Literary Latin New York

New York Public Library, Schomburg Center, Instituto Cervantes, King Juan Carlos Center, FIAF, Belmont Library, Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

Celebrate World Poetry Day

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


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Literary NYC

Instituto Cervantes

MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ This global Spanish government language school and cultural center has NYC’s largest Spanish-language library and hosts Hispanic talks, exhibitions, screenings and performances

Hispanic Society

Appointment only during renovations
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NYC ~ This research library and museum has the most important Spanish art collection outside of Spain

King Juan Carlos Center

GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ Study the histories, politics and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world at King Juan Carlos Center at New York University

Schomburg Center

Monday-Saturday
HARLEM, NYC~ This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance

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


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Literary Festivals

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

Sat, November 23, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ The Fair weaves handicrafts and poetry into the fabric of Puerto Rican community at Hostos College

Lincoln Center Out of Doors is Lincoln Center’s summer festival

Wednesday-Sunday, July 24 – August 11, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER & CONCOURSE, THE BRONX ~ Lincoln Center’s summer festival includes African, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Indigenous, Jewish, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, & Spanish music, dance, film and word for FREE

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

New Yorker Festival 2018

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

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.

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

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.


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Latin Authors

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel Prize winning author

Friday, March 6, 2020
ARACATACA, Colombia ~ The Nobel Prize-winning author and leading writer of Magical Realism was born on March 6, 1927

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

Carlos Fuentes was Mexico’s most celebrated novelist

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
PANAMA CITY, Panama ~ The author of ‘The Death of Artemio Cruz’ (1962), ‘Terra Nostra’ (1975), and ‘The Old Gringo’ (1985) was born on November 11, 1928

Happy Birthday Peruvian Nobel – Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa

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

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

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

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year


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Books

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

Martín Fierro is the foundation of Argentine literature

By José Hernandez (1872)

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

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…


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Previously in Literary New York

National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo

Sat, November 23, 2019
CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ The Fair weaves handicrafts and poetry into the fabric of Puerto Rican community at Hostos College

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

Oct 4, 2017-Jan 6, 2018
HUNTS POINT, The Bronx ~ The art of the first Puerto Rican superhero at Casita Maria Gallery

La Peregrina, Love and Death in Mexico

Thursday, October 18, 2012
MURRAY HILL, NYC ~ A new book about an American journalist who loved Mexico at the Mexican Cultural Institute