Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some Literary Events/ October 1 - 8

October 1 (6:30 pm) - October 3 (9:00 pm) 4th Dominican Book Fair. Dedicated to Dr. Jorge Piña, the fourth annual Dominican Book Fair is held in part by the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Culture. For more information, click here or call 212-234-8149. 

October 1 (7:00 pm) Laura Cesarco and Susana Draper at McNally JacksonUruguayan poet Laura Cesarco (Llamar el agua por su nombre) and essayist Susana Draper (Ciudad posletrada y tiempos lúmpenes) will be featured in a presentation hosted by Javier Mola. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.  

October 1 (7:00 pm) Mario Vargas Llosa and El Inca Garcilaso Simposium Acts. Book presentation of  Entre la espada y la pluma, proceedings of the Inca Garcilaso international symposium, edited by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez. Special guest: Mario Vargas Llosa. With the collaboration of InterAmericas®, CUNY's Graduate Center, the Consulate General of Peru in New York, and the Colonial Latin American ReviewClick here to register for the event. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-628-3200. 

October 3 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) E.J. Antonio at Acentos Writers WorkshopRSVP 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. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211.

October 6 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) The Dirty Bits: Risqué ReadingsFeaturing Jorge Abreu, Trinee Adams, Rachel Eliza Griffins, Erasmo Guerra, Sofia Quintero, Nicole Vasquez. Admission is $25; reserve your seat at At East Harlem Café, 1652 Lexington Avenue (corner of 104th Street). For more information, call 212-996-2080. 

October 7 (4:00 pm). 5th Annual Multilingual New York Book Fair Expo. Showcasing local authors who write in one of the eight most spoken languages in the city besides English. At the Queens Museum of Art, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, click here or call 718-592-9700.

October 7 (6:00 pm) Bilingual Poetry Presentation at Instituto CervantesChilean poet Tomás Harris and translator Daniel Shapiro present Cipango (Bucknell University Press, 2010). At Instituto Cervantes,  211 E 49th Street (between 3rd and 2nd Avenue). For more information, call 212-308-7720. 

October 7 (6:30 pm) Virginia Sánchez Korrol and Pedro Juan HernándezPresentation by the authors of Pioneros II: Puerto Ricans in New York City 1948-1998, followed by a book signing. At the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road. For more information, click here or call 718-579-4244.

October 8 (7:00 pm) Spanish Book Club at McNally Jackson. SoHo's bookstore's monthly meeting coordinated by Javier Molea to discuss the work by Latin American and Spanish authors. This month's choice is Los cuadernos de Rigoberto, by Mario Vargas Llosa. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, please call 212-274-1160. 

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