Friday, April 9, 2010

Some Literary Events / April 9 - 17

All events free unless otherwise noted.

April 9 (7:00 - 8:00 pm) Felipe Martínez and Mar Gómez at McNally Jackson Books. Colombian poet Martínez (La vida a quemarropa) and Spanish novelist and playwright Gómez (Cambio de sentido) will read from their most recent work, presented by Carlos Padrón and Sylvia Molloy, respectively. At McNally Jackson Bookstore, 52 Prince Street. For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

April 9 (7: 00) Suárez Coalla and Rivera-Valdés at Centro Español. Latino Artists Round Table (LART) presents authors Paquita Suárez Coalla (Para que no se me olvide) and Casa de las Américas award-winner Sonia Rivera-Valdés (Historia de mujeres grandes y chiquitas) who will read from their latest work. With the participation of Colombian singer Lina Villegas. At Centro Español NYC (Spanish Benevolent Society), 239 West 14th Street, Chelsea. Free tapas with the purchase of a glass of wine. For more information, call 212-929-7873.

April 11 (2 pm) Literary Workshop: Rubén Sánchez, Eduardo Lantigua, J. Campo Gutiérrez, and Taty Hernández Durán. Organized by Taller Global Camila Henríquez Ureña. Monthly gathering, second Sunday of each month. At Fundación Dominicana Culturarte, 260 Audubon Avenue, First floor. For more information, click here or call 646-410-0904.

April 12 (6:00 pm) Four Transatlantic Writers of Today at Instituto Cervantes. The Cervantes Round Table presents a discussion with four well-renowned writers of modern literature, which include Spaniards Agustín Fernández Mollo and Jorge Carrión, Mexican Jorge Volpi, and Peruvian Cesar Gutiérrez. In collaboration with Proyecto Transatlántico at Brown University. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

April 12 (7:00 pm) El Grito de Poetas 5th Anniversary at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The New York-based all-Latino Poetry Collective El Grito de Poetas will perform for their 5th anniversary and showcase special guest poets and artists. Tickets are $10. To get tickets for the event, click here. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Between Avenue B and C). For more information, click here or call 212-780-9386.

April 13 (6:30 - 8:00 pm) Rigoberto Gonzales at La Casa Azul Bookstore. Join award-winning author of The Mariposa Club for a lively discussion on language, identity and cultural heritage. Presented by Barrio Book Club at El Museo de El Barrio. RSVP is required. To RSVP for this event and directions, click here or call 212-831-7272.

April 13 (7:00 pm) Antonio Muñoz Molina at the King Juan Carlos Center. The author of Sepharad will give a lecture entitled "Spain, circa 1977: a double education," a memoir of his learning process as a writer throughout the arrival of democracy in Spain. In English. Reception to follow. At the King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, call 212-998-3650.

April 15 (7:00 p.m.)  Mexican Literature in the Age of Obama. With Alvaro Enrigue (moderator), Humberto Beck, Christopher Dominguez, Valeria Luiselli, Antonio Ortuno. At Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. anel discussion will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation. Co-presented by The Mexican Cultural institute of New York. To register, click here.

April 16 (6:00 pm) Juan Mayorga at the Instituto Cervantes. Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga will discuss his latest work, Camino del Cielo. At the Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

April 16 (6:30 pm) In Honor of Poetry. Monthly poetry gathering hosted by author Vanessa Martir. This month theme is just poetry. Those interested in reading, please send email to At Lolita, 266 Broome Street. For more information, click here.

April 16 (7:00 pm) Araceli Tinajero and Roberto González Echevarría at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle. Latino Artists Round Table presents a reading and conversation with Araceli Tinajero (El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader, 2010) and critic Roberto González Echevarría. At Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway. For more information, click here or call 212-595-6859.

April 16 (7:00 pm) César Gutiérrez at McNally Jackson. The SoHo bookstore presents a discussion with Peruvian author César Gutiérrez, writer of the novel Bombardier, dedicated to the postmodern catastrophe in New York City after September 11. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

April 16 (7:00 pm) The Cure of Enchantment: A Poetry Reading by Martin Espada. Join poet Martín Espada and Puerto Rican roots music group, Yerbabuena, as they infuse Morningside Heights for an unforgettable night celebrating poetry, music and Boricua culture. Tickets are $20. At Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway (Between 116th and 117th). To buy tickets or for more information, click here or call 212-854-7799.

April 17 (2:00 - 3:30 pm) Mano a Mano Presents "Mixtecos in New York: Language and Identity". Mano a Mano Mexican Culture Without Borders presents a panel discussion on issues of language, expression and identity among the Mixteco community in New York City. At the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, One Bowling Green (Between Broadway and State Streets). For more information, click here or call 212-587-3070.

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