Upcoming Events & Readings

Ahoy, there! It's your friendly neighborhood Jess back with some more items of interest and intrigue!

Thursday, November 4, 7:00pm
A Nuyorican State of Mind: The Life & Writing of Pedro Pietri
with Sam Diaz, David Henderson, Bob Holman, Marilyn Kiss, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Nancy Mercado, Myrna Nieves & Dan Shot

Poets and friends gather to honor the life and work of Pedro Pietri (1944– 2004), a seminal Nuyorican poet and playwright, whose subversive, irreverent writings include Puerto Rican Obituary, Invisible Poetry, Traffic Violations and The Masses Are Asses.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

Poets House's website.

Thursday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Fiction Reading: Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz joined the NYU Creative Writing Program faculty in fall 2010. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Note venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, Theater 101

Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Writers in Conversation: Rick Moody (with Darin Strauss)

Rick Moody’s most recent novel is The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). Moody is the 2010-2011 Warren Adler Visiting Writer in the NYU Creative Writing Program. In conversation with Darin Strauss, novelist and NYU faculty member whose new memoir is titled Half a Life (McSweeney’s Books, 2010).

[Note: There did not seem to be a venue listed on NYU's website, much to Rebecks' dismay. I guess there is a reason Hunter > NYU, no?*]

More readings at NYU's Creative Writing Program here.


*The opinions of Jess do not reflect those of The Olivetree Review or Hunter College. What they do reflect is that of her own bitter resentment/immaturity.