Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Feb. 24-28, 2010)

Of note this weekend: Sandra Lim in Chicago, Jason Koo in Cleveland, Marilyn Chin in San Jose, Fay Chiang in NYC.  Also: Hyphen #19 release party in SF.  Please note that this weekend’s roundup only covers through February 28th — as we’ll be transitioning into a new format for our events listings starting on March 1st.  Look out for an announcement at the beginning of next week!


Sandra Lim & Travis Nichols at Danny’s Reading Series
February 24 | 7:30 to 9 pm
Danny’s Tavern
1951 W. Dickens, Chicago

RHINO Reads! Poetry in Translation — Indonesian, Arabic, Tagalog, Chinese
Feburary 26 | 6-8 pm
Bros K, 500 Main St., Evanston, IL
[Open Mic 6:00 – 6:30 | Featured Poets 6:40 – 8:00]


A Reading with Poets Jason Koo, Simone Muench, and Mathias Svalina
February 25 | 7:30 pm
Cleveland State University, Main Classroom134
1899 East 22 Street

New York City

Riggio Forum: Cave Canem’s Poets on Craft
February 25 | 6:30 to 8 pm
The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Bowery Books Presents: A Book Party & Reading by Fay Chiang for 7 Continents, 9 Lives
February 27 | 2 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston & Bleeker)

San Francisco

Youth Speaks Poetry Slam Championship
February 26 | 7 pm
San Francisco Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
FREE and open to the publoc/

Blaze of Glory [Hyphen #19 “Trailblazing” Release Party]
February 26 | 9 pm-2 am
111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St.
$10 | $20 includes 1 yr subscription (50% discount)
RSVP on Facebook or

San Jose, CA

SJSU Center for Literary Arts presents Marilyn Chin
February 25 | In Conversation w/ Sarn Maio @ 1:30 pm, Reading @ 7 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Rm. 225-229
150 East San Fernando Street

St. Paul, MN

Breathin’: An Evening of Spoken Word and Music with Eddy Zheng and DOSH
February 26 | 7-9 PM
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
Macalester College
[See here for more info about Eddy Zheng]

Washington, D.C.

Community: Chinese, American, and German Poetry (Time Shadows Poetry Reading)
(Poetry highlighting the diversity of DC Chinatown’s immigrant population)
February 7 | 2 to 4 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum
812 Seventh Street, NW
RSVP to 202-289-1200 ext. 170 or to rsvp[at]washington(dot)goethe(dot)org

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