Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Literary Events

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.

July 16 (7:00 pm) Book Presentations at McNally Jackson. Poet Elsa B. Cardal (The Untitled Republic of Pain)  and María Mercedes Andrade (Elegía para una insomne) will read from their recent work and discuss it with the audience. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, click here or call 212-274-1160.

July 17 (7:00 pm) Words of Truth at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. LatinosNYC presents Vanessa Hidary, a.k.a. The Hebrew Mamita, Helena D. Lewis, Jamica, and Omni. Hosted by Chance. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (between Avenue B & C). For more information and tickets, click here or call 212-505-8183.

July 19 (7:30 pm) Red Tent at Bar 13. LouderARTS's open mic event features the work of female poets in the city; this time with Marilyn Nelson. Open mic sign-up starts at 7:00pm. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street, 2nd floor. For more information, click here or call 212-979-6677.

July 16 and 23 (10:00 pm) Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam. Since 1989, an ever growing New York City tradition. Please arrive early (suggested arrival is 9:15 pm). Admission: 10$. Hosted by Mahogany Browne. Spotlight on Vanessa Hidary on the 16th; Rich Villar on the 23rd. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Reverend Pedro Pietri Way) between Avenues B and C. For more information, click here or call 212-780-9386.

Through July 19 (6:00 - 8:30 pm) Playwriting Workshop. Award-winning playwright Carmen Rivera teaches a four-week workshop for all participants of all ages. At the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue (between 105th & 106th). Cost: $150. For more information, send an email to

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