Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some Lit Events / May 10 - 17


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 10 (7 pm) Book Presentation: Traveler of the Century. In English with bilingual readings. Argentine-Spanish writer Andrés Neuman 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, 680 Park Avenue. For more information and registration, click here.

May 10 (7 pm) Poetry: Ari Banias, Tonya Foster, Brenda Iijima, and Ricardo MaldonadoFeaturing 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.

May 11 (6 pm) Colombia: Writing the Conflict. A lecture on María Eugenia Vásquez's Escrito para no morir, by Professor Constanza López. At the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4116. For more information, call 212-817-8410 or click here.

May 11 (7 pm) María Negroni: Pequeño Mundo Ilustrado. In conversation with Mariana Amato, Argentine poet María Negroni presents the book that, along with Museo negro (1999) and Galería fantástica (2009), completes a trilogy. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160 or click here.

May 11 (7 pm) Mike Geffner Presents: Open Mic. $10 cover charge. Le Poisson Rouge (Downstairs Gallery Bar), 158 Bleecker Street. For more information, click here.

May 11 and 12 (8 pm) Musica Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Slam & Beyond. This evening will honor the Nuyorican poets movement and will feature music by Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, plus special guest Lin-Manuel Miranda of Broadway’s “In the Heights!” and poets Sandra María Esteves, Tato Laviera, Odilia Rivera Santos, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz, Patty Dukes & RephStar, and Christopher “Chilo” Cajigas. Prices vary. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). For information and tickets, click here


May 12 (3 pm) Latin American Tales in English and Spanish. Bilingual storyteller Regina Ress brings a rollicking program of interactive stories and songs from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. For ages 5 to 12 years. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children’s Center, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. For more information, click here.

May 12 (6:30 pm) Tribute to Jorge Santiago Perednik (Argentina, 1952-2011) and Launch of El shock de los Lenders/The Shock of the Lenders and Other Poems (Action Books). With readings in English and Spanish by Molly Weigel, Ernesto Livon Grosman, Charles Bernstein, James Sherry, and Lila Zemborain. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160 or click here.

May 12 (7 pm-11 pm) The Capicu Peoples Open Mic & Jibaro's B'day. Celebrate the birthday of Capicu co-founder George "Urban Jibaro" Torres, plus the Peoples Open Mic, hosted by “La Sensacion” and PaPo Swiggity, and award-winning writer, poet, and musician Rick Kearns-Morales. 21 and over. $10 cover. At LP & Harmony, 683 Grand St (between Manhattan Ave & Graham Ave), Williamsburg. For more information, click here.

May 16 (6 pm-8 pm) Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East SidePresented by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Featured speakers will be Miranda Martinez and Alan Aja. At Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue (West Building, 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room). For more information, call 212-396-6545 or click here.

May 16 (6:30 pm) 'Vicios de dicción' de las gramáticas académicas. A lecture by José Gómez Asencio (Universidad de Salamanca). At the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6421. For more information, call 212-817-8410 or click here.

May 16 (7 pm) Book Launch: Spain in U.S. Literature. Writer Eugenio Suárez Galbán will talk about his latest work with William Scherzer and Antonio Muñoz Molina. At Instituto Cervantes (Auditorio), 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here.

May 16 (7 pm) Women Travelers in Latin America: Panel Discussion. Featuring scholars Claire Emilie Martin, Vanesa Miseres, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, and Adela Pineda Franco. Adriana Méndez Rodenas will moderate. Reservations required. $10/Free for Americas Society members. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information and registration, click here

May 17 (5 pm-7 pm) Bronx Teen Poet Open Mic. Showcasing the talents of teen poets from the Bronx Writers Corps programs and partners. Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, Bronx. For more information, call 718-518-6728 or click here.


May 17 (7 pm) Women Travelers in Latin America: Keynote Address. Lecture by Adriana Méndez Rodenas entitled “The Transatlantic Imagination.” Reservations required. $10/Free for Americas Society members. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information and registration, click here.


May 18 (6 pm-9 pm) Bronx Stories: Home Bound. An evening of storytelling, music, poetry, and readings. Bronx Museum North Wing – Second Floor. Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse. For more information, click here.

May 18 (7 pm) Women Travelers Symposium: Launch of Review 84. Comments by Review editor Daniel Shapiro and guest editor Adriana Méndez Rodenas; readings by Carlos Franz, Pola Oloixarac, and Michael Schuessler, and Jessica Ernst Powell; and commentary by Hilda Benítez about the novel Woman in Battle Dress, by her late husband, Antonio Benítez Rojo. Reservations required. $20/free for Americas Society members. At Americas Society/Council of the Americas, 680 Park Avenue. For more information and registration, click here.

May 18 (7 pm) Latinos NYC presents...Wordz of Seduction. $10. Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 236 East 3rd Street. For for more information and tickets, click here.


May 22 (6 pm-8 pm) BRIO Writing Series with poet/performer Urayoan Noel. Poetry winner Urayoan Noel leads a hands-on poetry writing workshop for emerging Bronx poetic voices. Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. For more information, call            718-518-6728       or click here.

OUTSIDE NEW YORK: May 11-May 13: LéaLA - Feria del Libro en Español de Los ÁngelesAt the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall-K. For more information, click here.

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