Chilean American author Isabel Allende discusses her newest novel, "The Wind Knows My Name" (El viento conoce mi nombre) with MSNBC anchor and "Latina to Latina" podcast host, Alicia Menendez; in the Kaufmann Concert Hall and online; from the 92nd Street Y, New York in the Upper East Side; on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $35. 92ny.org 🇨🇱 🇨🇺 🇮🇱 🇸🇻 Each ticket … [Read more...] about Isabel Allende Reads From and Discusses Her New Book “The Wind Knows My Name” with Alicia Menendez
Latin Books Archive
New York Latin Culture Magazine's Latin Books Archive contains articles about Latin authors, author talks, book reviews, book fairs, and book festivals.
There is also coverage of Latin libraries, spoken word venues, and language schools in New York City.
Latin authors in the archive include: Aldo Sessa, Arturo Schomburg, Carlos Fuentes, Frederick Douglass, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Julia de Burgos, Langston Hughes, Laurie Hernandez, Luís de Camões, Luís Negron, Mario Vargas Llosa, Martin Fierro, and Rina Soldevilla.
New York book fairs include: the National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair, and the NY Art Book Fair.
New York book festivals include: Arte de la Borinqueña, Celebrate Mexico Now, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New Yorker Festival, PEN World Voices Festival, Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival, and World Poetry Day.
Latin book reviews include:"Ferdinand," "Mexican Today" cookbook by Pati Jinich, "Stardust: The Work and Life of Jeweler Extraordinaire: Frédéric Zaavy."
Spoken word events include:La Casita.
The PEN World Voices Festival 2023 brings international writers and thinkers into conversation in New York City. It was founded in 2004 by Salmon Rushdie, Michael Roberts and Esther Allen to counter the American tendency towards isolation. The PEN America organization seeks to protect free expression in the United States by promoting both literature and human rights. It is … [Read more...] about PEN World Voices Festival 2023 is Mightier Than the Sword
The Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a New York Public Library research library. It was founded on the personal collection of the Black Arts that Puerto Rican scholar Arturo Alfonso Schomburg collected during the Harlem Renaissance. 🇵🇷 This is one of New York's sacred grounds, where greatness begins. Schomburg Center programs include: You … [Read more...] about Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was Founded by a Puerto Rican Art Collector
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a historic community cultural center in the East Village (Loisaida) that was founded by leaders of the Nuyorican Movement of the 1960s-70s. It's a Puerto Rican venue, but everyone is welcome and everyone goes. 🇵🇷 The Nuyorican now has regular jazz nights, poetry slams, and open mics. It's won many awards and is a place where great things … [Read more...] about Nuyorican Poets Cafe is New York’s Historic House of Slam Poetry
The Black Comic Book Festival 2023 is really about the future. It's a festival where kids of all ages can imagine a best version of themselves and starting creating their own future. The SchomCom brings together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay, illustrators, publishers and writers of Black comic books and graphic novels. There are panels, workshops, and creative … [Read more...] about The 11th Black Comic Book Festival 2023 is a Creative Gathering of Comic, Graphic Novel & Cosplay Families
Instituto Cervantes New York (Cervantes Institute NYC) is the New York branch of the global Spanish language school. There are branches all over the world. Sponsored by the government of Spain, Instituto also serves as a Hispanic cultural center, in Midtown East, Manhattan. Spanish classes there teach the Spanish of Madrid, Spain, which is not necessarily what is spoken in … [Read more...] about Instituto Cervantes New York is a Global Spanish Language School and Hispanic Cultural Center
Julia De Burgos, (1914-1953), was a renowned Puerto Rican poet and human rights activist. Her writings show a strength and independence that preceded the women’s rights movement in the United States by twenty years. En todo me lo juego a ser lo que soy yo”(I gamble it all to be exactly as I am) “Songfest: A Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers and Orchestra” (1977) by … [Read more...] about Remember Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rican Poet, ¡Río Grande de Loíza!
