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Exploratory, emotional, ecstatic – these Queens locals and Queens supporters will share their stories with all the vibrancy and authenticity this borough is known for. Wit, rawness, passion, humor, and honesty: this is WORLD OF WORDS. Live onstage in LaGuardia Performing Arts Center‘s 200-seat Little Theatre, local writers/poets and performers – some of whom appeared […]

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Hangin’ With Louis

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (which is also National Poetry Month) CUNY students will get free admission to the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens. If you’ve never been before, you should absolutely go. It’s not just a collection of things, it’s an incredible step into the past. (Literally. You get to see […]

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Tonight, And Tomorrow

Don’t forget, you’ve got readings by three QC MFA alums in the next 48 hours. Tomorrow Rajiv Mohabir is reading at the Queens Museum, Sunu Chandy will be participating in Bangladesh: 1000 Words in Long Island City, but tonight, tonight, dear friends, Tyler Rivenbark is co-curating an immersive dramatic experience called Unstaged, where playwrights, actors, […]

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Bangladesh: 1000 Words

Saturday, March 29, 2014 @ 6:00pm Soundview Broadcasting 36-01 37th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 With Celina Su, Wah-Ming Chang, Meera Nair, Sunil Yapa, (QC Alum) Sunu Chandy, Alaudin Ullah, Jordan Alam, & friends “I don’t want to be your icon of poverty/ Or a sponge for your guilt” wrote photographer and poet Shahidul […]

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Alum Rajiv Mohabir @ Coolitude

The Queens Museum is proud to explore current Indo-Caribbean writers and artists who are turning to the history of indenture as muse and subject for interrogation in their own work. The multi-media event combines a reading from Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman, sculptural performance by artist Andil Gosine, performance poetry by Queens College alum Rajiv […]

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Blogging In The Creative Writing Classroom And Beyond

Tonight, Rob Garfield, the technical genius that helps us run it, is giving a talk tonight on “Blogging In The Creative Writing Classroom And Beyond.” That’s tonight, folks, March 12th @ 5PM in Klapper 710. If you’re in the neighborhood, you should stop by.

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Oh, Bernice! Pulls Double Duty

Oh, Bernice! the writing collective and reading series founded by alumni of the Queens College MFA program, is pulling double duty this Saturday.  They’ll be at the Queens Museum as part of ETERNiDAY in the afternoon.  Then, they’ll be back in Astoria for the usual monthly dose of the Oh, Bernice! Reading Series, with a […]

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ETERNiDAY: A Festival For Queens

Paolo Javier’s last act as Poet Laureate of the borough of Queens will live forever.  (Metaphorically.) ETERNiDAY is a day-long festival showcasing a diverse selection of poets, artists, musicians, performers, educators, and publishers from the borough and beyond, including Oh, Bernice! the writing collective formed by several graduates of the Queens College MFA program. The festival, which […]

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Readings, Readings, Readings!

With Nicole Cooley reading this Sunday at First Person Plural, Turnstyle this Tuesday, and (and that’s a big and) a Queens-double feature on Saturday (3/15/14) with ETERNiDAY and Oh, Bernice! in the evening, it’s a good thing you’re reading this blog–you’ve got your good times already planned out for you. Keep your dial tuned to […]

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Oh, Bernice! Valentine’s day reading

Join us the day after Valentine’s Day, February 15th, for a head over heels reading.  And with a lineup like this, it must be love:  Wendy Wisner Jenna Telesca Lee Ann Brown Carey Wallace and your host, Sachiko Clayton So grab your sweetheart and swoon along to the woo we’re pitching you.  The reading takes […]

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