11:30 am
Join Book Culture LIC on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:30am for a special storytime with author Erin McGill, as she reads from her new picture books, Matchy Matchy and I Do Not Like That Name. The reading will be followed by a coloring activity. About Matchy Matchy: MARIA ALWAYS MATCHES, BUT MARIA DOESN’T WANT TO
Book Culture LIC
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Friday, December 6th at 6:30pm as we celebrate the release of Catherine Kapphahn’s new memoir, Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me. Kapphahn will be joined in conversation by authors Mary Catherine Ford (Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era), Jane Pollak (Too Much of Not Enough), and Robert
Book Culture LIC
1:00 pm
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, December 14th
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
2:30 pm
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 first class of the new year will be led by Jennifer Baker
Queens Library at Broadway
2:30 pm
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 first class of the new year will be led by Jennifer Baker
Queens Library at Broadway
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Mark Weiss’ bilingual anthology, The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, was published by the University of California Press at the end of 2009. Art dealer, former film maker (a film of his is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), psychotherapist and social worker, occasional teacher of writing, literature, film making, history and
Espresso 77
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
The popular open-mic storytelling competition known as Moth StorySLAM is coming to us! The competition is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme: Home. Come tell us what home means to you… your humble abode, your roots, your heritage or where your mama lives. Or perhaps a dysfunctional swamp with no lifeboat in sight. Whatever it is,
Ecuadorian American Cultural Center
2:30 pm
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
Queens Library at Sunnyside
7:30 pm
Stephen R. Barney, Jr. is a retired Director, Information Technology for New York City; computer scientist, musician, and author. An episode of the Oprah Winfrey show about genealogy first inspired his journey to discover more about his family. His efforts resulted in tracing his family in Queens back to the late 1700s. Bayside Historical Society
Bayside Historical Society
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Monday, February 10th at 6:30pm as we welcome Rosebud Ben-Oni, Justin Boening, Shamar Hill, Miller Wolf Oberman, and Devon Walker-Figueroa who will read from their work, centering around the idea of poetry as a “seeding, scattering and dispersing” in honor of Tu BiShvat, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the “New
Book Culture LIC
1:00 pm
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
Queens Library at Briarwood
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30pm for an evening of poetry with Stacie Seidl, to celebrate the release of her new collection, Amour Fou, out this month from Riza Press. About Amour Fou: “This collection tells the story of crazy love. The all consuming, life changing kind of love that imprints
Book Culture LIC
12:30 pm
Queens writers Jé Wilson and Ananda Lima will read from their latest work. Ridgewood resident Jé Wilson was born in Canada and has lived in New York — mostly in Queens — for 13 years. Her essays and a story have recently appeared in The Public Domain Review and The Halloween Review. Past work has
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books), Delivered (Persea Books), and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary
Espresso 77
1:00 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available 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, March 7th from
Queens Public Library
12:00 am
We all want to create memorable characters, but first we need to know who our characters are. In this course, we’ll discuss how to create vivid characters that jump off the page by looking at what unforgettable characters all have in common and how to craft your own. Together, we’ll also discuss how knowing the
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sokunthary Svay is a Khmer writer from the Bronx. She is poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens, and a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA). She has received fellowships from American Opera Projects, Poets House, Willow Books, and CUNY. Her first collection of
Espresso 77
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Antoinette Brim, author of These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books), Icarus in Love (The Main Street Rag), and Psalm of the Sunflower (Aquarius Press/Willow Books), is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir,
Espresso 77
2:30 pm
Free writing workshop in partnership with Newtown Literary. We all want to create memorable characters, but first we need to know who our characters are. In this course, we’ll discuss how to create vivid characters that jump off the page by looking at what unforgettable characters all have in common and how to craft your
Online: Lewis Latimer House Museum
2:30 pm
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum, is now offering free creative writing classes ONLINE. Our next virtual workshop in our “Writing on Race & Immigration” series with Lewis Latimer House Museum will be led by Trace DePass on Saturday, May
Lewis Latimer House Museum
6:30 pm
Ralph Nazarethis a poet, teacher and publisher. Born and raised in Mangalore, with a brief spell in Bombay, Nazareth got his Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974. After forty years of teaching at SUNY Stony Brook & Purchase, UT Austin & Nassau Community College, he
Espresso 77
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Please sign up to receive details on joining the event. Join the Lewis Latimer House Museum and Newtown Literary for an culminating open mic event to wrap up our 2020 spring Writing on Race and Immigration series. We welcome all who have attended any of our workshops to sign up to read work that was
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
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,
The Harvest Room
2:30 pm
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, is offering free creative writing classes ONLINE through the summer. Our next virtual workshop will be led by Catherine Kapphahn on Saturday, July 11th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m: “Unleashing the Details! A Virtual Prose Workshop” How can you bring
Online
Aug 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, is offering free creative writing classes ONLINE through the summer. Our next virtual workshop will be led by Safia Jama on Saturday, August 8th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m: “Missives: A Poetry Craft Class” Poems can be written, and read,
Online
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Queens writers, poet Ama Birch and novelist Rene Georg Vasicek, will read from their latest work. There will also be a Q & A after the readings. Hosted by Mary Lannon
Friends of Maple Grove - Online Event
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:43 pm
10:00 am
Whether you’re a writer and storyteller or a genealogy or history buff, you can help us write women into history! Please join us for a live, virtual write-in event on Saturday, October 24th. Our goal: writing and gathering stories of all the women who have improved our lives, from an ancestor or relative to world
Online - Zoom
1:00 pm
Grab your fleece, hats, gloves, coats, and woolies, and throw on your winter boots! Queens County Farm Museum will host a special outdoor holiday reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. This special admission program is designed to enrich the holiday season with social distancing built-in. Renowned actor and raconteur, Queens native Kevin
Queens County Farm Museum
Jan 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
3:30 pm
Young readers will gather in a relaxed atmosphere to take turns reading a “book of the month” together. A copy of the book will be given to each child and an APEC educator will engage and encourage the children as they read. The program includes a related activity and animal meet and greet. Your child
Alley Pond Environmental Center
4:00 pm
Join FTH Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays as he talks about what makes a compelling grant application. Whether applying for an artist grant, residency, or other opportunities, there are common questions funders ask for in their applications. During this workshop, we will go over some of those commonly asked questions to help you write a better
Flushing Town Hall at Home