Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some Literary Events / April 22 - 30

All events free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to last-minute cancellation; we urge the reader to check with the venue's website or to call for reconfirmation.

April 22 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) Bicentennial in New York: Six Argentine Writers. In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Argentine Republic, public reading organized by NYU's Spanish-language Creative Writing Master Program and the Consulate General of Argentina in New York. Featuring authors Federico Falco, Reinaldo Laddaga, Sylvia Molloy, María Negroni, Mercedes Roffé, Lila Zemborain and Claudio Iván Remeseira (moderator). At the Consulate General of Argentina, 12 West 56th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-603-0400.

April 22 (7:00 pm) Clarice Lispector: Her Life and Legacy. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and the Americas Society present a panel discussion in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Brazilian writer's birth. Featuring authors and scholars Nadia Gotlib, Adriana Lisboa, Moacyr Scliar and Lidia Santos (moderator). This is the launching event of Texto Clarice, a celebration program that will extend throughout the year. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. Americas Society members may reserve their tickets by emailing or calling to 212-277-8559, ext. 4. For more information or to reserve seating for non-members, click here or call 212-628-3200.

April 23 (6:00 pm) Latin American Politics and Language. Professor Elvira Arnoux (University of Buenos Aires) will talk about Argentina's policies of regional integration and their impact on the region's literature and language. At CUNY's Graduate Center, Room C204, 365 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-817-8410.

April 23 (7:00 pm) Homero Aridjis at McNally Jackson. The SoHo bookstore welcomes the presence of Mexico's famed poet Homero Aridjis, who will talk about his latest work, Solar Poems. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

April 24 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) La Casa Azul Bookstore Turns Two. Join La Casa Azul Bookstore as it celebrates two years of being an online bookstore for the community. At East Harlem Café, 153 East 104th (at Lexington Avenue). For more information, click here or call 646-413-5251.

April 24 (1:00-4:00) Two Poets from the Diaspora. The Enchanted Lair-La Guarida and the New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch present Yrene Santos (Después de la lluvia) and José de la Rosa (Otra latitud) reading from their latest work. At 503 W 145th Street, New York Public Library Hamilton Grange Branch

April 25 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Arianne Bedford at Acentos Writers Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes Arianne Bedford. 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.

April 27 (4:00 pm) Superheroes and Mexican Identity. Panel discussion on El Santo, a Mexican wrestler/actor who starred in 52 feature films between 1958 and 1982. Panelists include authors Carlos Aguasaco and Heather Levi. Preregistration is required; to reserve, please email At the Graduate Center, Room 9206/9207, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). For more information, call 212-817-2096.

April 27, 28, 30 (6:00 pm) Spain 1975-2010: The Present After the Future. Directed by renowned author Antonio Muñoz Molina, this three-day symposium offers an insider's trip to the political, economic, cultural, and social changes that transformed Spain from a backwards dictatorship into a modern democracy. With the support of the Consulate General of Spain in New York and Instituto Cervantes. At the King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. RSVPs are strictly required; to make a reservation, please email with your name (only one person per email) and the day(s) you wish to attend. For a full program of the event, click here or call 212-998-3650 for more information.
April 28 (10:00 am -12:00 pm) Work Before the Work: Special Program for High School Students at Instituto Cervantes. Panel discussion on the interactions between literature and life, with authors Annecy Báez, Rawi Hage, Said Sayrafiezadeh, and David Dante Troutt (moderator). Part of PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Free event, reservations are required. For information on how to bring a class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at 212-334-1660, ext. 109. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

April 28 (7:45 - 10:00 pm) Spring Fever Panic! at Nowhere Bar. Join host Charlie Vázquez and a lineup of writers including Daniel Lopez, Rosalind Lloyd, Lena Tsodikovich, and Robert Smith to celebrate the publication of Stan Barber's latest book, Alexandros. At Nowhere Bar, 322 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). For more information, call 212-477-4744.

April 28 (8:00 - 9:30 pm) PEN World Voices Festival. Celebrate the official opening of the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival. Latino and Iberoamerican authors present in this year's edition include Homero Aridjis, Bernardo Atxaga, Annecy Báez, Javier Cercas, Matt de la Peña, Ariel Dorfman, Ernest Farrés, Rodrigo Fresán, Rigoberto González, Eduardo Lago, Valter Hugo Mae, José Manuel Prieto, Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, and Martín Solares, as well as renowned translators Edith Grossman, Esther Allen, and Natasha Wimmer. Opening-night extravaganza co-sponsored by the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the French Embassy. Tickets are $20 ($15 for PEN Members and Poetry Center subscribers). To buy tickets, click here or call 212-868-4444 (for the member discount code, please contact Lara Tobin at or 212-334-1660, ext. 126). At the 92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-415-5500.

April 29 (10:00am - 12:00 pm) Writing, Speaking, Dreaming: Authors Talk About Languages. Panel discussion: Bernardo AtxagaRanda JarrarRoger Sedarat, and Francisco X. Stork discusses the ways in which they rely upon, contend with, and work through a language other than English in their professional and creative lives. Moderated by Cathy Park Hong.  Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. For information on bringing your class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at (212) 334-1660 ext. 109. Co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720. 

April 29 (2:30 - 4:30 pm) Resonances: Contemporary Writers on the Classics. Baruch’s Great Works Program will ask writers Aleksander Hemon, Major Jackson, Yiyun Li, and Martin Solares to select a classic work from those being studied in the program and discuss its resonance within his or her own life and work.  Panel discussion moderated by Esther Allen. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Co-sponsored by the Great Works Program, Weissman School of the Arts and Sciences, Baruch College, CUNY. At Baruch Vertical Campus College, CUNY, Multi-Purpose Room (ground floor, room 1-107), Lexington Avenue at 25th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-334-1660, ext. 121. 

April 29 (7:00 - 8:30 pm) Literary Magazines: Here and Abroad, Now and in the Future. Join the editors of GrantaTin House, and PEN America—along with contributing writers Rodrigo Fresnán and Peter Stamm—for a freewheeling conversation about the past, present, and future of literary magazines, both in the United States and abroad. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Co-sponsored by Galapagos Art Space and PEN America. At Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here or call 718-222-8500.

April 29 (7 pm) Bilingual Reading: Raúl Zurita. Chilean poet Raúl Zurita will present the bilingual, en face edition of his book Purgatorio (The University of California Press) Translated by Anna Deeny. Reception to follow. Part of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Poetry series, co-sponsored by the MFA in creative writing in Spanish Program. At NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson & Sullivan Streets) For more information, click here or call 212-998-3650.

April 30 (3:00 - 4:30 pm) Blogs, Twitter, and Kindle: The Future of Reading. Panel discussion with authors Ben Okri, Thomas Pletzinger, Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, Sergei Sokolovskiy, and Ben Schrank (moderator). This event is part of the PEN World Voices Festival. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

April 30 (5:30 pm) VII Encounter of Latin American and Spanish Authors: Contemporary Essay Writing in Spanish. Colloquium organized by the Delibes Chair at CUNY's Graduate Center and La Universidad de Vallaloid. Featuring authors Jésus Ferrero, María Negroni, Julio Ortega, Lourdes Ortiz, and Araceli Tinajero (moderator). At The Graduate Center-CUNY, Room 9204/9205, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). For more information, click here or call 212-817-2096.


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