Thursday, May 13, 2010

Some Literary Events / May 14 - May 22

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.

May 14 (6:00 pm) Book Presentation: Puerto Ricans in New York City (1948-1998). Join the celebration of the publication of Virginia Sánchez Korrol and Pedro Juan Hernández's latest book, Pioneros II: Puerto Ricans in New York City: 1948-1998 (Arcadia Publishing, 2010). At the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Room 217 West Building, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-772-5688.

May 14 (7:00 pm) Lemon Andersen at Capicu Poetry. The Brooklyn-based grassroots poetry and performing showcase presents celebrated author Lemon Andersen. An open mic will also be featured. $7 cover. At Notice Lounge & Cafe, 198 Union Avenue (between Broadway and Montrose), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-387-0707.

May 14 (7:00 pm) Mariela Dreyfus at McNally Jackson. The SoHo bookstore welcomes the presence of Peruvian poet Mariela Dreyfus for a discussion on the life of the poet César Moro. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-2741160.

May 15 (12:00 - 6:00 pm) NYC Latina Writer's Group. All-day Writing Session to hone your literary skills. Participantsare asked to bring a work in progress. Send email to Ellie at for the address or, for more information, click here.

May 15 (7 pm) En Ruta a Texcoco. Fundraising event organized by the colective Poetas en Nueva York before starting its poetry reading tour to Mexico. Featuring Natalia Aristizábal, Maiber Solarte, Diego Rivelino, Nicolás Linares, Andrea Moreno and Lena Retamoso. Music by Valente Arana, the 84 st Non Profit Reggae Band, and D.J. Willy. At Cafecito Bogotá, 92-10 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. For more information, call 347-682-7488.

May 15 (8:00 pm) Asi Mi Nation. Poetry performance by Carlos Manuel Rivera, aka Carboinael Rixema. Entry is $10. At La Pregunta Arts Café, 1528 Amsterdam Avenue (between 135th and 136th). For more information, click here or call 347-591-6387.

May 16 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Martín Espada at Acentos Writers Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes renown poet Martín Espada and Mark Doty. 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.

May 18 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Book Launch and Reading at Mano a Mano. The New York Writers Coalition and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York present the book launch and reading of Voces con Eco-Writings from Mano a Mano. Featuring Luz Aquirre, Abelardo Durán, Mariel Escalante, Raúl Hurtado, and Claudia Urey. RSVP is required; reserve at At the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, 2nd Floor, 27 East 39th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-587-3070.

May 20 (6: 00 pm) Tertulia at el Instituto Cervantes. Featuring renown artist Juan Uslé, who will talk about his work and his life between New York and Spain. With a presentation of recent catalogues of his exhibitions, tapas and wine. At Instituto Cervantes's La Galería, 211 East 49th Street (between 3rd and 2nd. Avenues). For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

May 20 (7:00 pm) Mexican Literature in the Time of Obama at Americas Society. Launch celebration of Review 80 (Mexico: The 21st Century) featuring a discussion with authors Mónica de la Torre, Fabrizio Mejía Madrid, Guillermo Sheridan, Martín Solares, and Rubén Gallo (moderator). The program will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation. Co-sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Reservations are required. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information or to reserve tickets for this event, click here or call 212-628-3200.

May 21 (7 pm) La Micro Theater at McNally Jackson. Presentation of Mano de Obra, by Diamela Eltit, adapted for the stage by Taira Court, Paola Giannini and Alfredo Castro. For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

May 21 (7:00) Storytelling Open Mic at East Harlem Cafe. Want to tell a personal story? Come to a special storytelling open mic session featuring the known work of Bobby Gonzales. The program's theme is: Mommie Dearest Mother. $5. At East Harlem Cafe, 104th Street and Lexington. For more information, click here or call 212-996-2080.

May 21 (7:00 pm) Alicia Perdomo and Marta Bautís at LART. Latino Artists Round Table (LART) presents documentarian Marta Bautís and author Alicia Perdomo for a lecture, reading, and discussion of their works. At Barnes and Noble Lincoln Square, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-595-6859.

May 22 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) NYC Latina Writer's Group Presents: Warrior of Words. Fundraiser for NYCLWG, featuring poets Bonafide Rojas, JF Seary, Rock Wilk, Skye, and special guest, Charlie Vasquez. At Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 1st Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-348-2703.
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