Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some Literary Events/ March 17 - 23

March 17 (6: 30 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. Presenting the First  Slam Master Jam for Poets, Spoken Word Artists, and Storytellers: $500 in total prize. At One and One, 76 East 1st Street, Manhattan. For registration and more information, click here.  

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

March 18 (6-8.30pm) Bronx Stories. Join us for an evening of storytelling inspired by art and the neighborhood. Featuring Michele Carlo, Tom Lee, Mr. Patrick, and Miriam Tabb. MC Master Lee. The goal of this program is to challenge preconceptions about the Bronx by portraying the diversity of experience in the borough and revealing its realities beyond stereotypical images of urban decay. The program also aims to strengthen community and provide a platform for voices from the Bronx community to be heard. At The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse and 165th St. For more information, click here.

March 18 (7:00 pm) La Loba Poetry Series: Ides of March. Join the one and only Vanessa Martir and guest host, Gabrielle Rivera, for Binge and Purge. Let your rants out! At Lolita Bar, 266 Broome Street. For more information, click here or call 212-966-7223.

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. Presented by the McNally Jackson Books, 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. Shearsman Books, a postnational poetry publisher from the UK, with a commitment to global literature, celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a reading at the Bowery Poetry Club. Shearsman  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 RSVP. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here

March 21 (5 pm) Dominican York. Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof will talk about his book A Tale of Two Cities: Santo Domingo and New York after 1950 (Princeton U. Press, 2008) At Room 404W, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South.

March 21 (7:00-9:00 pm) Pedro Pietri: El Poeta del Barrio/The Poet from the Hood. Taller Boricua partners with the Puerto Rican Embassy for an open0mic reading of Pedro Pietri's poems in honor of his birthday, and for a commemoration of the Ponce Massacre. At The Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. For more information click here or call (212) 831-4333.

March 21 (7:30 – 11:00 pm) Book Release Extravaganza. LouderARTS co-curator Marie-Elizabeth Mali celebrates the release of her first book of poems, Steady, My Gaze. Following a reading by the author a number of special guests will read and perform their own work, and the night will close with an open mic. At Bar 13, 35 East Thirteenth Street. For more information click here.

March 23 (6-8 pm) Puerto Rican Political Identity. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies presents author Lorrin Thomas, who will discuss her recent book Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in 20th Century New York City (The University of Chicago Press, 2010) with panelists Edgardo Meléndez, Aldo Lauría Santiago and Edna Acosta-Belén. At the Chanin Center, B126 (on the subway level of the West Building) Hunter College, 425 East 25th Street. For more information, call 212-772-5714.

March 23 (7:00 pm) Carmen Valle at El Museo. Puerto Rican poet Carmen Valle presents her latest collection of poetry accompanied by poets Karen Sevilla and Carlos Vázquez Cruz. In Spanish. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here.

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