Queens Literary Events: April 1st, 2013


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 April 1st, 2013 * 

Monday, April 1, 7pm

Long Island City: Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, presents the first in a series of free play readings as part of their 2013 Launch Pad Reading Series. Bridges & Boundaries is a new play by Courtney Lauria. Set in a brick house in Astoria, Queens, shadowed by the RFK bridge, a young woman is sorting her emotions. In jars. Literally. Claire’s phobias have gotten the best of her for long enough, and the way she is living doesn’t feel like living at all. Bridges and Boundaries charts Claire’s quest to overcome her roadblocks, and create a future she actually wants to feel.

The Chain Theatre, 21-28 45th Rd, Long Island City, NY. Map. Free, but please reserve tickets here.

Wednesday, April 3, 7-9pm (open mic signup 6.30-7)

Elmhurst: First Tuesdays presents Sarah Stetson. Sarah Stet­son grad­u­ated from the MFA Pro­gram at Queens Col­lege where she stud­ied poetry and won the Giro S. Ces­taro III Memo­r­ial Schol­ar­ship for her the­sis, Bare­foot in the Pack­age Store. She has worked for Ploughshares and was edi­tor of Ozone Park, an online lit­er­ary jour­nal founded in 2008 by Queens Col­lege MFA stu­dents. She is now an adjunct lec­turer in poetry and com­po­si­tion at Queens College.

Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY. Map. ($5 suggested donation.)

Thursday, April 4, 7.30-9.30

Kew Gardens: REZ Reading Series. Featured reader: Liza Charlesworth. Also reading: Ellen Wright, Cathy McArthur, Carol Ghiglieri (and with the participation of Liza’s sons, Theo and Dash.) Facebook page here.

Odradeks Coffee House, 86-60 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, NY. Map

Thursday, April 4, 7.30pm

Long Island City: “Nature of the Muse” Reading & Live Writing Event hosted by Audrey Dimola. Each writer will receive a random prompt from the audience and have to write from it on the spot. Featured writers: Aida Zilelian-Silak, Joe Yoga, Newtown Literary editor Tim Fredrick and Greg Kirkorian, with special guests Siobhan O’Loughlin and Tam Lin/Paul Weinfield. Read more about the event here.

LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY. Map. (No cover – one drink minimum.)
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