Thursday, April 14, 2011

Some Literary Events/ April 14 - 22

April 14 (9:30am - 6:30pm) Nueva York en español: One Day Symposium and Art Exhibit. Hybrido Magazine presents a whole day of poetry readings and art, with panel discussion for educators and much more. Presentations in English with poetry readings in English and in Spanish. Also screening the short film Taught to Hate, presented by Director James Garcia Sotomayor. Keynote speaker: Legislator Viloria Fisher. Special Guest Assemblyman Phil Ramos. At SUNY Old Westbury, Student Union. Multipurpose room. For directions and more information, click here.

April 14 (6:00 pm) Book Launch: Martorell/Oller - Two Masters Searching The Same Piece. Antonio Martorell presents a new bilingual edition his newest novel, El velorio (no vela) (Martorell’s Wake), inspired by a painting by Francisco Oller y Cestero. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information click here or call (212) 308-7720.

April 14 (6:30 pm) Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word. Every Thursday night, Mike Geffner presents this poetry/spoken word event showcasing well-known artists and new talent from around the country. Presenting 2011 Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malchi and HBO Def Poetry star Paul Flores. Followed by a fifteen-slot open-mic, and hosted by three-time Def Poet Gemineye. At One and One, 76 East First Street. For registration and more information, click here.

April 14 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am) Book Launch: Daniel Hernández. The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race presents Daniel Hernández's new book, Down and Delirious in Mexico City with a panel discussion featuring Columbia professors Claudio Lomnitz, Seth Fein, and Romeo Guzman, and NYU professor Imani  Johnson.  At Columbia University, 420 Hamilton Hall, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue. Followed by a book launch party with open bar at Cantina Royale, 58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg. For more information about both events, click here.

April 14 (7:30 pm) Francisco Goldman at Greenlight Bookstore. Novelist Francisco Goldman reads from and discusses his newest book, Say Her Name, a tribute to his late wife, writer Aura Estrada. At Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. For more information click here or call (718) 246-0200.

April 15 (10:00 am – 8:00 pm) Emotional Cultures in Spain. Scholars from the United States and Spain gather to discuss emotional representation in Spain, and to counter the secondary status of emotion in cultural conversation. At King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information click here or call (212) 998-3650.

April 15 (6:00 pm) The Invention of Latin Americanism. Lecture by professor Fernando De Giovanni (Wesleyan University), sponsored by CUNY’s Hispanic Program. At CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, room 4116. For more information click here or call (212) 817-8410. 

April 16 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm) New York Book Fair Expo Immigrant Heritage Week. A day of events centered around Latino writers examining displacement. At 4:00 pm there will be a featured dialogue between Gustabo Arango, writer of the prize-winning novel El Origen del Mundo, and Miguel Falquez Certain. At the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. For more information click here or call (718) 592-9700.

April 16 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Celebrating Poetics at El Museo. Featuring Myrna Nieves, Rigoberto Gonzalez, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Michele Serros and special out-of-town guest Paul Flores. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. Free, with RSVP required here. For more information click here. 

April 15 (7:00 pm) Poetry and Narrative of the Chile and Peru. Chilean Poet Verónica Zondek, author of Por gracia de hombre, discusses her work with Argentinian poet and critic Lila Zemborain; and fiction writers Andrea Jeftanovic of Chile and Diego Trelles Paz of Peru discuss their books with Chilean novelist and critic Lina Meruane. In English and Spanish. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here or call (212) 274-1160.

April 16 (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) Works in Progress. Write Flow, a creative writing workshop for women of color, presents a public reading, writing, and open-mic session (instruments welcome). At Coqui Mexicano, 871 Third Avenue, Bronx. For more information click here.

April 17 (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Acentos Writers Workshop. This acclaimed hands-on writing series welcomes a new guest facilitator each week. RSVP is required; please send an email to and bring photo ID to the event. At Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Room A-329, 475 Grand Concourse. For more information call (917) 209-4211.

