Thursday, June 9, 2011

Some Literary Events / June 9-17

June 13 (6:30 pm) European Book Club: The Truth About the Sevolta Case. Come discuss the novel by Eduardo Mendoza, considered to be the most important Spanish novel released since Franco's reign. At Instituto Cervantes, Amster Yard Gallery, 211 East 49th Street. To RSVP, email For more information click here.

June 13 (7:30 pm) Between Parentheses: Celebrating the Nonfiction of Roberto Bolaño. New Directions Publishing celebrates the release of the Chilean writer's collected nonfiction with a panel discussion and reading by translator Natasha Wimmer, novelist Francisco Goldman, The Believer editor Heidi Julavits, Harper’s contributing editor Wyatt Mason, and The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein. At Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn. For more information click here
June 13 (7:30 pm - 11:00 pm) World Premiere Slam feat: Aimee Lee. Poet Aimee Lee headlines a night of poets who are challenged to read only brand-new, "world-premiere" work at the slam. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information click here

June 14 (6:30 pm) The Inspired Word. Mike Geffner presents this poetry/spoken word event showcasing well-known artists and new talent from around the country, followed by a 15-slot open-mic. At One and One, 76 East First Street. For registration and more information, click here

June 14 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) Word for Word Poetry. J. Michael Martinez, Deborah Paredez, and Carmen Tafolla present their work. At the Bryant Park Reading Room, Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information click here.

June 15 (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm) Live from Cuba: Roxy la Rusa en Nueva York. Avante-garde Cuban writer and performance artist, Pedro González Reinoso, appears as his alter ego, Roxy la Rusa, for a performance and book signing. At Phoenix, 449 East 13th Street. For more information click here.

June 16 (7:00 pm) José Manuel Prieto at Americas Society. The Cuban writer reads from and discusses his latest novel, Voz humana. At the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information click here.

June 17 (7:00 pm) Juan Carlos Reyna at McNally Jackson. The Mexican writer reads from his newest novel, Confesion de un Sicario (Confessions of an Assassin). At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here.

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