Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Some Literary Events/ December 8 - 15

December 8 (6:15 pm) Eduardo Mitre: Bolivian Poetry Anthology. The Pen Press and the New York Public Library present Eduardo Mitre's Pasos y Voces, an anthology of Bolivian poets. At the NYPL Mulberry Branch, 10 Jersey Street, Manhattan. For more information, click here or call 212-966-3424.

December 9 (7:00 pm) The Inspired Word: Passionate Readings of Poetry. Mike Geffner presents his weekly session of readings and poetry performance. Featuring Steve Colmon, JLove Calderon, and a 12-slot-open mic. At Le Poisson Rouge, Gallery Bar, 158 Bleecker Street. For more information, click here or call 212-228-4854.

December 9 (7:00 pm) Íñigo Ramírez de Haro at the Juan Carlos. Spanish playwright Íñigo Ramírez de Haro will talk about his work and the relations between aesthetics and drama. In Spanish. With the support of the New York University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese and MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, call 212-998-3650.

December 10 (7:00 pm) Luisa Valenzuela at McNally Jackson. Argentine novelist Luisa Valenzuela will discuss her latest work, El Gato Eficaz (Literal, 2001). At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160.

December 10, 11, 12 (check schedules below) Hispanic/ Latino Book Fair of  Queens. More than 40 writers representing nearly every Latin American country will participate at this weekend's fair. At the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights. For full programming and further information, click here or call 347-520-8811.

December 11 (7:00 pm) La Loba Poetry Series One Year Anniversary and La Loba's 35th Birthday. Hosted by Vanessa Martir. Performers to be announced. At Lolita Bar, 266 Broome Street. For more information, click here or call 212-966-7223.

December 12 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Aja Monet at Acentos Writer's Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series welcomes poet Aja Monet. RSVP is required; please send an email to and bring photo ID 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.

December 14 (6:30 - 9:30 pm) Women Without Voices. The New York Latina Writer's Group and PANIC! Reading series present authors Yazmín Peña, Cristy Road, Rosalind Lloyd, Nyna, Maria Morales, Raven Blackstone, J.F. Seary and Nivea Castro. Cover charge: $5. At the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street.

December 15 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Quechua Week: An Introduction to the Language. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University and the NYS Spanish BETAC present a celebration of Quechua (Kichwa), an indigenous language spoken by a millions of people in the Andes region in South America. Program: 1:00pm, introductory remarks by Miryam Yataco (NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching & Learning, Multilingual Multicultural Education Program), followed by keynote speaker Gustavo Solís Fonseca (Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Peru), who will talk about "El Quechua y las lenguas del Peru: Una Perspectiva Histórica" (in spanish). 2:30pm – Workshop: Incorporating Quechua/Kichwa into K-12 Classrooms. Facilitator: Nellie Mulkay (Director, NYS SBETAC Metro Center for Urban Education). The whole event is free and open to the public; registration is required. Check-in at 12:30pm. At Auditorium of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), 53 Washington Square South. Form more information and registration, click here or by emailing with "Dec. 15th Quechua Workshop" in the subject line. For more information, click here or call 212-620-7310.

December 15 (6-9pm) DivaNations: Sandra Maria Esteves and The Ibrahim Gonzalez Trio. Godmother of Nuyorican poetry Sandra María Esteves performs new and selected work in concertwith the Ibrahim Gonzalez Trio (Bobby Sanabria, Ray Martinez & Ibrahim Gonzalez), with Special Guest, Marilyn Idaka Worrell. Following the performance will be an Open-mic hosted by Mariposa and Jesus Papoleto Melendez. At the Nuyorican Poets Café 236 East 3rd Street, btw Ave B & C. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

December 15 (9:30 pm) Sound Side of the Word - Acoustic Explorations on Hispanic Poetry. Performances of poetry, new media, and music. Featuring Marcos Wasem (The Armored Old Banger), Ernesto Estrella Cózar (Out of the word, into the sound) and Sabrina Lastman (Dialogues of Silence). Poems by Federico García Lorca, César Vallejo, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Idea Villarino, and compositions byErnesto Estrella and Debussy, among others. At The Tank, 354 W 45th Street. For more information and program, click here.
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