Newtown Literary is holding its annual fundraiser across the borough of Queens to support their great programs: a semi-annual literary journal, student writing contests, and low-cost writing workshops; I’ll be reading an excerpt from my novel-in-progress at their reading at the Astoria Bookshop on April 25th, 7 pm, then holding a writing workshop in Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights from 10 am to 11:30 on Saturday the 26th — a donation of $5 or more will benefit Newtown Literary. For more info, click here or the Facebook page.
I’ve revived Gartal, an Armenian and multicultural reading series to present:
The Part of You That is Me:
A Reading of Queer, Crossed and Hidden Histories from Multiple Diasporas
Sunday, May 11, 2014
6 – 7:30 pm
Bowery Arts + Science
New York, NY 10012
Featuring: Danielle Abrams, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Lola Koundakjian, Alan Semerdjian
Inspired by the recent stories from Turkey of hidden Armenians in family trees, these diverse and talented writers/artists will share stories, poems and nonfiction on hidden and shared histories – from various cultures and identities, queer and otherwise. Click here for the Facebook event page.
Sponsored by the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association of New York.
I hope to see you soon!