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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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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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A Tribute to Meena Alexander

Monday, January 28th @ 6PM The Kaye Playhouse Hunter College, North Building (68th Street between Park and Lex) To RSVP, please click here or call 212.772.4007   Meena Alexander was a Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City university of New York.  She was also an acclaimed poet […]

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Mapping the Future: MFA Alumni Talk Working Outside Academia

Wednesday, December 12th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York 11367 FREE   Is academia still the best place for writers? What about writers who don’t want to teach? How does a writer make a writing life outside of academia? What kinds of careers fuel a writing […]

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MFA Open House

Thinking about applying to grad school and want to know what goes on in a vibrant, new MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation? How does our program differ from other venerable institutions in the metropolitan area and from other programs across the U.S.? Is this program the best match for your own creative […]

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A Reading By Marilyn Chin

Wednesday, November 14th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum Klapper Hall, 4th Floor Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd. FREE   The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to be partnering with Kundiman to bring you a reading by the one and only Marilyn Chin. This literary legend will read from her extensive body […]

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MFA Commencement Flash 2018

We’re going to celebrate our graduating class of 2018 the right way–quickly.   Join us on Thursday May 31st, in the Godwin Ternbach Museum, Queens College for our annual Commencement Flash! Our entire graduating class will reading for a few minutes each, and, just like their time here, it will be both delightful and leave […]

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TheaterWorks! Short Plays On Caregiving at CUNY

    TheaterWorks! Short Plays On Caregiving at CUNY   Tue, May 22, 2018, 7:00 PM | Elebash Recital Hall Click here to RSVP for free tickets Join us for an evening of short plays written and performed by PSC-CUNY members who are involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member. […]

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Louis Armstrong Fellowship Reading – May 19th

This Saturday is the 10th Anniversary reading of the MFA program’s Louis Armstrong Fellowship. And not only will the current fellows (Christopher Guzman, Nadia Misir, and M.A. Pindling) be presenting their work, there’ll also be special guest readers from fellows past! Who, you ask? It’s a secret, a mystery you’ll have to crack by showing […]

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Fri, May 18: A Tribute to June Jordan

Fri, May 18: A Tribute to June Jordan Tue, May 22: TheaterWorks! Short Plays On Caregiving at CUNY Please join the Center for the Humanities for two very exciting free events at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This Friday, May 18th, join us for “A Tribute to June Jordan,” an intergenerational exploration and celebration of the […]

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The Godmother of Nuyorican Poetry

LUNCH WITH LEADERS SEMINAR Known as “The Godmother of Nuyorican Poetry,” Ms. Esteves is one of the first Dominican Boricua Nuyorican women to publish a recognized volume of poetry in the United States. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, her writings focus on transformation and empowerment through reflection on real-life issues. To register, please […]

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MFA Commencement Flash 2017

The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation cordially invites you to our fifth annual MFA Flash Reading Celebration, wherein the graduating class of 2017 will regale us with a flash reading (5 minutes each) from the bodies of work they produced over their time here at QC. Catch some morsels of poetry, prose, […]

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CREATING AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY FOR THE STAGE AND PAGE A reading and talk by Alvin Eng & Muna Tseng

APRIL 28th @ 6PM AAARI/CUNY, 25 West 43rd St, Suite 1000, betw. 5th & 6th Aves, Manhattan Admission is Free: Reservations suggested @ RSVP link Asian-American/Asian Research Institute, The City University of New York “Evening Lecture Series” Presents: CREATING AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY FOR THE STAGE AND PAGE A reading and talk by Alvin Eng & Muna Tseng Playwright/performer Alvin Eng will […]

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Belladonna* with: Nguyen, Rankine, and Rivera at Queens College

Monday, May 1st @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum Klapper Hall, 4th Floor Queens College, CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. FREE Please join us for the second installment of what we hope will be a long-running collaboration between the Queens College English Department and the Belladonna* Collaborative, which is bringing you an INCREDIBLE lineup of poets to the […]

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Nicole Cooley, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Pam Laskin: Turnstyle Reading Series

Monday, April 24th @ 6:30PM The Skylight Room (9100) CUNY Grad Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY FREE Last stop for Turnstyle! This month brings us Nicole Cooley (Breach, Milkdress), Said Sayrafiezadeh (When Skateboards Will Be Free), and Pam Laskin (Visitation Rites, Van Gogh’s Ear), along with this bevy of MFA-all stars: Rob Gunther […]

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A Reading By Kia Corthron

Tuesday, April 25th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum Klapper Hall, 4th Floor Queens College, CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. FREE Please join the Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation for a visit by Kia Corthron. Although you may know her for her career writing for theatre and television (she wrote for a little TV show […]

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Revisiting Eastern Europe: The Politics of Translation

Wednesday, March 1st @ 6:30PM CUNY Grad Center 365 Fifth Avenue The Skylight Room (9100) FREE Join translators Philip Boehm, Bela Shayevich, and Matvei Yankelevich as they explore the social and political implications of their craft, and how their latest projects fit into the international literary landscape. Hanna Krall epitomizes Polish reportage in Chasing the King of Hearts, Svetlana […]

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Die Fledermaus @ QC

I’m not sure if you’re all aware of what a great reputation, on an international scale, our music school has,here at Queens College. If you don’t know, here’s your opportunity to find out: check out this great opera offering! Die Fledermaus Opera Presented by Aaron Copland School of Music and Queens College Opera Thursday, February […]

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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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Media Blackness

Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 12:00 PM Room 9204 Center For the Humanities CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 FREE Join us for “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion will include multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and […]

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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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A Matter of Urgency and Agency: HIV/AIDS Now

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 06:30-8:30PM Martin E. Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 FREE Part of Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found, this evening with Jawanza James Williams (Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY)), Theodore (ted) Kerr (writer and organizer), Kenyon Farrow (essayist and US & […]

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QC MFA Open House

Want to know what goes on in a vibrant, new MFA Program? How does our program differ from other programs across the USA? Is this program the best match for me? Well, come one, come all! The Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation is having an Open House to answer any […]

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Rigoberto Gonzalez Returns to QC

Monday, November 14th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall 4th floor Queens College, CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 FREE Rigoberto González is not only a world-class writer, having written over a dozen books, from poetry and prose to children’s literature, he also holds the distinction of being the first Visiting Professor to the […]

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