Queens literary events


Welcome to Newtown Literary’s weekly listing of literary and cultural events across the borough of Queens.

Please get in touch to add your event to the list, published every Monday:


* Week beginning March 18, 2013 * 

Tuesday March 19, 11.30am

Jamaica: Discussion of Zadie Smith’s novel NW. Pick up a copy at the reference desk.

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. Map

Wednesday March 20, 7pm

Astoria: Reading and discussion with M. Henderson Ellis, author of the novel Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Café, and Rosie Schaap, New York Times Magazine Drink columnist and author of the memoir Drinking with Men.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria. Map

Thursday March 21st, 7.30-9.30pm 

AstoriaBoundless Tales reading series with Daniel Damiano, Brian Harrison, Annabel Short, Tim Suermondt and Maria Terrone. $10 drink minimum. (Meet Boundless Tales founder Aida Zilelian here.)

Waltz Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. Map

Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd-24th, 12-6pm

Long Island City: The Wonder Cabinet, an experiment in collaborative story writing and contemporary wunderkammer. An eclectic group of artists – sculptors, costumers, video artists, holographers, and more – have physically constructed a gigantic cabinet of wonders in the Flux gallery responding to the story, including a maze of rooms, drawers to open and explore, a ziggurat-staircase, a photo booth, a plinko game, and installations that activate different parts of the gallery.

Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City. Map 

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