WORDFEAST
 

QCA’s multicultural WordFeast is a series of FREE public readings by 4 Queens-based authors who write in languages other than English. The readings will be held in varying sites throughout the borough selected to provide a specific culinary and literary experience for audiences. Each piece will be presented in several ways: in its original language; in translated form; and in a creative interpretation by a collaborating artist. The venue selection will immerse audiences in an intimate “cultural salon” environment with special food that enhance the literary event. Audiences will experience these literary works through different lenses with a heightened awareness and deeper appreciation designed to increase demand for literature that exists outside of mainstream access.

 

Queens Council on the Arts presents
WordFeast: A Free Literary & Culinary Event
Featuring writer Tenzin Woeser
Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The New York Tibetan Service Center
83-02A Broadway, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst, NY 13373

Hosted at the New York Tibetan Services Center in Elmhurst, QCA's WordFeast program presents a reading of a short story-in-progress by Tibetan writer Tenzin Woeser. He will be accompanied by translator Nawang Gurung and attendees will have the opportunity to see and learn techniques for producing Tibetan script calligraphy. Traditional Tibetan cuisine will be served and a Q&A will follow the reading. Click Here to RSVP.

 

Queens Council on the Arts presents
"WordFeast: A Free Literary & Culinary Event"
Featuring writer Panagiota Lilikaki
Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave (Entrance on 37th St), Astoria, NY 11101        

QCA's WordFeast program presents a reading of a short story-in-progress by Greek writer Panagiota Lilikaki.  Panagiota will be reading from her long-term work in progress: Mourning baba: A Translation in Mourning in Greek. The diary entries, of over 25 years, revisit the sorrow of losing the writer’s father, baba, the seeking of happiness after the loss, and the power of love. Mourning diaries examine the proper way of mourning the dead within the Greek culture and the failure to follow the tradition. Panagiota will be accompanied by guitarist-composer Spiros Exaras and her work will be translated by American Iranian writer, poet, and translator Roger Sederat. Traditional Greek cuisine will be served and a Q&A will follow the reading. Click Here to RSVP.

 

Queens Council on the Arts presents
WordFeast: A Free Literary & Culinary Event
Featuring writer Camila Santos
Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave (Entrance on 37th St), Astoria, NY 11101 

QCA's WordFeast program presents a reading of a short story-in-progress by Brazilian writer Camila Santos. After living in New York City for the past twenty-five years, a Brazilian immigrant is forced to assess if she should have gone back to Brazil when she had the opportunity. Camila will be accompanied by painter Heather Simon and translator Leila Ortiz. Traditional Brazilian cuisine will be served and a Q&A will follow the reading. Click Here to RSVP.

 

 

 

Queens Council on the Arts presents
WordFeast: A Free Literary & Culinary Event
Featuring writer Santiago Antunez de Mayolo
Friday, July 1, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave (Entrance on 37th St), Astoria, NY 11101

QCA's WordFeast program presents a reading of poetry by Peruvian writer Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo. His poetry expresses a keen observation about love, distress, the identity of the self, solitude, death and immortality, and how the poet perceives the world around him. His verses have a simple language but with a fascinating lyricism, full of overwhelming images. Santiago will be accompanied by painter Pedro Felipe Vintimilla Burneo and translator Beatriz Gil. Traditional Spanish cuisine will be served and a Q&A will follow the reading. Click Here to RSVP.