11:30 am
Join Alexandra Davis for a rousing discussion of her new children’s book, Lumber Jills, and an engaging, interactive activity. In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had
The Astoria Bookshop
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond on Saturday, April 6th
Queens Library at Flushing
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
12:30 pm
Join us to hear Queens writers, Sangu Iyer and Malcolm Chang, read from their latest work! There will also be an open mic and light refreshments. Free admission with RSVP. Free parking inside the gate at Lefferts Blvd & Kew Gardens Rd.
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, April 13th at
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
3:00 pm
Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist
Lewis Latimer House Museum
11:30 am
Join Book Culture LIC on Saturday, May 4th at 11:30am for a special storytime to celebrate Children’s Book Week with illustrator Kristy Caldwell. She will be reading from her picture book, Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird. Just in time for Women’s History Month, author Lori Mortensen and illustrator Kristy Caldwell (Flowers
Book Culture LIC
2:30 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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, May 4th at
Queens Library Central
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Jared Harél on Saturday, May 4th from
Queens Library at Sunnyside
6:30 pm
Join us at Book Culture LIC on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30pm as we welcome Igor Volsky, who will discuss his new book, Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns. Twenty years after Columbine, a leading gun control activist offers a radical argument for the gun control
Book Culture LIC
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm for the paperback launch of Love and Death in the Sunshine State with author Cutter Wood. “I was convinced that somewhere in this pile of anecdotes and photographs and recollections was the vital clue, the detail that would make everything slide into place, and as
Book Culture LIC
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm for the launch of Red, White & Royal Blue with author, Casey McQuiston. She will be in discussion with author and LGBTQReads founder, Dahlia Adler. A PopSugar Must-Read Book of 2019! A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the
Book Culture LIC
2:00 pm
Time to get out and about! Meet Adrienne Onofri, the author of Walking Queens. Her book, published in 2014, has become the invaluable guide to our neighborhood treks and treasures. Whether you’ve used the guide to explore Queens or are reading about it here for the first time, you’ll enjoy the insights and stories behind
Voelker Orth Museum
3:00 pm
Join published translators and writers Mark Weiss and Marianela Medranowas in discussing Latin American literary in connection to the themes of Home, Migration, and Race. Mark Weiss has published ten poetry titles, most recently As Luck Would Have It (Shearsman Books, 2015). He edited, with Harry Polkinhorn, Across the Line / Al otro lado: The
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Come and listen to two Queens writers read from their latest works. Limited seating; RSVP requested.
Kew and Willow Book Shop
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm as we welcome author Kate Esme Ünver and book photographer, John Saponara, who will be discussing the new release of their new book, The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things. A small reception will follow the discussion. Embrace the not-so-small world
Book Culture LIC
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes. Our last class of the season will be led by David Burr Gerrard on
Queens Library at Broadway
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Want to meet Keith Hernandez? Join us for a book signing to celebrate the paperback release of his memoir, I’m Keith Hernandez. Come to Book Culture LIC on Friday, June 7th 2019. Keith will be singing books from 1pm – 3pm. Buy your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you get a signed book!
Book Culture LIC
3:00 pm
The QCA’s Artist Peer Circle presents Eclectic Dreams: Homegrown Poetry and Prose cultivated in New York’s most vibrant and diverse borough. Readers: René Georg Vasicek, the son of Czech defectors, was born in Austria in 1969. He grew up in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island and has lived in New York City since
Lewis Latimer House Museum
3:00 pm
The QCA’s Artist Peer Circle presents Eclectic Dreams: Homegrown Poetry and Prose cultivated in New York’s most vibrant and diverse borough. Readers: René Georg Vasicek, the son of Czech defectors, was born in Austria in 1969. He grew up in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island and has lived in New York City since
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
5:45 pm
Join us as we come together and Write Aloud. Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, our Writing Aloud Reading Series is a free event that unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with prominent literary figures to share prose, poetry, and other writings in safe and inspiring places. Here’s how it works: 1. Listen
Queens Library at Braodway
6:00 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6pm as we welcome New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for a fundraiser to kick off his run for Queens Borough President.
Book Culture LIC
11:30 am
Join us at Book Culture LIC on Saturday, July 13th at 11:30am for a special storytime with Diane Krednesor, as she reads from her new picturebook, Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower. For fans of Fred Rogers in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Be Kind, a little bunny, who dreams of being a superhero, proves
Book Culture LIC
11:30 am
Join us at Book Culture LIC on Sunday, July 21st at 11:30am for a special storytime with author Neil Cohen, as he reads from his new picture book, American Gargoyles: Save the Wentworth. The reading will be followed by a coloring activity inspired by the book. The American Gargoyles have one mission, to save the
Book Culture LIC
6:30 pm
Join us at Book Culture LIC on Thursday, August 15th at 6pm as we welcome Kate Lacour for the launch of her new book, Vivisectionary. From “vivisection,” the act of dissecting living specimens, and “bestiary,” a compendium of real and mythical creatures. Kate Lacour’s Vivisectionary is a series of visual sequential experiments in the physiological,
Book Culture LIC
12:00 am
Join Book Culture LIC on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30pm to celebrate the release of Migrating Toward Happiness: The Soundtrack to My Spiritual Awakening with a musical performance and signing with the author, Tara O’Grady. She and guitarist Vinny Raniolo will perform the songs from the soundtrack of her new memoir. If you have ever
Book Culture LIC
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm
Originally from Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter Marra lived in the East Village, New York from 1979 to 1993 at the height of the punk – no wave music era. Peter’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the misuse of love, the curse of secrets, the pain of victimization and the impact of obsessions. He is the bastard child
Espresso 77
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Tara Clancy on Saturday, October 5th from
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Aileen Bassis is a Queens visual artist and poet. Her practice includes artists books, printmaking and mixed work on paper. She explores social and political themes running throughout contemporary society. She’s been awarded artist fellowships to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,
Lewis Latimer House Museum
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm as we welcome Ross Kenneth Urken for the launch of his memoir, Another Mother. This event is sponsored by Ten to One Rum. After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man entering adulthood realizes there’s so much he has yet to learn about
Book Culture LIC