Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some Literary Events / July 14 - 22

July 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. Followed by a thirteen-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.

July 14 (7:00 pm) Book Tour: "The Price of Escape." Author David Unger discusses his new novel, The Price of Escape, which tells the story of Samuel Berkow, a German Jew who escapes the Nazis on a boat to Guatemala. At Borders, 10 Columbus Circle. For more information click here.

July 15 (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm) Diamond in the Rough Open Mic. Kenny Ortega of Urban Latino Radio hosts an open mic. Performers have a chance to win a studio recording session, 100 cds, and an interview on Urban Latino Radio. At East Harlem Cafe, 1651 Lexington Avenue. For more information click here.

July 22 (7 pm): Wilbert Torre at McNally Jackson. The author of Todo por una manzana (Jus, 2010) in conversation with Claudio Iván Remeseira. Sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here

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