Local Queens author and former QUILL participant Nancy Agabian is offering a new community-oriented workshop for creative nonfiction and autobiographical fiction writers to work on stories that are both bravely personal and socially conscious. Held in a supportive environment in the instructor’s home in Jackson Heights, the weekly sessions will include exercises that will help […]

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This Tuesday, September 4th marked the first reading of this season’s Jackson Heights Poetry Festival open mic reading series, led this year by Jackson Heights local author and former Queens in Love with Literature (QUILL) artist advisor Richard Jeffrey Newman. JHPF is a lit­er­ary orga­ni­za­tion located right here in Queens, NY which spon­sors poetry fes­ti­vals, […]

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Don’t have plans? Looking for a place to enjoy culture and have a good time in Queens? Then join us for an exciting evening of literature, music and food from Eastern Europe at tonight’s Queens in Love with Literature (QUILL) event: Translating from the Old World to the New from 6:30-8:30pm at DaMikelle Restaurant (102-39 […]

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On Wednesday, March 28, the MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College will present a symposium on the literature of the Middle East and those who write and translate it. This symposium is being presented in conjunction with Archipelago Books, publisher—among many others—of esteemed Lebanese writer Elias Khoury, who will be […]

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Need to get your literature fix before next month’s QUILL reading on April 24th?! Well you’re in luck with two worthy reading events taking place this Thursday, March 15th! Whether you find yourself in Queens or Brooklyn, you can hear from a diverse mix of poets, playwrights and novelists. Now your only dilemma will be […]