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Louis Armstrong Residency for Spring 2018

We are happy to announce the 10th annual 2017-2018 Louis Armstrong House & Museum writers-in-residence. Please join me in congratulating MFA students Christopher Guzman, Nadia Masir, Megan Pindling! I look forward to the work that they will develop over the semester. We had many talented applicants who I want to also thank for their interest […]

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Return of WordFeast!!!

Friday, June 24th @ 6:30PM Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35th Avenue Astoria, NY 11101 FREE with RSVP MFA alum Camila Santos is the main course (can we make that metaphor?) at WordFeast, later this month.  And just when you were thinking that our alumni are really getting around, triple it: MFA alums Leila […]

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Cornelius Eady @ QC!!!

Wednesday, March 8th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Klapper Hall, 4th Floor Flushing, NY 11367 The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to be partnering with Cave Canem to bring you a reading from the legendary Cornelius Eady (recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim […]

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Translation Seminar: Susan Bernofsky

Wednesday, February 10 @ 4PM Room C201 CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 Tomorrow is yields a unique opportunity–former Visiting Professor, and all-around brilliant person, Susan Bernofsky is holding a translation seminar at the CUNY Graduate center, care of the Center for the Humanities. If you’re free, you shouldn’t miss it! […]

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MFA student Andre Degas wins a NYSCA Award in Film & Media!

MFA student Andre Degas (Playwriting) won a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant for his film The Race “the story of Egyptian immigrants in New York City, the racial prejudices they face, and the deep mistrust they encounter in the community.”  Find out more about Andre’s film, and all the current grant winners, […]

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Brian Matthew Kim has a Cactus Heart

Nope, that’s a misprint.  It should say, MFA Alum Brian Matthew Kim is in Cactus Heart.  I’m a poor judge of anatomy, but Cactus Heart–a e-journal dedicated to literature that is”sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior”–is a great judge of […]

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Literary Legacies: Sharon Olds & Robin Coste Lewis

Monday, November 16th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum Queens College Klapper Hall, 4th Floor 65-30 Kissena Blvd. FREE The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to be partnering with the Poetry Society of America to bring you our latest installment of our Literary Legacies series, featuring readings from two fantastic poets: the […]

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Mission to (dit)Mars to Present DUCK

Monday, November 2nd @ 7PM LIC Music Academy 44-02-23rd Street Suite # 203 (2rd fl) Long Island City, New York FREE with reservation Alumni alert! MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos is having a full reading of his latest play Duck produced on November 2nd by the Queens-based drama arts organization Mission to (dit)Mars.  I’ve seen an […]

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Meet the New Kid: A Reading by Matvei Yankelevich

Wednesday, October 14th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum (405 Klapper Hall) Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd. FREE You know you’re curious about the new kid on the block, Visiting Professor Matvei Yankelevich. Now’s your chance to find out what he’s all about! The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to present translator, […]

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A Tribute to Philip Levine

Thursday, September 24th @ 7PM The Cooper Union 7 East 7th St New York, New York 10003 FREE The literary world suffered a huge loss when poet Phillip Levine passed on, earlier this year. His work, which the New York Times described as “vibrantly, angrily and often painfully alive with the sound, smell and sinew […]

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Kimiko Hahn/Lynn Emanuel @ Lillian Vernon

Friday, September 11th @ 7PM Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 West 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, NY 10011 FREE Spending Friday with Kimiko Hahn? Saturday looks puny by comparison. QC’s own Kimiko Hahn will be teaming up with poet Lynn Emanuel (who we all got to know last year when […]

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Da na na na na na na na na na na na na–Ghostbird!

Sunday, June 28th @ 5-7PM Fatty’s Cafe 45-17 28th Avenue Astoria, NY 11103 Don’t forget, the first flight of Ghostbird Press is this Sunday at Fatty’s Cafe.  You can read all about it, in my previous post. See you hep cats there!

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Botos on Mars

MFA alum Jonathan Alexandratos (aka, “Botos”) is the Featured Artist this month at the Queens playwriting collective Mission to (Dit)mars, which means a fantastic interview involving his upcoming projects (sure) but mostly Star Trek and comic books. Check it out: http://missiontoditmars.com/2015/04/28/featured-artist-jonathan-alexandratos/

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QC Goes 3X5

Saturday, April 25th @ 5PM Heimbold Auditorium Sarah Lawrence College 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York 10708 Free shuttle bus from the Metro North train station The Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival is back, which means it’s time to do math–3 writers from 5 different New York-area MFA programs will each reading for exactly 5 minutes.  […]

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Ghost Bike For Hoyt Jacobs

Sunday, April 19th @ 2:45PM Vernon Blvd. & 41st Ave Long Island City, New York The Street Memorial Project is honoring MFA alum Hoyt Jacobs, who as you all know left us far too soon, as part of their north Queens Bike Ride on Sunday, April 19th. This decade old project commemorates pedestrians and cyclists […]

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Reading Away From English: A Discussion with QC Translators & Translation Students

Monday, March 30th @ 6:30PM Godwin-Ternbach Museum Queens College, Klapper Hall 4th Floor FREE What is translation? How does it change the way you write, and even read? Find out all this and more when you come to this fantastic roundtable discussion between QC faculty and MFA Translation candidates. PARTICIPANTS Prof. Ammiel Alcalay (Bosnian) MFA […]

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Welcome, Maaza Mengiste!

I’m truly thrilled to announce that our Visiting Professor has stopped visiting.  Maaza Mengiste has just signed the contract to join us as a permanent, tenure-track faculty member in the MFA Program and the English Department at Queens College. We’re so excited to have such an incredibly talented writer as a part of our MFA […]

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Matthea Harvey!

The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is thrilled to announce our first MFA event of the spring semester, a reading in collaboration with The Poetry Society of America, The New Salon in Queens. Award winning poet Matthea Harvey will read from her work, followed by a Q&A with MFA alum Peter Vanderberg. […]

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