Queens Literary Town Hall – 10/18/13

A night I will never forget! Below is the program, some photos, and a video with highlights!

THE QUEENS LITERARY TOWN HALL
Oct 18, 2013 – part of QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS’ 3rd Space Series
hosted & curated by: audrey dimola / audrey.dimola@gmail.com / audreydimola.com

*SPECIAL OFFER! Use promo code QueensLitSalon for discounted tickets to Queens-based Theatre 167’s world premiere of “PIRIRA,” through November 10th at the Chain Theatre in LIC theatre167.org

FEATURING:

FIRST TUESDAYS READING SERIES & OPEN MIC
Richard Jeffrey Newman
First Tuesdays: A Neighborhood Reading Series in Queens – on Facebook
Monthly curated series with open mic & featured reader following (Jackson Heights)

ENIGMA BOOKSTORE
Claire LaPlaca & Kea DeVay
Enigma Bookstore – on Facebook
New bookstore with a sci-fi, fantasy, mystery niche & many unique events (Astoria)

NEWTOWN LITERARY JOURNAL
Tim Fredrick
newtownliterary.org
Queens’ own semi-annual literary journal also offering classes, workshops & contests

OH, BERNICE! READING SERIES
John Rice with Ann Podracky & Brian Kim
ohbernice.com
Monthly curated series of multi-genre writers/performers (Astoria)

REZ READING SERIES / RICHMOND HILL LIBRARY
Deborah Emin
REZ Reading Series – on Facebook & queenslibrary.org/branch/richmond-hill
Monthly curated series of writers (Kew Gardens) & new readings in Richmond Hill

BOUNDLESS TALES READING SERIES
Aida Zilelian-Silak
boundlesstales.com
Monthly curated series featuring poetry, novel excerpts, monologues, short stories & more (Astoria)

FIVE BORO STORY PROJECT
Bridget Bartolini
fiveborostoryproject.org
Events bringing people together to share stories (plus poems, music, & other art) about their NYC neighborhoods – next event in Jamaica

ASTORIA BOOKSHOP
Lexi Beach
astoriabookshop.com
New general interest bookstore also offering readings, workshops & events

CANVAS OF WORDS
Wendy Angulo with Peggy Robles Alvarado, Erik “Advocate of Wordz” Maldonado & Mark A. Vigo
Canvas of Words – on Facebook
Annual festival celebrating poetry & art in Queens (held in Jamaica), & other curated events

HEIGHTENING STORIES
Nancy Agabian
facebook.com/HeighteningStories
Community-oriented workshop for creative nonfiction/autobiographical fiction writers (Jackson Hts)

POETRY TEACHERS NYC
Megan DiBello & Dan Dissinger
poetryteachersnyc.com
Queens-founded group fusing art & business education, also offering local readings/workshops

MINDFUL WRITING & other classes/workshops
Emily Herzlin
emilyherzlin.com
Mindful writing, creative writing, & more local classes/workshops

MISSION TO (DIT)MARS LaunchPad Reading Series & Propulsion Lab
missiontoditmars.wordpress.com
Collective offering curated series for playwrights’ work to be staged, & local playwrights’ workshop

NATURE OF THE MUSE READING & LIVE WRITING
audreydimola.com
Curated series that plays with themes of inspiration & on-the-spot creation (Long Island City)

QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
queenscouncilarts.org
Many resources for artists & writers – grants, workshops, events, space to perform & more

*FOR THESE & MORE RESOURCE LINKS VISIT: tinyurl.com/queenslit

If you enjoyed what you saw today, please continue spreading awareness of the literary opportunities available in Queens! We have to support each other to keep our community expanding & evolving.

The Queens Literary Town Hall is presented as part of the Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space Series, which offers artist-led performance and networking opportunities. Need space to connect and engage with other artists? Show a work in progress? To submit a proposal for a 3rd Space event, email qca3rdspace@gmail.com. For more info visit queenscouncilarts.org/3rd-space.


Audrey’s photos from the event


Some of Queens Council on the Arts’ photos from the event

Thank you so much to Zoe Rabinowitz, Lynn Lobell, Lauren Zelaya, Daliana Rosa, QCA, and everyone who attended, supported, and got excited about this event. We made history! XO

Audrey speaking on NY1 about the event

Town Hall retrospect in It’s Queens Magazine

Review from local journalist w/photos & video clips

Links to Queens Literary Resources!

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