. For more information, call 212-355-3000.

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). Jason Weiss will read his English-language versions of the authors’ work. In collaboration with The City College of New York, CUNY's Colonial Latin American Review and Latin American Writers Institute, Hofstra University, and the Consulate General of Peru in New York. 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.

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