Queens Literary Events: May 6th, 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 May 6th, 2013 * 

Monday, May 6th, 1.30pm. $3 members/$6 non-members suggested donation

Forest Hills: The Jews of Bukhara. Reading and discussion with Boston University professor Alanna Cooper. One of the most ancient Mizrahi communities, the Jews of Bukhara were intimately tied to Central Asian culture. Cooper tells the story of this community in Bukhara and their struggle to adapt yet preserve their own culture abroad.  Cooper’s new book makes clear the tensions inherent in keeping Jews as one people worldwide over the course of a long and varied diaspora.

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

Monday, May 6th, 2pm (also Thursday, May 9th, Monday, May 13th, and Tuesday, May 14th)

Queens Library various locations: The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451A borough-wide reading and discussion of Ray Bradbury’s novel. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Queens Library branches including Windsor Park, Steinway, Glendale, Broadway, and Kew Gardens. Full schedule and details here.

Tuesday, May 7th, 7.oo pm 

Jackson Heights: Reading with New York Times journalist Katherine Bouton. Bouton will read excerpts from her book Shouting Won’t Help (Sarah Crichton Books), about hearing loss, including her own. She will be joined by Donna Grant, an expert in hearing technology from Siemens, and Dr. Joanne Tzortzatos, an audiologist from the Lexington Heari
ng Center.

Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, 26-26 75th Street, Jackson Heights, Queens. Map.


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