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Poetry, Books, Writing and Fire: April at The Bronx Writers Center

This action-packed series of eventsis part of the Bronx Council on the Arts' 50th year and of The Big Read in the Bronx. Come to one, come to all.

Friday | April 19, 2013 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Women in Creative Rebellion: A Free Spoken Word Event
An event celebrating and uniting women who have reinvented themselves featuring: Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Maria Rodriguez, True, and Cindy "Black Angel" Peralta. Special Musical Performance by A. Lyric. Spoken Word, Vendors, Networking, Open Mic. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Monday | April 22, 2013 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
In Progress: Writing Like Ray Bradbury Apr 22, 2013
6:30-7pm Speed Writing: Meet other writers while responding to short writing prompts. Bring work in progress.
7-8:30pm Writing Like Ray Bradbury: Prolific and award-winning writer Ray Bradbury published more than 50 books over his lifetime, many of them classics that will be read for generations to come. Using his own words and advice, we will learn from the master. This is a hands-on workshop. Be prepared to participate! Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Tuesday | April 23, 2013 | 5:00-7:00pm
Community Arts Tuesday: Celebrate Poetry Month with BCA and Bronx Writers Center
BCA and Bronx Writers Center celebrate National Poetry Month and World Book Night with an evening of poetry by today’s Bronx poets and writers. Sign up for a special open mic. Do you write poetry as a hobby? Looking to build a career in poetry? Needing to creatively express yourself through poetry? Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Thursday | April 25, 2013 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Bronx Present and Future: A Free Incendiary Conversation
A discussion about the past, present and future of the Bronx: Where have we been? Where are we? Where are we going? What should we bring with us as we move forward? A conversation with Ed Conde Garcia, the Mayor of Melrose; Al Pizarro, Founder of the Hip Hop Parade and others. All welcome to participate and engage. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Saturday | April 27, 2013 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Free Family Friendly Book Making Workshop
Create your own books and journals. Appropriate for Ages 5-15. All ages welcome! This is a free hands-on workshop. Each participant will take home finished products. Great as gifts! Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Sunday | April 28, 2013 | 4:00-6:00pm
The Book Club Discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
All readers of Ray Bradbury's classic novel are invited to discuss the book and respond to the imagery and writing at this special, free book club meeting. Door prizes, snacks and drinks provided. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Monday | April 29, 2013 | 6:00-8:00pm
The Fab Four: Free Poetry Reading in Riverdale
Four BRIO Award-Winning Bronx Poets, Judith Baumel, Laura Goldberg, Amy Gottlieb and Sarah Stern, read original work followed by a Q & A. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Tuesday | April 30, 2013 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
In Progress: Living in Sequence, a Graphic Novel Workshop
6:30-7pm Speed Writing: Meet other writers while responding to short writing prompts. Bring work in progress.

7-8:30pm Living in Sequence: A Graphic Novel Workshop. Ray Felix, Executive Director of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, will lead an intense workshop on this growing format. He will speak to writing, drawing and publishing. All who are interested in the genre are encouraged to attend. This free event is part of The Big Read in the Bronx. Participants will receive a free copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. (Supplies are limited). All welcome! Bring a notebook, a pen and your creative energy. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

Sunday | May 5, 2013 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Word Forward: A Competition for Writers
WordForward: Freedom, hosted by Flaco Navaja. Tell a story, perform a poem, spin a yarn, impress the audience and make it to the end of this fun and exciting competition for word lovers! Performers: We only have time for 10 performers, so come at 1:30 to register. First come, first to perform. The audience chooses the winner. (Bring a crowd; it helps!). Writers, poets and storytellers perform a prepared piece of no more than 3 minutes. Finalists will move on to write and perform a flash piece, vying for the prize of WordForward Champion. Click here for info, location and to RSVP.

For more information about Bronx Writers Center events and The Big Read in the Bronx, contact Maria Romano at 718-931-9500 x21 or bronxwriters@bronxarts.org or visit www.bronxarts.org.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit www.neabigread.org. Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library, in addition to the Scherman Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the NYS Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Council Member James Vacca.