Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Jan 28-Feb 3, 2010)

A couple of  readings, 2 ASL Open Mic’s, some book release events, a panel, plays — this week’s roundup is really quite a mix.  Of particular interest: poet Michael Leong at Dartmouth, Diane DiPrima’s Inaugural Address as SF Poet Laureate, and the BECOMING AMERICANS Anthology reading in NYC.  And of course, don’t forget to tune in to President Obama’s first State of the Union Address tonight at 9 PM EST.


“Time Goes On” Release Party (presented by the Neighborhood Writing Alliance)
February 1 | 6-8 pm
St. Andrews Church (upstairs)
48 N. Hoyne

Hanover, NH

Poets Michael Leong & Nomi Stone at Dartmouth College
January 28 | 4 pm
Wren Room/Sanborn Library
Dartmouth College

Los Angeles

Refugee Nation (written and performed by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng)
presented by the Laotion American Organization at UCLA
February 1 | 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA
FREE and Open to the Public

New York City

ASL Poetry Slam Presents: Mark Mayo – $3
January 28 | 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)
Admission: $3

92nd St. Y Presents: “The Immigrant Experience” Reading & Panel [Becoming Americans anthology event]
feat. Jessica Hagedorn, Jamaica Kincaid, Norman Manea, Gary Shteyngart
February 1 | 8 pm
Kauffmann Concert Hall
Lexington Ave. at 92nd St.
Tickets: $27 (general), $10 (age 35 and under)

Asian American Arts Alliance Town Hall Meeting
February 2 | 10 am – 12 pm
Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI – CUNY)
25 West 43rd Street, 18th Fl (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
FREE and Open to the Public

San Francisco

Kent Wong presents An Evening of Stories on Asian and Latino Labor Organizing
January 28 | 6-8PM
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St (at Jackson)

Beautiful as Yesterday Reading & Discussion (Fan Wu)
January 30 | 2:30 – 4 pm
Chinatown Meeting Room (San Francisco Public Library)
1135 Powell St. (near Jackson)

SF Poet Laureate Inaugural Address (Diane DiPrima)
February 2 | 5-8 pm
San Francisco Public Library
Koret Auditorium (Main Library)
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

Washington, D.C.

ASL Open Mic Poetry
January 29 | 11pm
Busboys & Poets
14th and V
Admission: $5

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