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First Tuesdays Announces Its 2019-2020 Season

When: The first Tuesday of the month, September through June Where: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30)
Other: $5 minimum purchase at the food counter.
Information: Richard Jeffrey Newman

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the beginning of First Tuesdays’ 2019-2020 season and, as you can see below, the lineup of featured readers is very exciting. This season also marks the beginning of First Tuesday’s participation in PENs Break Out project, highlighting the work of writers who are incarcerated. More details about that will follow over the next couple of weeks.

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September 3, 2019: Peter Marra, author of Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras. September 3rd is also the day we’ll be participating in PENs Break Out initiative.
October 1, 2019: Abeer Hoque, a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi-American writer, is the author of Olive Witch, a memoir, and The Lovers and The Leavers, a collection of linked stories.
November 5, 2019: Alex Segura is the author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez mystery series set in Miami. He also co-created the Lethal Lit podcast.
December 3, 2019: Rachel Zucker is the author most recently of SoundMachine, a collection of genre non-conforming text pieces with an accompanying audio project.
January 7, 2020: Mark Weiss is author most recently of As Luck Would Have It. He also edited the bilingual anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry.
February 4, 2020: Sara Khalili is an editor and translator of contemporary Iraniain literature. She is translator most recently of Moon Brow, by Shahriar Mandanipour.
March 3, 2020: Sarah Gambito is the author most recently of Loves You, a collection of poetry. She is Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and a co-founder of Kundiman.
April 7, 2020: Sokunthary Svay is the author of Apsara in New York, a collection of poems. A founding member of the Cambodian Literary Arts Association (CALAA), she is also poetry edtor of Newtown Literary.
May 5, 2020: Antoinette Brim is the author of These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books). A Cave Canem Foundation fellow, she also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Indolent Arts Foundation.
June 2, 2020: Ralph Nazareth is the author of Dropping Death, a collaboration with Duane Esposito, with whom he will be reading (see below). He heads Graceworks, an international nonprofit.
June 2, 2020: Duane Esposito, who will be reading with Ralph Nazareth from their collaborative collection Dropping Death, lives on Long Island–on Lopsided Farm–with his wife, children, and many animals.

First Tuesdays is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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