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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015



Seeking the Glyph Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk with Edward Sanders
3/31/2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edward Sanders discusses his glyphic works and personal archive, datingfrom the 1960s, which includes handdrawnglyphs, ephemera, magazinelayouts, daybooks, and The Fugs album covers, on view as part of the exhibitionSeeking the Glyph, curated by Ammiel Alcalay and Kendra Sullivan. Lost Found - The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative editors Alex Wermer-Colan,Gabrielle Kappes, Kai Krienke, and Zohra Saed join Sanders to discuss their experiences working with archives. Exhibition on view through Saturday, May 23.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2015



A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES POETRY READING
4/1/2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate poetry month with a night of readings and mingling to close the All Together Different show. Tickets - 10 suggested donation

Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway
646-395-4280
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SATURDAY, APRIL 04, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/4/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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TUESDAY, APRIL 07, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/7/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/8/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/9/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/10/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/11/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/14/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/15/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/16/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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From The New World A Reading by Jorie Graham
4/16/2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
One of the most celebrated poets of the post-war generation, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Harvard professor Jorie Graham is the authorof thirteen books of poetry, most recently From The New World - Poems 1976-2014. Join us for one of the first public readings from this anticipated collection.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/17/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015



A Broad Margin to My Life Maxine Hong Kingston
4/18/2015 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, author of the renowned 1976 work The Woman Warrior, and the daughter of illegal Chinese immigrants, Maxine Hong Kingston discusses the real life politics of genre-how protecting her parents and family meant designating their personal histories as fiction. In addition, Kingston presents a reading and talk on Monday, April 20, at 6.15pm at Columbia University.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/18/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015



Spring Poems and Songs in the Winter Garden
4/19/2015 - 2:00 PM -
Join our hosts, spoken word artist Mahogany Browneand Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and students from Third Street Music School Settlement to celebrate spring in the Winter Garden, Brookfield Place's spectacular glass atrium with views of the new World Trade Centerand the Hudson River. Performances include poetry by local schoolchildren, songs from classic New York City musicals and Pete Seeger, as well as percussion and originalcompositions by Third Street students. Come early and grab lunch at Brookfield Place before the show! Presented by Arts Brookfield. Free admission.

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
250 Vesey Street
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/21/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/22/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015



Graphic storytelling From Cuneiform Tablets to New Yorks New Pedestrian Maps
4/23/2015 - 6:00 PM
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art, MMAMichael Bierut, award-winning graphic designer, partner at Pentagram, and co-founder of Design ObserverJulie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio's Studio 360In this conversation, MMA curator Kim Benzel takes us back to the dawn of writing in the Near East and graphic designer Michael Bierut brings us up to the moment as we look at how words and images work together to tell stories in ancient and contemporary design.SPARK with Julie Burstein:This fast-paced cabaret-style series explores vital cultural issues through the lens of the Met. Each program gathers artists and thought leaders to engage in unscripted, surprising, and engaging conversation.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
212-570-3949
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/23/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015



Girls Write Now CHAPTERS Reading with Emily St John Mandel
4/24/2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for our 2015 CHAPTERS Reading Series! Electrifying, inspirational and fearless performances from our talented mentees and four professional, game-changing women writing today—Tiphanie Yanique, Emily St. John Mandel, Roxane Gay and Quiara Alegría Hudes—on Fridays this spring. Admission - 20 suggested donation, free for teens. Open to the public.

Girls Write Now
247 West 37th Street 1800
212-336-9330
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/24/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/24/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015



Zine Fest 2015
4/25/2015 - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to BHS for a second year, showcasing self-published magazines by independent writers, artists, and publishers from the five boroughs and beyond. Featuring a different line-up of 75 exhibitors, workshops and panel talks each day. This is a free event.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
718-222-4111
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/25/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/25/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015



Zine Fest 2015
4/26/2015 - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to BHS for a second year, showcasing self-published magazines by independent writers, artists, and publishers from the five boroughs and beyond. Featuring a different line-up of 75 exhibitors, workshops and panel talks each day. This is a free event.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
718-222-4111
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/26/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015



Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/27/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015



Hurt So Good Building the Body of the Beloved and Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz
4/28/2015 - 7:00 PM
Award-winning poet and former professional basketball player Natalie Diaz is the author of "When My Brother Was an Aztec". She'll discussthe relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, construction, and revision of poetry. Presented as part of the Emerging Poets Fellowship public lecture series, with support from the Jerome Foundation.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/28/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/28/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/29/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/29/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015



Bryant Park Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration
4/30/2015 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 13th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2015 Word for Word series and is free and open to the public. Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at a NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic. Please email nng@urbanmgt.com if you are interested in participating.

Bryant Park Reading Room
West 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas
212-768-4242
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Poem in Your Pocket Day at Middle Village
4/30/2015 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them and sharing it with others throughout the day. Poems will be available at the Reference Desks. Come in and get a poem for your pocket!

