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Happy Day from Pandora’s Box: Save the Dates for Feb Events!

Hi Lovelies! You’re invited! Join us for our first Creative Showcase, “Vibrating Hope,” featuring the creative arts of our salon members Garima Soni, Melissa St. P. and Emeka Chima, plus collaborative arts from Pandora’s Box! (If you’ve been wondering what we do during the co-creating happening of our arts space, this may be your opportunity to be inspired to join […]

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Happy Half Hour at The Resort: Matthew Salesses and Courtney Maum

Feb 9, 2021 05:30 PM The Resort, an awesome arts space in LIC, is hosting a virtual happy hour conversation with Matthew Salesses (CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD) and Courtney Maum (BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL).  They’ll be discussing their recent books on craft and publishing, which is sure to be a valuable conversation. […]

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Why Open Pandora’s Box: Art, Love & Reality

A literary invite from MFA candidate Kara Pernicano–check it out: Hope all is well! A day to celebrate, indeed! What inspiration I find in our young poet laureate! Here’s to new light! I am planning a new year of virtual open mics & art salons this year! Sparked in quarantine, we keep evolving, called affectionately “Why Open Pandora’s Box: Art, Love & […]

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Translating Audre Lorde Now

Image by Akua Naru, 2018 Mon, Nov 30th, 6:00 PM (EST). This event will take place online via Zoom. Register here to access the Zoom link. *This event will include live captioning in English. *In Spanish. English interpretation available. In summer 2020, during the pandemic and social uprisings, “Audre Lorde Now” emerged from Cuba, Germany, Mexico, and […]

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OFF THE PAGE: MAAZA MENGISTE AND KIMIKO HAHN IN CONVERSATION

OFF THE PAGE: MAAZA MENGISTE AND KIMIKO HAHN IN CONVERSATION NOVEMBER 10, AT 7:00 PM Join us in conversation with two Queens College professors and authors, Maaza Mengiste and Kimiko Hahn, in the inaugural program of a new reading series, OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers. This program with Professors Mengiste and Hahn is sponsored […]

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Fall 2020 Broadside Reading Series II: Leila Ortiz & Zefyr Lisowski

Catch MFA alum Leila Ortiz tomorrow night at this reading for The Center for Book Arts:   Fall 2020 Broadside Reading Series II: Leila Ortiz & Zefyr Lisowski

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Retrieving the Real History: Exploring the Margaret Randall Archives at UNM

Organized as part of University Library’s annual Willard Lecture series, these events will feature (at 4pm MDT) Margaret Randall’s conversation with Nicaraguan revolutionary and writer Gioconda Belli, which includes a reading from Randall’s new memoir, I Never Left Home. This conversation will be preceded by a panel of scholars (at 2pm MDT) discussing Randall’s poetic, […]

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TOYS 101 is Back!

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos’ one-person show, TOYS 101, is back as part of Strange Sun Theater’s Digital Theater Festival, Explorations! Get all the details when you read this fancy article in Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/TOYS-101-Goes-Online-With-Strange-Sun-Theaters-Explorations-Digital-Theatre-Festival-20200818 

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Nicole Cooley – Queens Public Library – Literary Thursday

Aug 13, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Virtual This just in: QC’s own Nicole Cooley will be reading as part of Queens Public Library‘s upcoming Literary Thursday! Nicole will be reading with four past and present Queens poet laureates: Maria Lisella, Julio Marzan, Paolo Javier, and Hal Sirowitz. It’s an all-Queens lineup that’s a sure hit! https://www.queenslibrary.org/calendar/literary-thursdays-featuring-four-queens-poet-laureates-joined-by-poet-nicole-cooley/000140-0720?fbclid=IwAR0ugWW1cN5C-E7OS-cHceD-cJ0cfH_PgBh6wT0SsVyrNkHQ0d9Q0TDZ4Fg

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Women+ in Translation Reading Series

The Women+ in Translation Reading Series, this event will bring together five translators joined by their authors, working in such varied languages as Guatemalan Spanish, K’iche’, Hebrew, Arabic, Galician, and Senegalese French. The reading, moderated by Anna Dinwoodie, will be followed by a brief Q&A discussion (time permitting). We hope you’ll join us for this […]

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Translating the Uncertain Present: Madhu Kaza in conversation with Lina Mounzer

Tue, May 19th, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) | This event will take place online via HowlRound. Register here to access the link to livestream.  Join us for Week 2 of Translating the Future as we continue our series of conversations between renowned translators with “Translating the Uncertain Present,” featuring Madhu Kaza in conversation with Lina Mounzer. For most people on […]

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Poetry/Cabaret: Smitten!

