Sunday, May 6, 2012

Some Literary Events / May 6 - 10

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.

May 7 (6 pm) Book Presentation: Spanish in New York. A socio-linguistic survey by scholars Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella. At Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue (between 34th & 35th Street). Please RSVP at azentella@ucsd.edu or by calling to 858-534-8128.


May 7 (7 pm) NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Program: Students Readings. Featuring the work of Giuseppe Caputo, Cristina Colmena, Manuel Fihman, David Gil, Salva G. Barranco, Mariana Graciano, Bethsabé Huamán Andía, Consuelo Martínez-Reyes, Edgardo Núñez, Luciano Piazza, Pedro Plaza, Paula Porroni, Elvira R. Liceaga, Juan José Richards, Florencia San Martín, Vanessa Sayos del Castillo, R.E. Toledo, Alia Trabucco Zerán and Kadiri Vaquer. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Sq. South. For more information, call 212-998-3650 or write to spanish.creativewriting@nyu.edu.


May 7 (7 pm) Mike Geffner Presents: Open Mic Joint + After-Party. $10 cover charge. One and One Bar/Restaurant (Downstairs Nexus Lounge).  76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue). For more information, click here.


May 8 (7 pm) Writing, Editing, and Publishing in the Americas. Presented by The Coffin Factory and FSG. A conversation on publishing from the perspective of writers who are also editors in both North and South America, including John Reed, Justin Taylor, Carlos Labbe, and Andrés Neuman. The panel will be moderated by Craig Epplin. Andrés Neuman will also read from his new novel, Traveler of the Century (FSG, 2012). McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St., New York. For more information, call 212-274-1160 or click here.

May 8 (7 pm) Book Launch: Rafael Rojas's The Oblivion Machine. Myth, History and Power in Cuba. A collection of essays about the history of ideas in the island-nation, before and after the Cuban Revolution. In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation. Location: Instituto Cervantes at Amster Yard, 211-215 East 49th Street, New York. For event information, click here.


May 8 (7:30 pm) Felipe Ossa's The Ultimate Stimulus. A one-woman show introducing the world to Amanda McCloud, a renegade economist with an unorthodox solution to fix America's growing income gap. Plus “Related Compounds," by Rachel Karp. At Dixon Place: 161 Chrystie Street. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets, click here.


May 8 (9 pm) Mike Geffner Presents: Open Mic Joint. $10 cover charge. Nuyorican Poet’s Café. 236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B and C). For more information, click here.


May 9 (11 am-1 pm) Mario Mendoza Book Club at El Museo. Join us to discuss the work of Colombian author Mario Mendoza, winner of the 2002 Biblioteca Breve Award for his novel Satanás. At El Museo del Barrio (Black Box Theater), 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street). For more information, click here.

May 9 (5:30-7:00 pm) Latino Authors Speak. Panel moderated by Robert F. Cohen, director of the Book-of-the-Semester Project. Featuring Orlando Ferrand, Charlie Vázquez, Linda Nieves-Powell, and Sofia Quintero. At Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, Room C-391, Bronx. For more information, click here.

May 9 (6:30 pm-10:00 pm) Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word. Poets Camille Rankine, Nicole Sealey & Hallie S. Hobson + Open Mic. $10 cover charge. At 116, 116 MacDougal Street (between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane), Downstairs Lounge. For information and tickets, click here.

May 9 (7 pm) A Night of Poetry and Storytelling. $10. At Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, call 212-505-8183For tickets, click here.

May 9 (8 pm) Cecilia Vicuña’s Kon Kon and A Conversation with Cecilia Vicuna & Jonathan Skinner. A new cut of Kon Kon (2012, 60 mins) will be screened, followed by a conversation between Cecilia Vicuña & Jonathan Skinner. In this documentary poem, poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña returns to Con Cón beach, the birthplace of her art in Chile At St. Marks Church, 131 East 10th Street. For more information, call 212-674-0910 or click here.


May 10 (7 pm) Book Presentation: Traveler of the Century, by Andrés Neuman. In English with bilingual readings. Neuman (Buenos Aires, 1977) will read from and discuss his latest novel, and Andy Tepper of Vanity Fair will read selections from the English translation. Reservations required. $10/free for Americas Society members. At Americas Society/Council of the Americas, 680 Park Avenue. For more information and registration, click here.

May 10 (7 pm) An Evening with Poets Ari Banias, Tonya Foster, Brenda Iijima, and Ricardo MaldonadoFeaturing poetry by four 2011 Artist Fellowship recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts. At the Graduate Center (The James Gallery), 365 Fifth Avenue. 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 OLLANTAYpm@aol.com


OUTSIDE NEW YORK: May 11-May 13: LéaLA, Feria del Libro en Español de Los Ángeles. For the second year in a row, the Spanish-Language Book Fair in LA celebrates reading and Spanish-language books. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall-K. For more information, click here.

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