Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some Literary Events / January 21 - 29

All events free unless otherwise noted.

January 21 (6pm) This Full Green Hour: Poetry Recital. Come join Guillermo Castro and the rest of the One O'Clock Poets as they recite their latest work. Cover is $7. At Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street. For more information, click here or call 212-989-9319.

January 21, 22, 23 (7 pm) "In the Cypher" at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Slam poetry and candid audience interactions to question whether truth and identity are more than skin deep. Tickets are 12$ in advance, $15 at the door. To buy tickets, click here. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Between Avenes B & C) Revered Pedro Pietri Way. For more information, click here or call 212-780-9386.

January 22 (6 - 9 pm) "If I could..." The monthly poetry series hosted by author Vanessa Martir kicks off its 2010 season with a powerful line-up including Jani Rosado, Noemi Siren Soto, Jason Hernandez, J.F. Seary, and Brian "Omni" Dillon. At Lolita, 266 Broome Street, Soho. For more information about this event and the series monthly new themes, please send email to

January 22 (7 - 8 pm) Ely Rosa Zamora at McNally Jackson Books. Venezuelan poet Ely Rosa Zamora and artist Barbara Madsen present Detrito Olvidado/Forgotten Detritus, a bilingual Spanish/English poetry and photography art book of limited edition. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry). For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

January 24 (12 pm - 2 pm) Li-Yun Alvarado at the Acentos Writers Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes  Puerto Rican author, poet, and educator Li Yun Alvarado. RSVP is required by sending an 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.

January 25 (7:30 pm) LouderArt's "Fort Slam" at Bar 13. While it is not required that you read a formal poem to participate in the evening's slam, those poets who do so will receive an additional point added to their total score in each round. Acceptable forms include sonnet, pantoum, sestina, ghazal or villanelle. Sign-up list for open mic and slam go out at 7:00 pm. At Bar 13, 35 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, click here or call 212-979-6677.

January 27 (8 - 9:30 pm) HISPANIC PANIC! The celebrated monthly LGBT reading series hosted by author and cultural activist Charlie Vázquez ressumes its activities after holyday season break. Join Charlie, Rob "Simply Rob" Vassilarakis, Yazmin Peña, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Roberto Santiago, Claudia Narvaez-Meza and Carlos Manuel Rivera and other renegade Latino warriors of the word for an evening of literature, laughs, and more. Boogaloo tunes after we're done. Free, 21+ only. At Nowhere, 322 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

January 29 (6 pm) Tertulia en el Cervantes. Paul Pines and David Unger will present the special issue of The Cafe Review dedicated as a tribute to Argentine poet Juan Gelman. With tapas & wine. At Instituto Cervantes - The Spanish Cultural Center in New York at Amster Yard, 211 East 49th Street, Midtown Manhattan.
January 29 (7:30 - 10:30 pm) José Carvajal at Culturarte. Journalist and author  José Carvajal presents A quien puede interesar: Reflexiones sobre Washington Heights y otros temas (Isla Publishing Group, 2009), a chronicle New York literary world from the perspective of the Dominican Northern Manhattan enclave. At Culturarte, 260 Audubon Avenue at 178th Street, Suite 100. For more information, click here or call 646-410-0904.

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