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Calendar of Events

May 09
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Hear stories from New York’s global working class by writers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Brazilian Immigrant Center and more, guided by Mark Nowak.
May 08
8:30 pm-10:00 pm
One event, three quick-draw interviews with some of Africa’s leading literary lights, helmed by Vanity Fair’s Anderson Tepper.
May 08
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
What happens when a poem moves from one language to another? A festival favorite, this Slam has poets, translators and audience interacting as texts are read and translated live.
Gain insight into imprisonment and the reality of regret and defiance as formerly incarcerated people and prison-writing mentors discuss the effect of their relationships.
May 07
7:00 pm


Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramirez reflects on migration, exile and the caudillo, as he looks back on his literary history and how it is marked by his country’s struggle.
May 06
8:30 pm-10:00 pm
Teju Cole, Nathalie Handal and Binyavanga Wainaina reconsider Kamau Braithwaite’s The Arrivants and the twenty-first century significance of diaspora, history, and rupture.