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“Read Your Toys”: How Action Figures are Today’s Neglected Texts

Tuesday, December 13th Round K 99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 $12 MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos (pictured here with Star Trek action figures) is teaching a class on reading action figures as text.  Yes, you read that right.  Action figures, not as toys but as the cultural artifacts they are.  Read on, and, if […]

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Inside the Wild Heart – with Camila Santos!

Saturday, December 10th Immersive Gallery 132 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York $35 MFA alum Camila Santos will be appearing, this Saturday, after the evening’s performance of Inside the Wild Heart, along with Dr. Michele Nascimento Kettner, to talk about the work of Clarice Lispector. Inside the Wild Heart is a fully immersive theatrical experience showcasing […]

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QUEENS COLLECTS: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT QUEENS COLLEGE

Monday, December 5 @ 12:15 Godwin-Ternbach Museum 405 Klapper Hall FREE For those of you interested in applying for our Louis Armstrong Fellowship, you  can also take this opportunity to learn about what’s in the priceless collections held at Queens College! Panelists include: Ricky Riccardi, Louis Armstrong House and Archives Emily Ripley, Queens College Costume […]

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From a Single Archive to Infinite Writing Projects

Writing about other people’s lives is increasingly popular. Some dive into search engines while others head to actual libraries. Still others seek out archives. These panelists, all from different walks of life and genres, will speak to their very different experiences and projects that came from two archives located on the Queens College campus. In […]

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2016-2017 Poets Out Loud Prize

Ends on December 1, 2016 WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR DEADLINE. WE WILL NOW BE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2016 at 11:59pm. Please note that this year we are accepting manuscripts online only. Contest is open to poets with or without previous book-length publication. Volumes by two winners will be published by Fordham University Press: 1) The POL Prize, […]

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Queens Activism Now: A Reading and Panel Discussion

THE ELECTION IS OVER. What to do now? Come join artists, activists, and academics in a conversation at the Queens Museum about the different ways of making change in our communities. Featuring: Monica Aviles is an Immigrant Movement International community council member and also founder and educator of Wawa Kuna workshop (Ecuadorian folk dance for […]

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