Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some Literary Events/ March 3 - 11

March 3 (6:30 pm) Mexican Modernism: New PerspectivesThe Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts releases a special Mexican Arts issue, presenting a complex new view of Mexican modernism. With Luis Carranza, associate professor of architecture at Roger Williams University. Reception to follow. 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 3 (7pm-9pm) Miguel Algarín: A Tribute. Celebrating the life of poetry and cultural activism of Miguel Algarín, founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Hosted by RA "R!" Araya. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. At the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East Third Street. For more information click here or call (212) 780-9386.

March 4 (6pm) Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola (1562-1631) A panel of experts will discuss the satiric work of the Spanish Golden-age poet. Hosted by the Hispanic Studies department, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4116. For more information click here or call (212) 817-8410.

March 6 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Acentos Writer's Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series welcomes poet Jessica Filion. 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.

March 6 (1pm-6pm) NYC Latina Writers Group. Bring your drafts to discuss with a encouraging group of fellow young authors. Fee: $5. At Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, in the Solarium E1413. For more information click here.

March 7 (7:30 pm) Seventeen Love Poems Slam. Presented by louderARTS, a gathering of aspiring and established poets and spoken-word artists. Featuring poet Mara Jebsen. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information click here.

March 8 (7pm) Brasil: 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 10 (5pm) 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. For more information click here or call (212) 249-8950.

March 10 (7pm) 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 King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, Suite 201. For more information click here or call (212) 998-3650.

March 10 (7pm) 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 11 (7pm) Poetry of the Americas at McNally Jackson. S/N, a quarterly journal dedicated to the poetry of the Americas in both English and Spanish, presents its newest issue and readings by some of its poets: 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 (7pm) 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 -10pm) A Benefit for Ricardo León Peña-Villa (El Poe) 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 the 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.

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