Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some Literary Events/ June 19 - 25

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.

June 17 (7:00 pm). Magazine Presentation: Hybrido. Presentation of Hybrido VI,  magazine of literature. At Terraza Cafe 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. For more information, click here

June 17 (7:00 pm) Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word.  Featuring Carlos Andrés Gómez, Sarah Kay, Ocean Vuong, and an open-mic evening of poetry and prose. Cover charge: $10 (Students with valid IDs half price). Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID. At One and One Bar & Restaurant (Nexus Lounge), 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue), Manhattan. For more information, click here or call 212-598-9126.

June 19 (1:00 - 3:00 pm) Taino Culture: Inside and Out. Cemi Underground and Taller Boricua present a cultural worshops series by José Muñoz. At Taller Boricua Galleries, 1680 Lexington Ave., El Barrio (106th St. & Lex. Ave.) To register, send email to

June 19 (10:00 am - 8:00 pm) E-Day: A Celebration of the Spanish Language. The public is welcomed to a day of readings, performances and activities in a global celebration coordinated with the 72 Cervantes Institutes operating world-wide. At Instituto Cervantes, Amster Yard, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

June 19 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Latinas4Life at el Museo del Barrio. An initiative of Caridad "La Bruja" de La Cruz, Latinas4Life will host a children reading event from noon to 5pm. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, call 212-831-7272.

June 19 (6:00 - 8:00pm) Warrior of Words: NYC Latina Writers Group Fundraiser. Featuring Lemon Andersen, Rock Wilk, Peggy Robles, and Bonafide Rojas and performances by J Skye, Glendaliz Çamacho, Ultimateboricua, Gabrielle Rivera, Maria "La Escribidora" Morales, Yubelky Rodriguez, Jani Bomba Rose, Roberto Plena Irizarry, La Barbilona-Martell, and Carmen Mojica. Emcee: BlooWriter. $10.00 at the doorAt The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker). For more information, click here

June 19 (6:30 - 8:30 pm) Latinas4Life Fundraiser at the Nuyorican. Come and donate to the program, an initiative founded by Caridad La Bruja de La Cruz that aims to engage artists, activists, media personalities and successful Latina role models from the business world in a dialogue with the Latina community. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, call 212-505-8183.
June 19 (7:00 pm) Spain's Contemporary Dramaturgy. A first peak at the work of award winning Iberian playwrights who are breaking new ground with their unique dramaturgy: Fuga Mundi, by María del Mar Gómez; Algo más inesperado que la muerte,  by Elvira Lindo; Animales Nocturnos, by Juan Mayorga; Camas y Mesas, by Emilio Williams; and Spot, by Antonio Zancada. Performed by Puy Navarro and Francisco Reyes (Equilicuá Producciones) and directed by Puy Navarro. Starring Pietro González, Mercedes Herrero, Puy Navarro, Francisco Reyes. Projections designed by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. In Spanish with English supertitles. 1 hour 30 minutes. No Intermission. At Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, click here.

June 19 (8:00 - 11:00 pm) No Fracking Way Poetry Day. Poetry reading and performance. Featuring Nancy Mercado, Emily Carter, Fresco Del Monte, and others. At Muddy Cup Coffee House, 58 Main Street, New Paltz. For more information, click here.

June 20 (1:00pm). Writing Session. Hosted by Alicia Anabel Santos. Lets get together this Sunday to create: It's about finding our voices, telling our stories. For address, send email to

June 20 (7:00) The Legendary Project. El Museo del Barrio presents its first-ever NYC Gay Pride celebration event, a staged modern dance performance by contemporary choreographer and director, Ferdinand De Jesus, based on the spoken word/music collaborations of Nuyorican poet, Emanuel Xavier and producer El David. This event will feature over a dozen dancers and special guest performances. RSVP required at El Teatro @ El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th St.). For RSVP and more information, click here
June 24 (7:00 - 8:30pm) Charlie Vázquez and Emanuel Xavier at Barnes & Noble. Mexico City-born journalist, writer, and activist Gonzalo Aburto presents Emanuel Xavier (If Jesus Were Gay and Other Poems) and Charlie Vázquez (Contraband) for an evening of gay Latino words and mischief. Both authors will read from their recent works; both published by Rebel Satori Press. At Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street). For more information, click here or call 212-362-8835.

June 25 (6:00 pm) Sergio Chejfec at Instituto Cervantes. Reading and discussion with Argentine writer Sergio Chejfec, author of Lenta biografia (1990), Los planetas (1999), andBoca de Lobo (2000). At Instituto Cervantes, Gallery, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, call 212-308-7720.

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