Latin Books in New York City

From Dante to Neruda, from Cervantes to Borges, Coelho, and Márquez, poetry and literature are part of our traditions.

PEN World Voices Festival 2019

May 6-14 & 19, 2019 | International literary festival | The world’s writers and thinkers gather in New York City to talk and read and perform

Luís de Camões, the Portuguese Shakespeare

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Portuguese national poet books
LISBON, PORTUGAL ~ The author of Portugal’s national epic poem ‘Os Lusíadas,’ about Vasco de Gama’s sea route to India, died on June 10, 1580

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel Prize winning author

ARACATACA, COLOMBIA; Mar 6, 1927; Colombian author ~ Magical realism is considered a literary construct, but for many of us expresses the real magic in our lives. “It is life, more than death, that has no limits” (‘Love in the Time of Cholera,’ 1985)

Celebrate World Poetry Day

MARCH 21, (2020, Sat) ~ Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings (UNESCO)

Flamenco Festival New York 2019 at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Tue-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco dance theater music art exhibition books festival ~ The best artists from the flamenco heartland, Andalusia, Spain

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

HARLEM, Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020 (unconfirmed) ~ Harlem is Wakanda this weekend. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.
# african comic book festival cosplay

Schomburg Center is NYC’s African Culture Research Library

HARLEM, Mon-Sat ~ Grew out of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary collection of Afro-Puerto Rican Arturo Alfonso Schomburg.
# african puerto rican library

Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL, Tue-Sun, antique book museum ~ JP Morgan’s home is now a museum of historic manuscripts, early books and old master drawings and prints

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

November 11, 1928
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Carlos Fuentes Macías was born in Panama City, Panama
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Mexico’s most celebrated novelist is known for “The Death of Artemio Cruz” (1962), “Terra Nostra” (1975), “The Old Gringo” (1985)

New Yorker Festival 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018
Friday – Sunday
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African, French, Italian & Mexican thinkers

Happy Birthday Peruvian Nobel – Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa

March 28, 1936 ~ LLosa was born in Arequipa, Peru.
CELEBRATE
Thursday, March 28, 2019

La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities

LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities

Instituto Cervantes

Spanish-language school and cultural center with NYC’s largest Spanish-language library, art exhibitions, film screenings, and performances

NY Art Book Fair 2018 ~ the world of books

FAIR (FREE)
Friday – Sunday
September 21 – 23, 2018
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TICKETED PREVIEW
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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MoMA PS1
Long Island City, Queens
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Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese and Puerto Rican books.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance, movies and word

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

PEN World Voices Festival 2018 Resist and Reimagine

165+ writers and artists from over 50 countries gather in NYC to talk about the theme ‘Resist and Reimagine.’
April 16 – 22, 2018

Renowned poet Rina Soldevilla to read at Peruvian-American Association

A master of enchanting stories set in the Inca heartland.
Peruvian-American Association
Midtown East, Manhattan
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Aldo Sessa ‘Gauchos: Icons of Argentina’ at the Argentine Consulate NYC

Photography exhibition by Argentina’s legendary photographer, the most famous documentarian of Argentine culture and the Argentine cowboys.
Argentine Consulate
Midtown, Manhattan
April 11 – 26, 2018

‘Ferdinand’ the bull has to decide whether he is a fighter or a lover

OPENED December 15, 2017
CLOSED January 18, 2018

Joseph Rodriguez, photographer of ‘Spanish Harlem : El Barrio in the ’80s’

EXHIBITION
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave
Melrose, The Bronx
Thursday – Sunday
November 11 – December 23, 2017

Arte de La Borinqueña is an exhibition about the Puerto Rican superhero

Casita Maria Gallery
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Monday – Friday
October 4, 2017 – January 6, 2018

NY Art Book Fair 2017 is for art book lovers

MoMA PS1
Long Island City, Queens
PREVIEW September 21, 2017
FAIR September 22 – 24, 2017

New Yorker Festival 2017 gets writers and thinkers talking

Sofia Coppola, Roberta Mancino, Philippe Petit, Anthony Bourdain, and Françoise Mouly
Friday – Sunday
October 6 – 8, 2017

Laurie Hernandez is a star Gymnast, dancer, author and beyond

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year

Martín Fierro is the foundation of Argentine literature

By José Hernandez (1872)

“To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd”

Quote by Spanish novelist Cervantes. Fashion by Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada at Uptown Fashion Week SS17 September 2016. Foto by Keith Widyolar.

Pati Jinich “Mexican Today”

“Mexican Today” is the latest book by the Mexican chef, cookbook author, and host of the national PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table

PEN World Voices Festival 2016

Multiple venues in New York City
Monday – Sunday
April 25 – May 1, 2016

Luis Negron ‘Mundo Cruel’

December 7, 2012 ~ The hit first book by Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón about loneliness and the crazy things it drives us to do, is one of those books you can’t put down.

Persona Normal

The Mexico Now Festival opens with Benito Taibo presenting his first book…

La Peregrina, Love and Death in Mexico

Mexican Cultural Institute
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Thursday, October 18, 2012