Thursday, July 28, 2011

Some Literary Events / July 28 - August 5

July 28 (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. This week's featured artists are actor, playwright, and spoken word artist Brian Dykstra, writer/musician/filmmaker Jesús Angel García, spoken word artist Talia Randall. Followed by a twelve-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 29 (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm) Hispanic Panic! Men and Women In Poetic Conversations About Love. Host and founder Charlie Vazquez reads from his new poetry collection, Meditations/Meditaciones - Bronx/Salsa. At Billie's Black, 271 West 119th Street. For more information click here.

July 31 (2 a 3 pm) The NY Poetry Festival w/ Acentos Poetry, Grito De Poetas & Capicu Poetry. Part of New York First Poetry Festival. At Governors Islands. For directions and more information, click here

August 1 (7:30 pm) Slam Team Sendoff Party. louderARTS sends their 2011 team off to the National Poetry Slam in style. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street. For more information click here.

August 5 (7:00 pm) Venezuela Literario at McNally Jackson. Venezuelan poets Jacqueline Goldberg and Hernan Zamora read and discuss their work. In Spanish. At McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street. For more information click here.

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