All Words, All Weekend: First Annual Queens NYC Lit Fest in Long Island City

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    There’s strength in numbers, but there’s fun in words. A lot of fun.

    This weekend, authors, booksellers, essayists, poets, and other verse enthusiasts will head to LIC Bar for the Queens NYC Lit Fest, a two-day celebration of the borough and its booming writing scene. Organized by Michael Geffner from The Inspired Word, this first annual extravaganza will feature scheduled readings by residents from around the borough, including Maria Lisella, the newly appointed Queens poet laureate, and Audrey Dimola, hostess of the reading-and-live-writing series Nature of the Muse. Plus, both days will begin with open mic time at 11 am. (First come, first served. Five-minute slots.) More information and another photo on jump page.

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    There will also be live acoustic music and vendors such as the Astoria Bookshop and Poetry Teachers NYC in LIC Bar’s outdoors garden.

    Details: Queens NYC Lit Fest, LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, August 1 and 2, 11 am to 5 pm both days, free, but attendees must be at least age 21 and donations are accepted. (All funds raised will go to defraying costs and pay for the featured artists.)

    Photos by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

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