Queens Library Middle Village Branch
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue
718-326-1390
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Poets House - Poem in Your Pocket Day
4/30/2015 - 3:00 PM
Throughout the day, Poets House staff and volunteers will distribute pocket-sized poems written by budding poets from neighboring elementary schools. NEIGHBORHOOD POETRY READ-IN - Join our young pocket-poets and other special guests foran afternoon of readings and fun! We invite you to bring a poem of your choice to share, or find one here at Poets House. A great after-school event for families and poetrylovers of all ages, and a festive culmination of our year-long work with local school children.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Kids Create-National Poem in Your Pocket Day!
4/30/2015 - 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Join us for a special Kids Create as we celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day! We will create a "poet-tree" on the bulletin board, make a poetry craft, and read and write our own poems.

Greenpoint Library
107 Norman Avenue
718-349-8504
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Poem in Your Pocket Day at Hamilton Grange Library
4/30/2015 - 4:00 PM
Come learn about some of the world's shortest poems from around the world and create your own that can fit in your pocket. For children 5-12.

NYPL Hamilton Grange Library
503 West 145th Street
212-926-2147
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Poem in Your Pocket Day at Hollis Library
4/30/2015 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Children will make a pocket from construction paper and will be encouraged to write a poem, place it in the pocket and read the poem aloud to the group.

Queens Library Hollis Branch
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355
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Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
4/30/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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The New Salon--Dorothea Lasky In Conversation with Deborah Landau
4/30/2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dorothea Lasky is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently "Rome" (W.W Norton Co-Liveright, 2014). This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau, and is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
212-998-8816
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B. Catling presents The Vorrh with Robert Repino
4/30/2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
English sculptor, artist, performer, and novelist B. Catling presents his debut novel The Vorrh, which Alan Moore called a "phosphorescent masterpiece" and Iain Sinclair dubbed a "work of genius." Catling will be in conversation with writer and editor Robert Repino, whose novel Mort(e) is an apocalyptic jaunt involving a heroic housecat and an army of oversized ants.

RSVP encouraged but not required.

Word Bookstores
126 Franklin Street
718-383-0096
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Master Story Tellers Exhibition
4/30/2015 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults.

Poe Park Visitors Center,
2640 Grand Concourse
718-365-5516
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New York Society Library - Poem in Your Pocket Day
4/30/2015 - 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Every April Americans celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day by tucking a poem in their pockets and sharing it with others throughout the day. To join the celebration, stop by the Circulation Desk or the Children’s Library to pick up a pocket-sized poem.

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
212-288-6900
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Staten Island Out Loud Great Poetry Giveway
4/30/2015 -
Throughout the month of April, OutLOUD distributes free poems throughout the Island (North Shore, mid-Island & South Shore). Pick up a poem (or 2 or 3, they’re free!), keep it in your pocket & share with people throughout the month of April. Share your poem with family – Share your poem with friends – Share your poem with the person sitting next to you on the Ferry, bus or subway. National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th. So get your poem from Staten Island OutLOUD, and get ready to share! Visit website for complete list of locations.

Staten Island OutLOUD
Multiple Locations
718-326-1390
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FRIDAY, MAY 01, 2015



Evolving Pop-Up Series - Our Earth, Our World
5/1/2015 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
28 days and 5 days each week of free Jazz, music, poetry, dance, and art. Three sets of Performances each night at 7PM, 8PM, and 9PM. Free Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Visual Arts Shows, portraits by Bill Mazza and photos by Carolyn Monastra.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
917-285-4129
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SUNDAY, MAY 03, 2015



Judith Barlow Prize Play Reading
5/3/2015 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join HISTORY MATTERS-BACK TO THE FUTURE for the staged reading of the inaugural Judith Barlow Prize wining one-act play Three Landings and a Fire Escape by Northwestern student Selina Fillinger. Directed by award-winning actor and women's advocate Kathleen Chalfant. A free wine and cheese reception will follow the play reading. For reservations for this free event please visit judithbarlowprize2015.eventbrite.com.

Helen Mills Theater
139 West 26th Street
212-243-6200
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MONDAY, MAY 04, 2015



Alternate Worlds Poetry and Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke
5/4/2015 - 7:00 PM
Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award, Laura Kasischke is the author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels. She'll discuss how writing poetry and prose are utterly opposite ways of approachingmaterial, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2015



To the Gates of Jerusalem - The Diaries and Papers of James G McDonald
5/5/2015 - 6:30 PM
Book Talk - The private diaries and papers of James G. McDonald reveal through personal observation and colorful description how closely today's Israeli-Arab struggles are a legacy of little-known and confidential events of the years preceding Israel's formation. A panel of historians including McDonald's daughter provide personal as well as analytical context for these deliberations. With Richard Breitman, Norman J. W. Goda, Severin Hochberg, Barbara McDonald Stewart and Ronald Zweig. Tickets - 10 general; 7 CJH, AJHS members, seniors, students.

The Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St
212-294-8301
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 06, 2015



Sergio Ramírez - Divine Punishment
5/6/2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In this highly anticipated event, famed Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramírez and his translator, Nick Caistor, will read from and discuss the authors political thriller, Divine Punishment. Presented with McPherson Company and Instituto Cervantes New York as part of the PEN World Voices festival. Books will be available for sale-signing through Word Up Bookstore. Free for AS and YPA members; 10 for non-members.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
212-277-8353
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MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015



A Celebration of Sámi Culture and Arts Sámi Performing and Visual Arts Festival
5/11/2015 - 6:00 PM
Sámi Teáhter Searvi (STS) and Scandinavia House join together for a two-day festival to celebrate Sámi culture and address topical political and social issues expressed through theater and dance, storytelling, traditional joik, poetry, and films from leading Sámi artists. Tickets - 15 (10 ASF Members), Festival pass - 20 (15 ASF Members)

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue
212-779-3587
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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015



A Celebration of Sámi Culture and Arts Sámi Performing and Visual Arts Festival
5/12/2015 - 6:00 PM
Sámi Teáhter Searvi (STS) and Scandinavia House join together for a two-day festival to celebrate Sámi culture and address topical political and social issues expressed through theater and dance, storytelling, traditional joik, poetry, and films from leading Sámi artists. Tickets - 15 (10 ASF Members), Festival pass - 20 (15 ASF Members)

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue
212-779-3587
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Pen Parentis Literary Salon Presents SARAH PEKKANEN CHARLES MCNAIR and LIZ ROSENBERG AMY SCHEIBE
5/12/2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Pen Parentis Literary Salons close an exciting season with readings by Pulitzer Prize nominee Charles McNair, writing guru Liz Rosenberg, multiply best-selling author Sarah Pekkanen and novelist Amy Scheibe. The night begins at 7pm with networking over wine, compliments of Andaz Wall Street. Readings and signings will be followed by QA moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and its new Salons curator, novelist Christina Chiu. Come join the fun!  Pen Parentis Literary Salons were founded to celebrate the creative work of writers that are also parents, and are a great place to meet industry notables.

Pen Parentis Literary Salon @ Hotel Andaz at Wall Street
75 Wall Street entrance on Waters St
212-590-1234
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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015



Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and Diane Ackerman
5/14/2015 - 7:00 PM
We are thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen, widely known as the original writer of "The Ethicist" for NYT Magazine, back to Poets House for a second live recording of his beloved public radio show, which interviews popular public figures about one person, place, and thing they find meaningful. Join us for a special evening of live music and great stories.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Review 90 - Latin America and the Technological Imaginary in the Digital Age
5/14/2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for the launch of Review 90, featuring comments by the issue's guest editors, cultural critics Naief Yehya and Mark Dery; and readings by contributing authors: Christopher Brown, Claudia Costa Pederson, Teresa López-Pellisa, Mauricio Montiel, William Nericcio, and Pepe Rojo. With the additional collaboration of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Free for AS and YPA members; 10 for non-members.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
212-277-8353
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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015



Tribute to Wanda Coleman
5/16/2015 - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles poet and writer Wanda Coleman (1946-2013) was the author of 20 books,most recently 2008's Jazz and Twelve O'Clock Tales. She was considered the unofficial poet laureate of L.A., and was active across the city's artistic scenes as a poet, performer andsinger, devoted to themes of racism and the female experience. Join friends, family, and poets for readings and discussion of the life and legacy of this electric and under-recognized poet. Cosponsored by Poetry Society of America.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015



Keeping It Real and Imagining It with Afaa Michael Weaver
5/19/2015 - 7:00 PM
Beginning with a poem by Sterling Brown, this interactive craft lecture with 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award winner Afaa Michael Weaver will consider thechallenges and rewards of using vernacular language, including the resulting identity processes and perceptions of both writerand reader.Presented as part of the Emerging Poets Fellowship public lecture series, with support from the Jerome Foundation

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015



Lines into Sentences Poetry into Fiction with Renee Gladman, Ben Lerner, and Eileen Myles
5/21/2015 - 7:00 PM
Current Radcliffe fellow Renee Gladman, award-winning Guggenheim fellow Ben Lerner, and New York School legend Eileen Myles, all celebrated writers of both poetry and prose, discuss their experiments with and between forms as well as their work in editing and publishing transgenre works.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Barry Wallenstein and Marc Jampole Poetry Reading
5/21/2015 - 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Barry Wallenstein and Marc Jampole read their poetry at 7PM on May 21 at The Thirteenth Street Theatre. Admission - 10. Sponsored by Jewish Currents magazine

Thirteenth Street Theatre
50 West 13th Street
412-471-2436
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Silvina Ocampo Celebration
5/21/2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Authors-translators Jason Weiss, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Sylvia Molloy will discuss Silvina Ocampo's work on the publication of Silvina Ocampo (poems; trans. Jason Weiss), and Thus Were Their Faces (stories; trans. Daniel Balderston). Ocampo (1903–1993), often overshadowed by her sister Victoria, her husband Adolfo Bioy-Casares, and by Borges, is considered a legend of Argentine letters. Free for AS and YPA members. 10 for Non-members.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
212-277-8353
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