Gabriel García Márquez is the most famous Colombian writer. He is the author of many iconic Latin American novels including "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (1967), "The Autumn of the Patriarch" (1975), and "Love in the Time of Cholera" (1985). ARACATACA, Magdalena, Colombia Born in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia on March 6, 1927, Márquez rose to prominence during the … [Read more...] about Remember Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism
Frederick Douglass (c. 1817 - 1895) was the American who is perhaps most responsible for the way we see ourselves as a "good people" and a constitutional democracy. He was both an abolitionist and supporter of women's rights. The Guardian of the U.S. Constitution The founding fathers wrote beautiful words, but didn't live up to them. Today we celebrate Abraham Lincoln for … [Read more...] about Remember Frederick Douglass Who Brought the Words of the U.S. Constitution to Life
NEW YORK Sep 25, 2012 ~ Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the world's leading writers and winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, was interviewed by Javier Royo, director of Instituto Cervantes, New York's most important school of Spanish language.The event was part of the celebration of the release of the 50th Anniversary edition of Mr. Llosa's first book, the … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Mario Vargas Llosa!
World Poetry Day is a United Nations celebration on March 21. Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings." UNESCO The Next World Poetry Day The next World Poetry Day is Tuesday, March 21, 2023. World Poetry Day Declaration UNESCO, the cultural organization of the United … [Read more...] about Celebrate World Poetry Day!
Langston Hughes was a writer about the Black experience and an important Harlem Renaissance figure. He was a journalist who also wrote poetry, plays and novels. Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902. Recent scholarship suggests it might have been 1901. He was raised mostly in Lawrence, Kansas and used books as a refuge from the boredom of growing up in the … [Read more...] about Remember Langston Hughes, Harlem Renaissance Man!
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was a Puerto Rican intellectual whose collection of Black culture became the core of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Arturo Schomburg of Puerto Rico Schomburg was born in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 24, 1874. He was German African Puerto Rican. A grade school teacher told him that … [Read more...] about Remember Arturo Schomburg, Harlem Renaissance Man!
Celebrate Mexico Now Festival 2022 is New York City's festival of contemporary Mexican culture. The festival is produced by CN Management, one of NYC's top Mexican American programmers. It has presented over 300 Mexican artists in NYC's leading cultural venues. Mexico has such great historic traditions that it is easy to miss what is happening there now. Many have reported … [Read more...] about Celebrate Mexico Now Festival 2022 Brings Contemporary Mexican Culture to NYC
The National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair 2022 is a holiday market of Puerto Rican arts and crafts, and books made in Puerto Rico and across the Diaspora. 36th National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair 2022 The 36th National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair 2022, by Comité Noviembre and PRIDA, is at Hostos College in Mott Haven, The Bronx on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 12-6pm. … [Read more...] about National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair 2022 is at Hostos Center
Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was born in Panama City, Panama and died in Mexico City. The Death of Artemis Cruz Fuentes' best-known work is "The Death of Artemis Cruz" (La muerte de Artemis Cruz, 1962). This seminal work of Spanish-language literature was influenced by the seminal work of modern filmmaking Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941). In both works, the title … [Read more...] about Remember Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s Most Celebrated Novelist!
