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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, August 17th @ 6PM East River Park East River Promenade, New York, NY 10019 FREE Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe champions the use of spoken word and […]

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This Woman Must Be My Wife

Sunday, August 24th @ 4:30PM & 7:30PM & Sunday, August 31st @ 4:30PM & 7:30PM Gantry Plaza State Park 4-09 47th Rd. Long Island City, NY 11101 FREE   Join QC alum Tyler Rivenbark (Playwriting) for a little Sunday drama–Tyler (ever-inventive) is putting on one of his plays, and he’s picked an ingenious place to […]

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McSweeney’s @ Word For Word

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 7PM Bryant Park (between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues) New York, NY Head down to Bryant Park tomorrow night for a fantastic showcase of McSweeney’s writers. This literary lineup includes the incredible Matthea Harvey: Matthea Harvey Carl Adamshick Dan Chelotti It’s too good to miss! (So, don’t.)

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Prison Journal of a Child Bride

In case you missed it on our Facebook page, QC’s own Roger Sedarat has a new translation up on Guernica, called “Prison Journal of a Child Bride.” It’s the first-hand account of a young Iranian woman imprisoned for killing the man she was sold to when she was thirteen. Here’s a small snippet: “Because we […]

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Ooga Boog-a

Don’t forget today kicks off the Welcome to Boog City literary festival.  For all the deets and dirt, check out my previous entry.

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2014 Pen Awards

The 2014 PEN Awards are rolling in, and that includes the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation (For a book-length translation of poetry into English published in 2013) which was judged by QC’s own Kimiko Hahn–this year Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos was selected. Here’s (an excerpt of) Kimiko Hahn’s decision: Yannis Ritsos’ Diaries […]

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