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Poets & Writers' NYC Update
New York City Update
A Monthly Compendium of Information and Events
for Writers in the New York City Area

Foodies & Writers

Join us on Thursday, May 2, for a special evening with novelist Aaron Hamburger. In the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, Hamburger writes, "I've always loved food -- eating it, cooking it, and reading about it -- so I thought that once I mastered the basics of the genre, I could easily make the transition from fiction writing to food writing." 


Instead, he learned a thing or two about the creative process, and about life.


We've invited Aaron to discuss what he's learned and to demonstrate how to make his fabulous limoncello cupcakes. 


Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. 

Whole Foods Market on Houston and Bowery

Tickets are $20, $10 for Friends of Poets & Writers

Reservations required; seating very limited


Get tickets now

Women Poets, 30 and Under 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Amy Award. Poets & Writers presents the Amy Award each year to recognize promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive a modest honorarium and give a reading in New York City. The award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York, in memory of Ms. Trachtman's daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet.


Download the application

Chapbook Festival


Join us this weekend at the fifth annual CUNY Chapfest, celebrating the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Poets & Writers is proud to be a sponsor. The program features workshops on producing chapbooks for writers and publishers, as well as readings and a bookfair. Melissa Faliveno, assistant editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, is among the presenters.


May 2 at the Center for Book Arts.

$20 materials fee; registration required.


May 3 and 4 at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Free and open to the public.


Get the details

More Upcoming NYC Literary Events

Writers thrive in solitude. Then, they crave company. Search Poet & Writers' Literary Events Calendar to find upcoming readings, book signings, workshops, and other events near you. Here are some May highlights:


May 5 at 5PM - Bellevue Literary Review Poetry and Prose Reading. The event will feature NYU/Bellevue Medical Residents reading from their recollections of the evacuations of NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital during the storm.


May 11 at noon - Nothing Personal: An Afternoon with The Dark Room Collective at Poets House. Featuring Tisa Bryant, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Major Jackson, John Keene, Camille Rankine, Tracy K. Smith, Sharan Strange, and Natasha Trethewey.


May 18th at 1 p.m. - Blind Beggar Press Reading with Sandra Maria Esteves, Tony Michelson, Peggy Robles Alvarado, and Layding Kaliba at The Poe Park and Visitor Center in the Bronx.


May 19th at 5 p.m. - Kundiman Reading with Jennifer Hayashida, Youna Kwak, and Arhm Choi. 


Browse the Literary Events Calendar


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