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 25, 2013 *
Monday, March 25 (every Monday), 8pm
Astoria: Open Mic Mondays welcoming all musicians, poets, writers, singers-songwriters, comedians, performance artists. No cover charge and no drink minimum. Sign-up starts at 7.30pm.
Wednesday, March 27, 7pm
Long Island City: Book Signing. Join We Heart Astoria’s Meg Cotner as she signs copies of her delectable Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens. Wine, ice cream, chocolate and sweet treats will be served–including the brand new We Heart Astoria ice cream flavor.
Thursday, March 28, 1.30pm. Suggested donation: $3 members, $6 nonmembers
Forest Hills: Author talk by Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History at University College, London, on her new book A Small Town Near Auschwitz. The book is based on her discovery as an adult that a close family friend, Udo Klausa, had played an integral part in the Holocaust, and explores the role played by ordinary, “decent” men in the Nazi machinery of destruction.
Thursday, March 28, 2.30pm. $5 members / $8 nonmembers
Flushing: Talk and book signing by Christina Rozeas, author of Borough of Diversity: Greeks in Queens. Join Rozeas as she traces the immigrant journey from Greece to America and shows how the Greeks developed a thriving and much larger community than their predecessors thought possible.
Saturday and Sunday, March 30th-31st, 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.