Queens Literary Events: April 8th, 2013

iconyc01panoramaWelcome 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 8th, 2013 * 

Monday, April 8, 1.30pm. $3 members, $6 non-members.

Forest Hills: Talk to mark Holocaust Memorial Day by writer, activist, and Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram.

Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY. Map.

Monday, April 8, 7pm

East Elmhurst: A musical and poetic tribute to Queens, featuring Bob McNeil and Fred Simpson.

East Elmhurst Library,  95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY. Map.

Wednesday, April 10, 7.30pm

Long Island City: “I’m Tawkin’ Here!” A citywide celebration of  New Yawk in stories, music and film. Featuring borough-inspired stories from Tara Clancy (Broad Channel), Kambri Crews (Long Island City), Ed Shevlin (Rockaways), Angel Yau (Howard Beach), and a musical ode to Queens from SoSoon (Jamaica), the “Spike Lee of hip hop.” Followed by a sneak peek of If These Knishes Could Talk, the definitive documentary on the New York accent.

New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY. Map.

Friday, April 12, 4pm (until April 25)

Long Island City: Rough Draft festival,  a showcase of exciting new work currently under development by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and other companies. Highlights include performances at the ON-stage theater; interactive Q&A sessions;and online opportunities to engage the artists with social media. All performances are FREE and followed by Q&A. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Mainstage and Little Theaters, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY. Map


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