Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Literary Events/ December 10 - 18

All events free unless otherwise noted.

December 10 (Starts 7 pm) Poetic Serenade: Open Mic. Presented by Cemí Underground and Taller Boricua, a poetry night hosted by Carmen D. Lucca, with musical accompaniment by Julio Rosaly. Admission: $7. At Taller Boricua's Multi Arts Space at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue (between 104th and 105th Streets), El Barrio. For more information, click here or call 212-831-4333.

December 10 (9 pm - 11 pm ) Just Add Sound: Open Mic. Hosted every second Thursday by Grassroots Community Space, a venue for artists an supporters of the arts;  this will be this year's last open mic session. Admission Free. At  54 Coles Street, Jersey City. For more information, email

December 11 (6 - 8 pm) Tertulia at el Cervantes. Juan García de Oteyza, executive director of Aperture Foundation, will talk about his career as publisher in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. At Instituto Cervantes's La Galería, 211 East 49th Street (between Third and Second Avenues). For more information, call 212-308-7720.

December 11 (6:30 pm - 11 pm) "Pa'l Pueblo" Charity Holiday Drive. Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase and Notice Lounge present their 3rd Annual Benefit for Bushwick United Head Start "Toys For Head Start" program. Toy donations and door proceeds will go to the children. Hosted by Papo Swiggity and featuring Parranda style music, a delicious Latino holiday buffet, and Nuyorican/Urban poetry. Tickets: $10 reserved admission, $15 at door. To reserve tickets or make a donation, click here. At Notice Lounge, 198 Union Avenue (between Broadway & Montrose), Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-954-1066.

December 13 (12 pm sharp) Christina Olivares at the Acentos Writers Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on poetry series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes Christina Olivares, the recipient of the 2008-2009 Teachers and Writers Collaborative Fellowship and a 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee for her poem 'Shining." RSVP is required by sending email to Please bring proper identification to the event. At the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Room A-329, 475 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211.

December 13 (12 pm - 5 pm ) La Caza Azul's Book Sale. Join La Casa Azul Bookstore for its annual holiday book sale. Guest appearances by local authors throughout the day. At East Harlem Café 1651 Lexington Avenue at 104th.
December 18 (Starts 10 pm) Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam. Since 1989, an ever growing New York City's tradition. Please arrive early (suggested arrival is 9:15 pm). Admission: 10$. Hosted by Mahogany Browne. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Reverend Pedro Pietri Way) between Avenue B and C. For more information, click here or call 212-780-9386.

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