Thursday, February 4, 2010

Some Literary Events/ February 4 - 12

All events free unless otherwise noted.

February 5 (6:30 pm) Capicu Poetry Open Mic with Hebrew Mamita and La Barbilona. Famed Williamsburg's grassroots house of poetry and performing arts Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase hosts its first 2010 Open Mic session feauturing Vanessa Hidari (The Hebrew Mamita), Anna Marie "La Barbilona" Martell, and the music of DJ Sambarella. Cover is $7. At Notice Lounge and Cafe, 198 Union Avenue (between Broadway and Montrose), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

February 7 (12 pm) Kid Spanish at Barnes and Noble. La Semilla (The Seed), a Spanish-language workshop for children ages 12 and under, offers a free sample class that incorporates storytelling to teach in a fun and engaging way. At Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble, 1972 Broadway. For more information, click here or call 212-595-6859.

February 7 (12 - 2 pm) Jive Poetic Workshop at Acentos Writers Foundation. For writers of all backgrounds and skill levels to foster growth and help them reach their full potential. The workshops are free, but RSVP is required by sending email to At Hostos Community College, Room a329, 475 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211.

February 8 (5:30 - 9 pm) Rosa Saldaña at Vibe Lounge. The Latina Association of Beauty Professions host a special night of training and poetry with Rosa Saldaña, who will read from her latest book  "Passions". Co-sponsored by Movimiento de Mujeres Poetas Dominicanas. Entry fee is $10. At Vibe Lounge, 203 Audubon Avenue 9 (at 175th street). To make reservations, call 213-305-5122. For more information, click here or call 646-420-0904.

February 9 (7 pm) Antonio Muñoz Molina at the King Juan Carlos Center. The author of Sepharad and La noche de los tiempos will give a lecture entitled On The experience of Fiction, an overview of his ideas about the novel. At 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Street). Picture ID required at door. For more information, click here or call 212-998-3650.

February 10 (6:30 - 9:00 pm) BOMB’s Winter Issue Launch Party at El Museo. Readings and multimedia presentations by contributors to BOMB's Winter Issue, dedicated to Colombia and Venezuela. Moderated by BOMB's senior editor Mónica de la Torre and featuring photographs by Luis Molina Pantin, videos by the Caracas-based team Nacimento/Lovera, and readings by Silvana Paternostro, Esperanza Mayobre, and Luis Pérez-Oramas, among others. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). For more information, click here or call 212-831-7272.

February 12 (6 - 9:00 pm) Book Presentation: Ricardo León Peña Villa's Gardel novel. Colombian poet and long-time New York resident Ricardo León Peña Villa presents his first novel, Gardel vive en Guarne (Book Press, 2010) At Centro Español - The Spanish Benelovent Society, 239 West 14th Street. Co-sponsored New York Book Expo, Saint James Center, and Deixis Communication. For more information, click here or call 212-929-7873.

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