The NY Art Book Fair 2022 is one of NYC's main art fairs for artists' books. The fair moved this year from its longtime home at MoMA PS1. NY Art Book Fair 2022 The NY Art Book Fair 2022 is at 548 West 22nd St in Chelsea, Manhattan, Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2022. Free - $30. 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇪🇨🇮🇹🇲🇽🇳🇬🇵🇪🇵🇭🇺🇾 printedmatterartbookfairs.org … [Read more...] about NY Art Book Fair 2022 Moves to Chelsea, Manhattan
Luís Vaz de Camões was a Portuguese adventurer and the great poet in Portuguese. Luís de Camões wrote Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads) De Camões (c. 1524 - 1580) traveled all the way from Portugal to China and back. This was in the time when ships were not much bigger than speedboats are today. De Camões wrote Portugal's national epic poem Os Lusíadas in 1572. It's … [Read more...] about Remember Luís de Camões, Portugal’s National Poet
The 16th National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo 2021 is live at Hostos Community College, Sat, Nov 20 from 12-5pm and virtual at comitenoviembrevirtualfair.org 🇵🇷 Puerto Rican art is different from European art. Puerto Rican artisanal crafts are not just pretty. They both reflect and are a living part of Puerto Rican culture. Some of these are pure craft, … [Read more...] about National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo 2021 is at Hostos College
Movement Without Borders, a day of dance, music, film, poetry and talk about humanizing our immigration system, is at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, Sat, October 2 from 11am - 6:30pm. Free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. movementwithoutborders.com 🇦🇫🇦🇷🇨🇦🇨🇴🇩🇴🇬🇹🇭🇹🇭🇳🇮🇹🇲🇽🇵🇷🇸🇻🇺🇸 Help us raise $15,000 today. We are almost there. … [Read more...] about Movement Without Borders is a Day of Dance for Humanizing Immigration at Judson Memorial Church
The PEN World Voices Festival 2021 is virtual at pen.org Tuesday-Saturday, May 18-22, 2021. The PEN World Voices Festival brings leading international authors to New York City to present their latest work and discuss the challenges of the day in a conference format. This edition's theme "Power to the People" explores what we need to do together to climb out from under … [Read more...] about PEN World Voices Festival 2021 Brings Power to the People
Frédéric Zaavy was an extraordinary Parisian jeweler whose short career launched him into the stratosphere as the lead designer of the legendary house of Fabergé. We are literally made of stardust. The more we learn about the tiny universe smaller than the atom, and the great universe where stars are born, the more we understand that everything in nature is connected, … [Read more...] about Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Frédéric Zaavy
The Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics with panel discussions, a fun cosplay show, and the work of the new generation of Black comic creators. 9th Black Comic Book Festival The 9th Black Comic Book Festival goes virtual at nypl.org/blackcomicbookfestival from Wednesday- Saturday, January 13-16, 2021. FREE It's … [Read more...] about Kids of All Ages Love the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival 2021
Harlem's Schomburg Center becomes Wakanda over Martin Luther King Weekend 8th Black Comic Book Festival Friday-Saturday, January 17-18, 2020 ~ The 8th Black Comic Book Festival is at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC from 10am to 8pm. Complete schedule and attendance RSVP at eventbrite.com When I was a kid, … [Read more...] about Black Comic Book Festival 2020
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 … [Read more...] about Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2019
The world's thinkers are at the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival of international literature at multiple venues in all five New York City boroughs, daily May 6-14 and Sunday, May 19, 2019. There are 75 different events this year. Many are free. PEN World Voices Festival This is America's leading international literary festival. It is important even if you are not a … [Read more...] about PEN World Voices Festival 2019
The New Yorker Festival brings the best and the brightest to talk. 2018 New Yorker Festival The 2018 Festival in Manhattan is Friday - Sunday, October 5 - 7, 2018. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 7, 2018. Hennessy L’Voyage Take a master class on the art of French cognac and cocktails at Neuehouse in NoMad, Manhattan on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 pm, … [Read more...] about New Yorker Festival 2018
The 13th Annual NY Art Book Fair is at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, Friday - Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2018 with a ticketed preview on Thursday, September 20, 2018. 13th Annual NY Art Book Fair Argentine Books HUMOBOOKS Ministerio de Cultura de la República Argentina Brazilian Books Desapê Galeria Jaqueline Martins Plana Chilean Books … [Read more...] about NY Art Book Fair 2018 ~ the world of books
La Casita (The Little House) is an annual weekend of community-oriented poetry and music that is part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Lincoln Center and Teatro Pregones in Concourse, The Bronx. #LCOutOfDoors La Casita 2018 La Casita is in: Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12 noon. FREE Teatro Pregones in Concourse, The Bronx on … [Read more...] about La Casita Sings the Poetry and Music of Our Communities
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is an annual Summer festival of diverse music, dance, and spoken word artists at Lincoln Center. There is usually a spoken word section at Teatro Pregones in the Bronx. It's a great chance to get a look at some different artists. Muchas Gracias to Lincoln Center for giving diversity a strong voice. Shows are free, but go … [Read more...] about Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance, movies and word