This coming Thursday, April 28th, I’ll be participating in the Queens Literary Crawl in Forest Hills. According to the website, “The event, the first of its kind in the borough, celebrates the literary and artistic community of Queens and NYC while creating a hip event celebrating national poetry month.”
Yes, I’m from Brooklyn. Yes, I usually tend to avoid events that describe themselves as “hip.” So sue me.
I’ll be part of a group of 14 writers who will be reading short works from 7 pm to 10:30 pm at the Aged Restaurant on 107-02 70th Road in Forest Hills. It’s a great line-up, with lots of writers whom I admire and others whom I look forward to discovering, including Rajan Khanna, Marleen S. Barr, William Shunn (who is organizing this segment of the event on behalf of his Line#Break series of readings), Robert Howe, Nancy Hightower, Keith RA DeCandido, and many others.
So if you’re planning to be in the neighborhood — or even if you’re not, but you happen to have an evening free — see if you can drop by. There will be readings at several venues (and breaks every so often so you can switch between venues) and a party at the end of the evening. Tickets for the event cost $9.99; proceeds will benefit the Queens Book Festival.
I’ll be participating in the first segment, which starts at 7 pm. So get there early!
You can find all the information at their website. Come if you can!