Celebrate the Publication of Baldwin Lee (In-Person)

Join for a conversation between photographer Baldwin Lee and Imani Perry to discuss the work of Baldwin Lee (b. 1951) who left his home in Tennessee in 1983, with his 4 × 5 view camera for a series of road trips to photograph the American South. The subject of his pictures were Black Americans: at home, at work, and at play, in […]

Hanging Loose Press: Kill Genre (In-Person)

This panel features Hanging Loose Press poets who work in other genres/formats—and often blend genres to write in modes that are difficult to categorize in compelling ways. This panel will look at what it means to switch or blend genres/formats as an author. It will also explore the field of hybrid writing and examine its […]

Finding A Story’s Language (Virtual)

Three debut novelists read and discuss craft, process, shared themes and inspiration. Cleyvis Natera’s Neruda On the Park follows a Dominican family in NYC as they face gentrification. Rebekah Anderson’s The Grand Promise depicts the impacts to homesteader and indigenous communities near a public works project during the Great Depression. Mary McMyne’s The Book of […]

Alice Austen House Staten Island Poetry Reading (Virtual)

The Alice Austen House is a historic house and museum presenting the life and work of Victorian, lesbian photographer Alice Austen. The museum provides a platform for multidisciplinary arts programs and has become a home for Staten Island poetry readings, celebrating new voices and raising up the work of long-time Staten Island resident Audre Lorde. […]

#YeahYouWrite (In-Person)

The #YeahYouWrite Reading Series features #LiteraryCocktails, delicious food, brilliant authors, and an open mic in the dreamy Ostrich room at M. Wells, LIC. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the energy is high. September’s event features DISQUIET International Literary faculty Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, and Cyriaco Lopes and alum Vanessa Chan. Vaz and Chan will read […]

IN CONVERSATION: George Abraham, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Natalie Wee, and Jenny Xie (In-Person)

A roundtable talk between Jenny Xie, Natalie Wee, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and George Abraham on their new collections, the possibilities and limitations of language work, and rest and fatigue from the margins; this talk will be moderated by Asian American Writers’ Workshop editor Yi Wei. Copies of Jenny Xie’s The Rupture Tense, Cynthia Dewi Oka’s […]

How Do We Win Public Power? (In-Person)

The climate emergency is unfolding all over the world, hitting those most vulnerable and least responsible hardest. How do we build the political power to beat fossil capitalism? What strategies are most likely to produce a just transition to a clean energy system, both here in NYC and the US, the belly of the capitalist […]

Zine-making for Personal & Community Storytelling (In-Person)

Zines are handmade books, typically created by individuals, by hand, with basic materials – paper, scissors, pens, and ideas. Zine-making can facilitate the development of personal and community-based storytelling. In this workshop educators from Booklyn, Inc. will teach the one-sheet bookmaking technique to develop a personal story into a handmade zine. Participants will also be […]

Truth & Beauty: A Night of Readings, Music, Art, & Mingling (In-Person)

Join H.I.P. Lit, Bach & Bacchanalia, and The Coffee House for “Truth & Beauty” at Salmagundi, a social club founded by artists in 1871. Readings from author and philosopher Skye Cleary (How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment), debut novelist John Manuel Arias (Where There Was Fire), and poet Nancy […]

Narratives On Gray Magic: A Suite On Age & Aging (Virtual)

Narratives bring together poets, spoken word artists, musicians and a song stylist. Multi-generational voices united in purpose. Dismantling imposed ageist stereotypes. Telling our stories, how we live and experience our lives and bodies. Creating new paradigms for living, aging and navigating our lives and spaces. Our ensemble of artists and truth tellers are powerful and […]

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series (In-Person & Virtual)

Named one of the best reading series in NYC by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place six times a year and is free and open to the public. Each reading features three poets, with at least one from Brooklyn and one from outside the borough, pairing emerging with more established […]

Poets Punching Out Prose / Our Gooey Coddle (In-Person)

Join us for an eclectic evening of Scottish nonfiction and poetry, led by Michael Pedersen (Boy Friends; Oyster) with Glasgow/Cambridge-based poet and author Hollie McNish (Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate) and New Zealand-based author, playwright and poet Dominic Hoey (Poor People with Money). Location: The Hunterian, 413 E 70th St, New […]

St. Francis College Unbound (In-Person)

In the spirit of the St. Francis College MFA Program’s literary journal Unbound Brooklyn, professors from the St. Francis MFA program will read from work on the theme of that which is unbound: the limitless, the unfettered, the free. This reading will feature work that centers rebellion, rule breaking, taking creative risks, and producing radical […]