Around Town | May 1 – 7

Watch Your Tone: A Reading

When: May 3, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Cave Canem, 20 Jay StreetSuite #310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free

Nathan McClain’s “Watch Your Tone” is an eight-session writing workshop where “participants focus their attention on the function of tone in their poems as a way of communicating and deepening their emotive charges.” To hear what the participants have been learning about craft in poetry, come out to this reading event to hear their poems that feature both playful and serious tones.

Potluck refreshments will be served. For more information about this event, click here.


City College | NYC Poetry Festival

When: May 4, 2018 @ 9am–5pm
Location: The City College, Marian Anderson Theater, 133rd and Convent Ave., New York, NY, 10031
Cost: Free

The 46th Annual City College Poetry Festival will be held this year on May 4, 9–5pm. Events will include poetry readings from elementary and middle school students, Knopf High School award-winning poets, Guest Poet Nicole Cooley, City College undergraduate and graduate students, and poets from around the world. Come out to enjoy this full day of celebrating poetry and its craft.

For more information for this event, click here.


Pace University | Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark

When: May 7, 2018 @ 6:30–9:30pm
Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (Pace University), 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038
Cost: Free (Reserve Tickets Here)

Pace University is showing Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark, a documentary about Puerto Rico and the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The film is the most recent production of Professor Maria Luskay’s Media, Communications and Visual Arts travel documentary course. Students created this documentary to explore “the story of the people of Puerto Rico and the faith, strength and hope that has sustained them” since Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico.

After the screening, a Q&A will be conducted, allowing audience members to ask the filmmakers about Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark. In addition, light refreshments will be served.

There is limited seating, but tickets are free. To reserve your ticket for this event, click here.