Feb
1
Sat
Free Writing Class: Narrative Structure in Short Fiction @ Queens Library at Sunnyside
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Free Writing Class: Narrative Structure in Short Fiction @ Queens Library at Sunnyside | New York | United States

Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes.

Our next class will be led by Bill Cheng on Saturday, February 1st from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library at Sunnyside at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave:

“Narrative Structure in Short Fiction”

In this workshop, students will analyze the structure of short stories from different authors like Toni Cade Bambara, Mikhail Bulgakov, Raymond Carver, Marilyn Chin, Lydia Davis, and Etgar Keret. They’ll learn how to apply its lessons to their own work, whether they’re just starting a story, in the middle of a draft, or in the process of editing.

Bill Cheng is the author of Southern Cross the Dog, published by HarperCollins / Ecco in 2013, which was long listed for the PEN Open Book Award and the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He is a recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Fiction, and a NEA Fellowship Grant in Literature, and was a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Program.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.

Feb
2
Sun
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center | New York | United States

Celebrate the year of the rat with your friends and neighbors at Commonpoint Queens! Join us on Sunday, February 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of dance and musical performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family! This event is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, please email rhersch@commonpointqueens.org or call 718-268-5011 ext. 121. You can also register at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/lunar-new-year-celebration-2/.

Feb
15
Sat
Free Creative Writing Class for Kids: The Character Workshop @ Queens Library at Briarwood
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free Creative Writing Class for Kids: The Character Workshop @ Queens Library at Briarwood | New York | United States

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library in Briarwood, located at 85-12 Main St, for kids ages 8 through 12:

“The Character Workshop”

If you don’t have a character then you don’t have a story. Character is the core of storytelling, so it’s important to make sure to create one that keeps readers glued to the page. In this workshop, students will learn tips and tools that they can use to create unique and compelling characters. Students will learn how to use techniques such as description, dialogue, backstory, action, and more to assist them in the development process. Creating characters can be intimidating, but it can also be fun and exciting too!

Rayna White is a fiction writer living in Queens. She’s been published in Newtown Literary, The Other Stories, Liar’s League, and elsewhere. She was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.

Jul
11
Sat
2nd Annual Queens Book Fair @ The Harvest Room
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2nd Annual Queens Book Fair @ The Harvest Room | New York | United States

BEYOND THE ABUSE, INC. PRESENTS
Queens Book Fair – Summer 2020

Date: July 11, 2020
Time : 2pm – 6pm
Location: The Harvest Room
90-40 160th St, Jamaica, NY 11432
Entrance: FREE

Come Meet With Diverse Authors and Poets and many Artists. Come To Mingle and Have Fun. Free Entertainment, Live Music, Face Painting, Raffle, Food & Refreshment will be provided.

To register to be a vendor and exhibit at the fair call/text 516-256-9531 or go on:

Once your application approved, you will be contacted. A flat fee of $50.00 to secure each space will, then, be required to be made. Tables are limited…