Our Community

Our 2016 Community and Organizational Partners


We are pleased to have The Astoria Bookshop as an ongoing partner. Queens’s only independent bookstore is the main place to purchase copies of the journal, and they have hosted many of our readings and events, most recently the launch of our seventh issue. They have also donated books and gift cards for our fundraising events and campaigns.


QCA-Logo.jpgNewtown Literary is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



We are excited to begin a partnership with Queens Museum. The opening reading for Queens Writes Weekend 2016 will take place in the museum. In July, we will be holding a reading and panel called “Multi/Inter: A Reading and Discussion of Multilingual and International Literature in Queens” at the museum.


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New this year, we are partnering with Queens Library to bring free writing classes for adults, teens, and kids to branches all over the borough.



New York City Council Members Daniel Dromm (District 25) and Elizabeth Crowley (District 30) funded our free writing classes at Queens Library branches from their discretionary funds, and we are extremely grateful for their support of the literary arts in Queens.


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For the third year in a row, Break Bar and Billiards was the venue for our annual Book Trivia Night. We appreciate this great local bar opening their doors to fans of books both common and trivial!


Terraza 7 has been host for our readings and events since the beginning. In 2016, we are pleased to yet again close out Queens Writes Weekend with a Meet the Editors session and the closing reading and open mic. Terraza 7 is also hosting the launch of our ninth issue.



Thank you to SUKHI (Social Uplift through Knowledge and Hope Initiatives) for partnering with us to provide Diversity Plaza as a site for Queens Writes Weekend 2016.



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Alexandra Foley is a local photography who took wonderful photos our the Queens Writes Weekend 2016 Opening Reading at the Queens Museum. We are grateful for her community-minded spirit.



Q.E.D. Astoria hosted a Queens Writes Weekend 2016 writing site. Take the N to Ditmars Blvd. and take in classes, comedies, and other shows at what has quickly become an Astoria staple—and a great community member.


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Astoria Coffee, Dell Magazines, Lockwood, and the Museum of the Moving Image all donated gift cards, passes, and magazines for our wonderful prizes for Book Trivia Night 2016.