Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some Literary Events / April 30 - May 2

All events free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to last-minute cancellation; we urge the reader to check the venue's website or to call for reconfirmation.

April 30 (8:15 pm) Our AmericaHenry Louis Gates, Jr. and Ilan Stavans. A conversation with two of our most esteemed editor-scholars on the relationship between African American and Latino literature. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (near 92nd Street). For more information, click here.

May 1 (5:30 pm) A Conversation with Luis Rafael Sánchez  Hostos Community College president Félix Matos Rodríguez will confer the Hostos President’s Medal on the renowned Puerto Rican writer and playwright. Critic Arcadio Díaz Quiñones will introduce the author, and journalist Norberto Bogard will moderate the discussion. In Spanish. For information, click here.

May 1 (7:00 pm) Fernando Savater's Filoctetes: Un drama de amor y Guerra. A staged reading in Spanish. A play by Fernando Savater. In this work, the renowned Spanish author and philosopher (Etica para Amador) revisits the Sophocles masterpiece. Directed by René Buch, followed by a Q&A with the author and a reception. At Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th St. New York. Free with RSVP. For more information, click here.

May 2 (7:00 pm) Fernando Savater: About Adventure Books and Movies. From the 19th century tales of Edgar Allan Poe to the claustrophobic horror of Alien, through the humor of the Marx Brothers, the Middle-Earth of Tolkien and the shapeless monsters of Lovecraft, the Spanish philosopher and author will comment on stories that have made us dream in our childhood and keep thrilling us as adults. Instituto Cervantes – Auditorio, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Registration Deadline (June 2): Ollantay Center for the Arts Taller de Dramaturgia. Twelve sessions (June 11-22) conducted by Carlos Canales. Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan. For more information, call 347-778-6323 or send e-mail to

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