Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some Literary Events / October 21 - 29

October 22 (7:00 pm) Tribute to Miguel HernándezChristian Rubio, Nuria Morgado, and Gerardo Piña-Rosales will lecture on the social, cultural and political contribution of the great Spanish poet and playwright. At Centro Español la Nacional, 239 West 14th Street. For more information, call 212-929-7873. 

October 22 (6:00 pm) Dionisio Cañas at Instituto CervantesThe poet from La Mancha who taught in New York  for more than 30 years returns to this city to launch two new books: Lugar (Place) and ¿Puede un computador escribir un poema de amor? (Can a Computer Write a Love Poem?). With the participation of co-writers Carlos Gonzáles Tardón and Manuel Juliá. In Spanish At Instituto Cervantes Gallery, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720. 

October 24 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Edwin Torres 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 25 (7:00 pm) louderEdge featuring Polina Barskova, Ada Limón and Jennifer L. Knox. Open mic sign-up at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm. $6/$5 for students with ID. 2-for-1 drinks all night. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211. 

October 27 (4:00 pm) Roberto Ampuero at FordhamBest-selling Chilean author Roberto Ampuero will lecture about the need for a "noir" novel within the South American tradition in this age of globalization. At Fordham Rosehill Campus, Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx. For further information, contact Prof. Giaconda Marún at or call 718-817-2680. 

October 27 (7-9 pm)  Taza de Café - Great Opening. Praxis Housing Initatives, Inc. invites you to an evening of poetry and music featuring Sandra María Esteves, Thomas Fucaloro, Puma Perl, Bonafide Rojas, and others. At Taza de Café, 450 West 155 St. (corner of St. Nicholas Ave), Hamilton Heights. For more information, click here.

October 28 (7:00 - 10:00 pm) The Inspired Word: Passionate Readings and ProseMike Geffren's poetry series features Jennifer Blowdryer and other special guests with a 12+ open mic slot for attendees. At One and One, downstairs Nexus Lounge, 76 East 1st Street. For more information, click here or call 212-598-9126. 

October 29 (7:00 pm) William Guillén Padilla at McNally Jackson. The Author of Los escritos del Oidor (Fonto Editorial Municipalidad, 2010), Peruvian poet and narrator William Guillén Padilla, will discuss his work at the SoHo bookstore. Presented by Roger Santiváñez. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, please call 212-274-1160.

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. To report errors or to have your event included in these listings, please email For events, please indicate date, venue, and contact information. 

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