Queens residents Richard Jeffrey Newman and Nancy Agabian read and discuss their work, which crosses borders—literally and figuratively. Both writers deal with issues of the body, exile, diaspora, and translation, and during this interactive and intimate literary salon event, they will explore how the borough provides creative inspiration for social engagement in their writing, including their support of Newtown Literary.
When: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: a Jackson Heights living room (exact location will be given to ticket holders)
Tickets: $35, includes a copy of issue #3 of Newtown Literary and afternoon tea.
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All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization, Newtown Literary Alliance.
Richard Jeffrey Newman writes about the impact of feminism on his life as a man and of classical Persian poetry on our lives as Americans. His books include The Silence of Men, a volume of poetry, and The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, a translation of part of the Iranian national epic. He curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Queens. He is professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.
Nancy Agabian is the author of Princess Freak (Beyond Baroque Books, 2000), a mixed genre collection of poems, prose, and performance texts on sexuality and rage, and Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (Aunt Lute Books, 2008) a memoir about the influence of her Armenian family’s history on her coming-of-age. She teaches writing at Queens College, NYU, and from her living room in Jackson Heights.