Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some Literary Events/ March 10 - 19

March 10 (5:00 pm) A Landmark Don Quixote. Translator Edith Grossman, artist William T. Wiley, and publisher Andrew Hoyem will talk about the process of creating a modern edition of a classic novel. Followed by the opening of “Re-Imagining Don Quixote,” a show featuring art inspired by Cervantes’ novel, which will run through April 20. At Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue, in collaboration with Americas Society. For more information click here or call (212) 249-8950.

March 10 (7:00 pm) Iman(hattan) 2 and Temporales at the King Juan Carlos. Presentation of the second issue of Iman(hattan), the online magazine of NYU's Creative Writing in Spanish Program, and Temporales magazine. Presentation by Jose Eduardo Valades and Sergio Chejfec. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, Suite 201. For more information click here or call (212) 998-3650.

March 10 (7: 00 pm) Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word. Every Thursday night, a poetry/spoken-word event showcasing well-known artists and new talent from around the country. Featuring HBO Def Poetry stars Regie Cabico and Claudia Alick. Sign up for the preceding twelve-slot open-mic. At Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker St. For registration and more information, click here.

March 10 – September 1: Submissions for Boundaries and Borders. The Women of Color Writers Workshop invites you to submit unpublished work in any genre, up to five works per author. Reading fee of $10 per submission, to For more information click here or contact

March 11 (7: 00 pm) Poetry of the Americas at McNally Jackson. The quarterly journal S/N, dedicated to the poetry of the Americas in both English and Spanish, presents its newest issue with a session of readings by some of its featured authors: Erica Hunt, Molly Weigel, Mónica de la Torre, Christine Jung, Ernesto Livón-Grosman, G.J. Racz, Charles Bernstein, and Eduardo Espina. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here or call (212) 274-1160.

March 11 (7: 00 pm) Capicu 4th Anniversary Open Mic Celebration. Capicu Poetry and Cultural Showcase celebrates four years of poetry, art, music, and community with an open mic and a spoken word performance by Latino activist and poet Felipe Luciano. At Notice Lounge & Cafe, 198 Union Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information click here.

March 11 (7:00 -10:00 pm) A Benefit for Ricardo León Peña-Villa. The Colective Poetas en Nueva York is organizing a fundraiser to help our friend and fellow-poet Ricardo L. Peña-Villa, whose health is undergoing a difficult moment. Music with Andrea Tierra y Edmar Castañeda, and La Cumbiamba eNeYé and poets Yrene Santos y José de la Rosa. Silent option of works of art donated for the ocassion by Julián Zeta Zee, Diana Bejarano, Elizabeth Torres, Kike Seba and Ana Ruiz-Castillo. Suggested donation: $40. At Terraza 7 Train Café, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, Queens. For further information, call Nicolás Linares at 347-682-7488 or Nanda Arias, 347 232-5115.

March 13 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Acentos Writer's Workshop. Every Sunday, the acclaimed hands-on writing series joins well-known authors with aspiring poets. RSVP 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.

March 14 and every Monday (6:30 – 8:30 pm) Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop. Come by to share your stories or create new ones in a supportive and respectful environment. Open to anyone age 18 or over writing in Spanish or English. Free with RSVP to required. Free. At Mano a Mano: Cultura Mexicana sin Fronteras, 64 Fulton Street, Interior 403. For more information click here or call (212) 587-3070.

March 15 (7pm) Brazil: Books and Ideas. Each week critic, essayist, and fiction writer Luis Carlos Lisboa discusses a work of Brazilian literature and and its author. In Portuguese. At the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, 240 East 52nd Street. For more information click here or call (212) 371-1556.

March 16 (6:30-8:30 pm) In Our Lingo: Brando Skyhorse & Lemon Andersen. Brando Skyhorse reads from his new novel in stories, The Madonnas of Echo Park, which portrays the lives of Mexican-Americans who live and work in the area, and Lemon Andersen presents his novel County of Kings, a coming-of-age-story about a boy finding his voice as a poet. Presented by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with La Casa Azul. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here.

March 17 (6:30 pm) Strictly Open Mic. Presented by Latinos NYC, Chance, of El Grito de Poetas, hosts an open mic night.  At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For reservations, click here or call (212) 780-9386.

March 18 (7:00 pm) Sérgio Duarte at McNally Jackson. Brazilian writer Sérgio Duarte discusses his new book, Pierre de Ronsard, O Impenitente Sedutor, with Domício Coutinho, President of the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts. In collaboration with the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts. In Portuguese and English. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here or call (212) 274-1160.

March 19 (6:00 – 9:00 pm) Shearsman Books’ 30th Anniversary Reading. Shearsman Books, a British poetry imprint with a commitment to global literature, publishes English translations of writings in Spanish, German, French, Galician, Turkish, and other languages, in order to create a global audience for the best writing. At Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. For more information click here.

March 19 (7:00 - 9:00 pm) Bomba, Plena, and Powerful Words. Shelly Maldonado joins with musicians Machete Movement, poet Bonafide Rojas, and Def Poetry’s Mayda del Valle and Lemon Andersen for a celebration of the spoken word. Free, with reservation. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For RSVP, click here.

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