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 24 (7 pm) Tribute to Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Participants: Miriam Bornstein Gómez, Antonio Munné, and Vicente Molina Foix. At Instituto Cervantes (Auditorio), 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here
May 25 (6:30 pm) Latino Authors & Writers Society MeetUp. First MeetUp of 2012! This group was started to help aspiring and published Latino/a writers and members of the publishing industry get together for networking, sharing of ideas and information, readings and support, and just for fun. Anyone is invited to join, especially those whoare interested in contemporary Latino literature. At Déja Vu Book Lounge, East 112th Street and Lexington Avenue. For more information, click here.
May 25 (7 pm) Spanish Bookclub: Los Detectives Salvajes, de Roberto Bolaño With writers Sergio Chejfec and Mariano Louge. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, call 212-274-1160 or click here.
May 25 (10 pm) Friday Night Slam! Hosted by Mahogany Browne and featuring Ebony Stewart. $10 at the door. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here.
May 26 (6:30 pm) Salvador Gómez Barranco, Ensayos del dolor propio. Presentado por Paula Porroni, David Gil, Giuseppe Caputo y Gloria Esquive. At McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street. For more information, click here.
May 28 (6 pm-8 pm) Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop. Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.
May 28 (7 pm-10 pm). The Inspired Word’s NYC Open Mic Joint. A weekly series open to all types of artists—comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, and others. $10. One and One Bar/Restaurant (Downstairs Nexus Lounge), 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue). For more information, click here.
May 28 (9 pm) Open Mic Monday. All art forms welcome! $5. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here.
May 30 (6:30 pm-10 pm) The Inspired Word's NYC Poetry Slam. The second of five Inspired Word slams in 2012, hosted by HBO Def Poetry Star Gemineye. The winners in each of the five slams will be eligible to face off in the December 5 championship finals ($500 in total prize money). $10. At 116, 116 MacDougal Street (between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane). For more information, click here.
May 30 (7 pm-8 pm) Quarta Literária. Discussing Brazilian authors. At the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, 240 East 52nd Street. For more information, click here.
May 30 (9 pm) Wednesday Night Slam Open. Hosted by Jive Poetic 9:00pm, $7. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here.
May 31 (8 pm) UrbanErotika. The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Mo Beasley’s UrbanErotika keeps rolling on with its debut presentation at the Nuyorican. Featuring erotiks El Grito De Poetas, Peter “Rainmaker” Seaton, Jennifer Armas, Marie Michaell, and more. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here.
May 31 (7 pm) Martín Espada on Puerto Rican Poetry. Poet Martín Espada addresses the political poetic tradition of Puerto Rico, from Julia de Burgos to three major poets—Clemente Soto Vélez, Juan Antonio Corretjer, and Francisco Matos Paoli—who were imprisoned for their “seditious” words and ideas. At Poets House (Kray Hall). 10 River Terrace. $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members. For more information, click here.
APPLY NOW: Spoken Word Workshop with Lemon Andersen. The workshop (Mondays and Thursdays, June 11-July 5, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm) explores the use of performance poetry or spoken word as a tool for artists and actors to develop their own stories and characters. Classes focus on helping students develop their own performance pieces through the use of writing, voice, movement, and performance techniques. At Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th Street, Floor 3. NOTE: Admission is by interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Call the studio at 212-689-0087 to schedule an interview appointment. For more information, click here.
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