As part of our mission to support and promote the work of writers living in Queens, NY, we offer free listings on this website and in each issue of our journal for readings, workshops, and other resources for Queens writers. We will also gladly publish recent acceptances and publications by Queens writers.
To submit a listing, please use our contact form.
Writing Classes in Queens
Spring Poetry Workshop with Poet KC Trommer
This class is open to those who are just beginning to write poetry and to more established writers interested in working with other writers in a small workshop setting. Together we will explore the individual voices of the poets in the class as well as the craft of writing—the technical skills a writer employs when composing—and the art of writing, in which a writer brings his or her unique vision to a poem. We will work as a group to train our ears, eyes, and understanding to record the delights of the world as we experience it. In addition to reading and workshopping each other’s poems, we will also do close readings of poems both formal and innovative.
Saturday, March 16 in Jackson Heights from 12:00-3:00
$50 – One 3 hour workshop
The workshop will take place in Jackson Heights, near the 74th Street Broadway stop on the 7, E, M, F, R lines.
Manuscript submission required – limit 5 students To submit, please send a brief writing sample by February 28 to KC at kctrommer(at)gmail(dot)com.
KC Trommer’s poems have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Coconut, MARGIE, Octopus, The Sycamore Review and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, KC has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, as well as fellowships from the Table 4 Foundation, the Maine Summer Arts Program, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Prague Summer Program. She lives in Queens with her family. For more information, please visit www.kctrommer.com.
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Readings in Queens
Boundless Tales Reading Series is one of the only reading series in the borough of Queens. Readings run the third Thursday of every month. Four to six readers will be featured for the evening. The goal of this series is to provide a venue for writers who are passionate about their writing, and who would like to share their work in a public forum. For submission guidelines go to: Boundlesstales.blogspot.com
The Oh, Bernice! Reading Series
What: An extension of the Oh, Bernice! Writers Collective, giving our writers, and others, an outlet to share their work; building conversation and community within the burgeoning art scene of Queens.
When: Every third Saturday between October and June, 7:30-10:30pm.
Where: Cafe Marlene (http://www.cafemarlene.com/) 41-11 49th Street, Sunnyside, NY (Closest to the 52nd Street 7 train. )
Who: Writers of all genres and boroughs.
How to submit: Please submit poetry (2-3 poems), prose (5-10 pages), or plays (5-10 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting, please place (genre – your name [example: Play – Joe Schmo]) in the subject heading. Either paste your submission in the body of the email or attach as a .doc, .docx, or pdf file. Include a brief bio and any website or online materials you believe important to your work.
For more information on the Oh, Bernice! reading series, or the work of the Bernicians, please visithttp://www.ohbernice.tumblr.com/.
First Tuesdays is Jackson Heights Poetry Festival’s monthly open mic reading series. Held on the first Tuesday of the month, from September through June, the series features some of the finest writers from New York City and the surrounding areas. While we have a commitment to highlighting writers from Queens, our featured readers have come to us from other boroughs, other states, and other countries. Our open mic is one of the most hospitable around. Almost every month, there is someone who gets up to read her or his work for the first time, and we have regulars who come to read not their own work, but the work of others who are important to them, like the woman who has been keeping her mother’s memory alive by reading her poetry for us. So if you have poetry you’d like to share, or if you just want to have some poetry in your life, please join us. First Tuesdays is held at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY from 6:45 to 9 p.m.
For more information: http://jacksonheightpoetryfestival.wordpress.com