Saturday, February 8th @ 7PM The Green Room 42 570 10th Ave 4th fl, New York, New York 10036 Check out QC MFA student Ariel Francisco at Poetry/Cabaret’s SMITTEN reading! Details: “A Variety Salon”—The third episode of the season, “SMITTEN!”, our “pre-Valentine’s Day recovery show”, explores the thrills and chills of loving, longing, and lusting. […]

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Mike Fu presents Sanmao’s Stories of the Sahara

Want to get a preview of Mike Fu’s Sanmao’s Stories of the Sahara before he reads at QC this semester?  Well, then go check him out at Greenlight Bookstore next week! Fort Greene Store: Thursday, February 6, 7:30 PM Mike Fu presents Sanmao’s Stories of the Sahara In conversation with YZ Chin The 15-million copy […]

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PEN Out Loud: Saidiya Hartman with Leslie Jamison

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Strand Book Store PEN Out Loud: Saidiya Hartman with Leslie Jamison   2019 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Saidiya Hartman celebrates the paperback release of her radical historical narrative, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, a genre-defying exploration of twentieth century young Black women. Hartman will be joined in conversation with bestselling author Leslie […]

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QC MFA at Queens Theatre

As part of our new partnership with Queens Theatre, we’ll be hosting an evening of short plays on December 13th!  Check it out! Queens Theatre 2019 New Playwrights Showcase staged readings of short plays from the Fall 2019 Graduate Drama Workshop at Queens College Friday, December 13, at 8PM Admission is free. THE PLAYS Door […]

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Lost & Found Series 8 Launch

Join us for the launch of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series VIII archival publications, as CUNY graduate student and faculty editors will share their experiences in the archive researching Diane di Prima, Pedro Pietri, Muriel Rukeyser, Mary Norbert Korte, and Julio Cortázar. We will also be launching the first two “Lost […]

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Poets Celebrate Birthdays of Whitman at 200 and Bryant at 225

November 3rd @ 2PM The Friends of Cedarmere 225 Bryant Ave, Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576   A Celebration of William Cullen Bryant’s 225th Birthday and Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday with a poetry reading and reception Featuring Award-Winning American Poets Lynn Emanuel Martha Rhodes Michelle Whittaker Master of Ceremonies Bob Sargent Open Readings By the […]

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Bajan Broughtupsy – The Barbados Pre-Independence Cultural Concert

November 2nd @ 7PM CUNY Medgar Evers College 1650 Bedford Avenue The Founders Auditorium Brooklyn, NY 11225 MFA alum Roger Smith will be performing as part of the 5th Annual presentation of Barbadian Cultural Arts and tradition celebrating Barbados Independence.  Bajan Broughtupsy is a cohobblopot of Barbadian culture which includes: Tuk Music, Folk Music, Drumming, […]

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Rooted Fall Symposium 2019

MFA alum Tyler Plosia has a play in Rooted Theater Company’s Annual Symposium! Check it out! https://www.rootedtheaterco.org/events

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Collage Zine Workshop – La Placita!

Saturday, October 26th @1PM Lowery Plaza (40th Street at Queens Boulevard, under the 7 Train) FREE There’s a zine workshop run by Cristina Ferrigno, where people will use local takeout menus with photos of Latinx food participants will make a collaged zine thinking about the connection to food, family, home and place.  It’s part of […]

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The Haji Show!

Nov. 9th & 10th Brooklyn Music School 126 Saint Felix Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 $20-75 QC’s own Roger Sedarat is stepping aside and allowing his alter ego, Haji Baba to take over.  Haji will be bringing his world famous talk show to Brooklyn for two nights, details below– You should be there! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-haji-show-tickets-71095972969?fbclid=IwAR0WHrLiLCa6i5dT77A_trKrOw1xqoA5vQGGYaqidyPqnAgmO1ysvdVUjN0 Description Get […]

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Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World

Wednesday, October 2nd @ 7PM Asian American Writers Workshop 112 W 27th St, Ste 600 New York, NY FREE ($5 suggested donation) MFA student Nadia Misir is talking part in a roundtable discussion about travel and identity–check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/2501108670117325/ Description: What does it mean to care about others in an unequal world? If some […]

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Greg Nissan NYC Book Launch

September 27th @ 7PM Berl’s Poetry Shop 141 Front Street Brooklyn, NY FREE If you want to hang out with the cool kids, you should check out this chapbook launch at Berl’s this Friday! https://www.facebook.com/events/467838890738746/ Come celebrate Greg Nissan’s brand new DoubleCross Press chapbook: The City is Lush With / Obstructed Views with readings from […]

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Book Launch: The Tenant of Fire

Friday, September 27th @ 7PM Poets House 10 River Terrace New Yawk, NY FREE Poet Ryan Black, alumni of the QC undergraduate program, is publishing his first book of poems, The Tenant of Fire.  He’s teaming up with poets Ciaran Berry, Esther Lin, and novelist Sameer Pandya for a book launch that is sure to […]

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Literary Partners Program: Ghostbird Press 2019 Book Launch Reading and Celebration

September 28th @ 3PM Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY FREE This book launch celebrates two new chapbooks from Ghostbird Press: Joseph O. Legaspi’s Postcards, and Sylvia Beato’s Allegiances, winner of the 2019 Birdhouse Prize. Both authors will read from their chapbooks and be available during the following reception for conversation and book […]

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