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The Lonely Planet Guide to Diaspora: Part Two

MFA student Nadia Misir has an essay up on QC Voices right now–it is lush and moving and you should check it out now: The Lonely Planet Guide to Diaspora: Part Two

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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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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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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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A Tennis Player’s Guide to the Resistance

MFA alum Brian Kim uses tennis as a metaphor for living in the Trump era in his essay, here: https://brianmatthewkim.com/blog-posts/2018/1/28/a-tennis-players-guide-to-the-resistance

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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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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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MFA program celebrates 10th Anniversary

I’m sure most of you knew about our recent 10th anniversary open mic.  I saw a lot of familiar faces both on and off the stage!  And, as alumni from all ten years of the program gathered to share work, the Knight News, Queens College’s student run newspaper, was there to take a few interviews […]

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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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Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival – July 16th

You’re all invited to the 3rd Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival, which will take place on July 16th, from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This year we’re honoring Louis’ years in New Orleans by featuring musical acts by Dr. John, Soulive and Kermit Ruffins in the evening, but still staying true […]

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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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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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V for Vendetta, S for Souvlaki

MFA student Rob Gunther has a beef, involving beef–in this very funny article he wrote for Though Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/rob-gunther/2015/06/an-open-letter-to-the-guy-who-cut-me-in-line-at-the-souvlaki-cart/ Check it out!

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All Systems Go: Mission 3!

Monday, June 22nd Astoria Performing Arts Center @ Good Shepard United Methodist 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Road) FREE (w/ RSVP) Mission to (Dit)mars is set to launch again, and two of our Playwrighting alums, Jonathan Alexandratos & Tyler Rivenbark, are scheduled as astronauts. Check it out: —————– ALL SYSTEMS GO: MISSION 3 is an […]

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Launch of the Ghostbird

Sunday, June 28th @ 5-7PM Fatty’s Cafe 45-17 28th Avenue Astoria, NY 11103 Now hear this!  MFA alum Peter Vanderberg started a independent press just last year called Ghostbird, which pairs literature with fantastic artwork.  Now, just a few months later, he’s launching his first titles! And it just so happens his first two poetry […]

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It May Be May

Saturday, May 16th @ 7PM The Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st St, Astoria, New York 11106 FREE Hey there, baby. Don’t say maybe. I know the sweet, sweet literary stylings of this ultra talented lineup can save you: * Robert Hershon (Freeze Frame, and legendary editor of Hanging Loose Press) * Chris Slaughter * Panagiota Lilkaki […]

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Life With Louis

Saturday, May 16th @ 1PM Louis Armstrong House Museum 34-56 107th St, Corona, New York 11368 FREE Co-Sponsored by the Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation and the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the 7th annual residency will culminate in the beautiful garden of the Armstrong house. Join us as our three newest writers-in-residence, […]

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The Wild Papers

Saturday, May 9th @ 6PM Lewis H. Latimer House Museum 34-41 137th St, Flushing, New York 11354 FREE The Lewis Latimer House will be home to the very first incarnation of THE WILD PAPERS as a performance – a unique, site-specific experience in the house and its grounds, conceived with Latimer’s spirit of the unconquerable, […]

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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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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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The Oh, Bernice! Holiday Special with Dollar Store Secret Santa!

Saturday, December 13th @ 7PM The Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st Street) Queens, NY FREE Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful. The planes. The trains. The overcooked dinners. Let’s face it, nobody’s enjoying themselves. Sneak in one more dose of literature before you hit the road. (It’s a gift for yourself.) Come out Saturday, December […]

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