Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some Literary Events/ September 10 - 17

All events are free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to last minute cancellation; we urge the reader to check with the venue's website or call for reconfirmation.

September 10 (7:00 pm) Brooklyn Book FestivalDebut Lit Presents "Opening Act". Featuring authors Aryn Kyle (The God of Animals), John Murillo (Up Jump the Boogie), Sung J. Woo (Everything Asian), Brooke Berman (No Place Like Home), Matt Stewart (French Revolution), Fiona Maazel (Last Last Chance), and Daphne Beal (In the Land of No Right Angels), reading from their most recent work. Part of this weekend's Brooklyn Book Festival. At PowerhouseBooks, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. For a list of the festival's events, click here. For a list of Latino authors present at the Festival, click here.

September 10 (7:00 - 10:00 pm) Capicu Poetry Presents: Back 2 School Drive for the HomelessJoin Capicu Poetry as they celebrate the Coalition of the "Homeless Project: Back to School" which aims to help many of NY's 15,000 homeless boys and girls get the school supplies they need to succeed. For your $10 contribution, you'll get a poetry and comedy showcase. At Notice Lounge & Cafe, 198 Union Avenue, between Broadway and Montrose. For more information, click here or call 718-387-0707.

September 11 (11:00am - 1:00 pm) Brooklyn Book Festival. Remembering New York's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, and teaching young audiences about Puerto Rican folklore and the library's important role in the community. Part of this weekend's Brooklyn Book Festival. At Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. 

September 11 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Tribute to Miguel Algarín. A collection of poets will gather to honor a living legend in the poetry world. Performances by Caridad de la Cruz, Simply Rob, Maria Isa, Jani Bomba Rose, and Roberto Plena Irizarry. Hosted by Papo "Swiggity" Santiago of Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase. $12 at the door. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Avenues B & C). For more information, click here or call 212-505-8183.

September 12 (12:00 - 2:00) Jericho Brown at Acentos Writers WorkshopThe acclaimed hands-on writing series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes Jericho Brown. 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. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211.

September 12 (5 pm). Brooklyn Book Festival: Esmeralda Santiago and Pete Hamill. Two of New York' iconic authors talk about life, love, writing, and immigration. Moderated by Carolyn Greer. At Borough Hall Courtroom, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

September 13 (7:30) Open Slam featuring Oliver de la Paz.Acclaimed poet de La Paz will read from his collection of poetry at louderARTS Open Slam event. Sign up at 7:00 pm sharp. $6/5 with student I.D. 2-for-1 drinks all night. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-979-6677.

September 14 (11.50 am- 2 pm) Word for Word Poetry at Bryant Park. Featuring Cecilia Vicuña, Daniel Shapiro, and others. The audience will meet at 11.50 at Bryant Park Corporation office, 1065 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), Suite 2400, between 41st and 40th Street and then move to the site of the reading in the Park.

September 14 (6:30 - 8:30 pm) Barrio Book Club: Beatriz Rivera. In collaboration with the La Casa Azul Bookstore. Cuban-American writer Beatriz Rivera presents 
When a Tree Fallsan off-beat love story full of oddball characters in absurd situations. RSVP here. At El Café, El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-831-7272.

September 15 (deadline) Call for Books, Performance, and Film ReviewsThe journal e-misférica invites scholarly reviewsof books, performances and films for its Fall 2010 issue entitled “After Truth: Justice, Memory and Related Aftermaths.” For a list of books open for review and further submission guidelines, click herePlease submit review proposals by September 15, 2010 via email to, and include "e-misférica 7.2" in the subject line.

September 15 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) Press conference: Sabina y Lucrecia. Presenting Teatro Círculo's fall season centerpiece, with actress Johana Rosaly. RSVP by Monday, September 13 to At Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, 135 West 50th Street, 22nd Floor. For more information, click here or call 212-505-1808. 

September 15 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) Hispanic New York and the Latinoization of the United States. Panel discussion and presentation of Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook (Columbia University Press, 2010). With Paul Berman, Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Milagros Ricourt, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Virgina Sánchez Korrol, and Claudio Iván Remeseira (editor). Moderated by Ray Suarez. Seats are limited; first come, first served. Reception will follow. At Columbia University's Davis Auditorium, Morris A. Schapiro Center, 530 West 120th Street. For more information, click here.

September 17 (7:00 pm) Daniel San Martín at McNally Jackson.Argentine author Daniel San Martín will discuss his latest work, Amoralejas. Part of McNally Jackson's ongoing Spanish-language author speaker series. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

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