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Washington Heights »

3 Uptown Events Happening This Weekend

Listen to a National Poetry Slam champion, learn to long jump or see excerpts from three new plays.

Corona »

Search Begins for Queens' Next Poet Laureate

Published poets who live in and write about Queens are encouraged to apply by April 24.

Civic Center »

CUNY Prof Charged in Brooklyn Bridge Clash That Injured Police, NYPD Says

Eric Linsker, 29, tried to hurl a trash can onto a crowded roadway below him, police said.

Carroll Gardens »

Brooklyn Students Turn Afghan Women's Writing Into Song for Charity

Students are teaming up with a nonprofit for women writers in Afghanistan for the event.

Prospect Heights »

B.Y.O.B. Poetry Series in Prospect Heights Seeks Submissions

"Readings in Color" will invite budding poets to bring stanzas — and wine — to a monthly performance.

Washington Heights »

Spoken Word Group Bringing Poetry Slams to Washington Heights

The group Word at 4F will host bi-monthly slams at local lounge Apt. 78.

SoHo »

'Girls Write Now' Encourages Young Writers to Share Stories

Saturday's storytelling event is the culmination of a yearlong program for teen girls.

Inwood »

Dichter Pharmacy to Celebrate Inwood Anniversary with Poetry and Giveaways

Uptowners can stop in all day May 3 for free pizza and pretzel samples before the 5 p.m. poetry event.

Long Island City »

'Inspired Word' Performance Series Returns to Queens With Weekly Open Mic

The live performance art showcase will host a weekly open mic at COFFEED in Long Island City.

Jackson Heights »

Open Mic Series Gives Translators a Turn Under the Literary Spotlight

Terraza 7 hosts a monthly open mic series for translators.

Midtown »

Poetry Series and Writing Workshop Come to Bryant Park Reading Room

A dozen poets and a pair of college writing counselors will visit Bryant Park this fall.

Jamaica »

Poets to Read in Swahili and Other Languages During Jamaica Festival

Central Library is Jamaica will host its first international poetry festival this Saturday.

Bed-Stuy »

'For Colored Girls' Playwright Supports Bed-Stuy Block Association

The poet and playwright whose work inspired the film "For Colored Girls" is performing on Friday.

East Village »

Bowery Poetry Founder Celebrates Renovated Digs at Performance

Bowery Poetry, which was closed for almost a year, reopened with a new look and new name.

Long Island City »

Writer Asks Queens Residents to Type Line of Poetry for Art Project

Gabriel Cabrera, the poetry editor of Newtown Literary, has collected more than 100 lines of poetry.