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May 2017

First Tuesdays Presents Maria Lisella

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Queens born and bred, Maria Lisella is the sixth winner in the competition for Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018 and the first Italian American. She is the author of the collection, Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), and two chapbooks Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). She is a CUNY alum of Queensborough Community College and Queens College; and earned a Master's at NYU-Polytechnic in Specialized Journalism. She did not follow a straight trajectory from Queens to the 62 countries…

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Queens Writers Resist

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373 United States
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I am very happy to be reading in the third installation of Queens Writers Resist with these fine Queens writers: Elisabeth-Elena Caitlin Cataleen Malcolm Chang Alison Roh Park Sweta Srivastava Vikram There will also be a musical performance by Goussy Célestin Bring pen and paper - we will make time to write together, inspired and prompted by the readings. Readings by Queens Writers Event is FREE. Donations will be collected to support a Queens nonprofit.

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