April 17 (3:00 pm) New York With An Accent: Immigrant Scholars and Artists Launch Event. As part of Immigrant Heritage Week, Immigrant Scholars and Artists in New York, a new alliance of people in the arts and academia, celebrates its formation with a whole afternoon of performances. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information click here (scroll down to Sunday, April 17) or call (212) 780-9386.

April 18 (6:30 – 8:30 pm) Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop. Every Monday, 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.

April 19 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Book Launch: Luisa Valenzuela. The Argentine author will read from Texto, contexto, y postexto - Aproximaciones a la obra de Luisa Valenzuela. Free but with limited seating; please RSVP to At the Consulate General of Argentina in New York, 12 West 56 Street. For more information click here.

April 19 (6:00 pm- 9:00 pm) Colectivos Poetas en Nueva York: Latino Writers in New York. Celebrating the visit of Mexican poets, as part of a week of readings and poetic integration organized by faculty an students of the City University of New York. Featuring special guests Mónica González Velázquez and Mario Dux Castel, and New York-based poets and writers Madeline Millán, Etnairis Rivera, Juana Ramos, José de la Rosa, Yrene Santos, Tomas Galán, Carlos Aguasaco, Natalia Aristizabal, Nicolás Linares, Diego Vargas and Iván Hincapié. At Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street. For more information, click here or call (347) 682-7488 or (646) 289-1286.

April 19 (7:30 pm - 11:00 pm) Reg. E. Gaines at louderEDGE. Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist Reg. E. Gaines takes over the mic. It'll be a break from team poetry slam semifinals, but the intensity is sure to be just as high! At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information click here.

April 20 (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) In Our Lingo: Novels, Social Media, and Films for Young Adults. Filmmaker-novelist Elisha Miranda, filmmaker-photographer Karly Beaumont, and actor-filmmaker Yahaira Paulino discuss the difficulties of connecting with young people in this hyper-stimulating age, and the necessity of involvement in multiple art forms. Hosted by La Casa Azul bookstore. At El Museo del Barrio's El Café, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information click here.

April 21 (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm) Erotic Words. LatinosNYC presents a sexy poetry slam featuring Rainmaker and J.Skye, with an open-mic for your erotic poetry to follow. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information click here or call (646) 352 1759.

April 21 (7:00 pm) KJCC Poetry Series. Curator Lila Zemborain presents a poetry reading by Southern Cone writers Monica Sifrim and Veronica Zandek. At King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information click here or call (212) 998-3650.

April 21 (7:00 pm) Book Presentation: Poetas in Nueva York. Presentation of the anthology Poesía sin fronteras, poetas latinos en Nueva York (Mi Cielo Ediciones). Organized by the Colective Poetas en Nueva York. At the Immigrant Movement International, 108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens. For more information, click here.

April 22 (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) NYC Latina Writer’s Group. The NYCLWG holds its last session until the Fall. Share with us your work in progress, journals, etc., and focus on the theme of fertility, renewal, and rebirth. Email for address and to RSVP. The full-day fee is $25. For more information click here.

April 22 (7:00 pm) Tertulia ‘La Otra Orilla’. Open mic for Spanish-language poets and writers, organized by colective Poetas en Nueva York. At Librería Barco de Papel, 4003 80th Street, Elmhurst. For more information, send an email to or call (347) 682-7488 or (646) 289-1286.

April 22 (7:00 pm) Víctor Manuel Ramos at the King Juan Carlos. The winner of the North American Academy of Spanish Language award will discuss his his prize-winning book, La Vida Pasajera (The Itinerant Life). Featuring a panel wwith Gonzalo Santonja, Jorge I Carrubias, Patricia Lopez L.-Gay, Nuria Morgado, and Gerardo Piña-Rosales. In Spanish. At King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information click here or call (212) 998-3560.

April 22 (7:00 pm) 20th-Century Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Reading. Elicura Chihuailaf Nahuelpán, Odi González, and María Negroni read and discuss their work with Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here or call (212) 274-1160.

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