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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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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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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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Creative Mosaic LIVE!

Go see MFA student Kara Pernicano this Saturday, September 14th at Creative Mosaic, a curated art show of Queens artists–Kara will have both art on the walls and she’ll be reading too! Check out the details, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1154432154765043/

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Words Cannot Describe This – A Reading of a New Play

December 14th @ 7PM The Broom Tree Theatre Astoria First Presbyterian Church 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, Queens   This is the second of two free staged readings of (MFA alum) Jonathan Alexandratos’ Queens Council on the Arts-funded play, WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THIS. It will begin at 7pm on Friday, December 14th at the Broom Tree Theatre […]

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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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Queenzenglish Int’l 2018 @ Queens Museum

Saturday, December 8th @ 3PM Queens Museum New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368   Queenzenglish Int’l 2018 @ Queens Museum A series of readings and performances including: Carla Harryman Paolo Javier Kyoo Lee Maria Lisella Thurston Moore Tracie Morris Eileen Myles                    […]

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MFA Open House – December 5th

Don’t forget about our upcoming 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 […]

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Newtown Literary Issue #13 Launch Reading

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7PM The Local NY 1302 44th Ave, Long Island City 11101 MFA alum Jason N. Fischedick is a part of this awesome lineup for the launch of the latest issue of Newtown Literary, the only independent literary journal in the borough of Queens. Maybe we’ll finally find out what the […]

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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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Jonathan Alexandratos’ New Play Features Greek-Albanian Experience

Spotlight on MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos–the reading of his latest play Words Cannot Describe This got a write-up in The National Herald. Jonathan Alexandratos’ New Play Features Greek-Albanian Experience Much love to Jonathan and to the Mission to Ditmars organization!

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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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SEA & HEAR: Anne Posten

November 10th, 2018 @ 5:30PM Rockaway Love 90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. FREE MFA alum Anne Posten is the featured reader of the brand new reading series, SEA & HEAR.  Anne will be coming in from Germany to read from her work, and an open mic will follow. Be there! SEA & HEAR is a reading […]

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Heather Simon – Home Scar

9/15 from 2pm-6pm RISE: Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd Far Rockaway, NY 11692 (Take the Rockaway-Bound “A” Train to Beach 60th St Station RISE is just across the street.) MFA alum Heather Simon has a solo art show coming up–you should check it out: Home Scar is a poetry comic […]

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Ghostbird Press Book Launch 2018!

Sunday, July 1st @ 5PM Fatty’s Cafe 45-17 28th Ave Astoria, NY FREE We’ve been combing our wings all month for this–Ghostbird Press takes flight this Sunday, hatching this year’s flock of new books!  MFA alum Ethan Kaplan heads up a great publishing year for Ghostbird: Ethan James Kaplan Imitatio Paul Luikart Brief Instructions Christine Hamm Notes on […]

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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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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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A Press Award for Camila Santos???

Camila Santos recently took part in Masks of the Quotidian, a multidisciplanary exhibit inspired by interviews with Brazilian women living in Astoria, Long Island City and Woodside. That event has now been nominated for a Brazilian International Press Award for Best Cultural Event!  Will Camila win?  That’s up to you–vote now! http://pressawards.us/ And, I believe, […]

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Masks of the Quotidian – Camila Santos

December 9th @ 6:30PM The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 FREE MFA alum Camila Santos is taking part in Masks of the Quotidian, a multidisciplinary exhibition and dramatic reading exploring the complex identities of Brazilian women living in Queens. The lineup features: Camila Santos Viviane Aquino Keka Marzagao It’s sure […]

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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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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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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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Roger Sedarat, Ann Podracky, Senia Hardwick – Oh, Bernice! 4/12

The next edition of Oh, Bernice! is super QC-studded: a professor, an alum, and a current student!  You should go! When: Wednesday, 4/12 at 7:00 pm Where: Alewife NYC bar, 5-14 51st Ave, Long Island City 11101 RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1314913085260556/ In addition to Alewife’s scrumptious food and drink menu, we’ll have an exciting lineup of readers to give […]

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Program Assistant | Free Writing Classes @ Queens Library

Looking for a literary resume booster?  Check out this part-time job with Newtown Literary: https://newtownliterary.submittable.com/submit/78152/program-assistant-free-writing-classes-queens-library

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