Western Queens got talent! Literary talent, that is. With a creativity incubator, a live-reading circuit, two new bookstores (Enigma and Astoria), and even a journal dedicated to fiction, the borough’s “word scene” is booming. On April 12th, the prose grows with World of Words: Queens at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Audrey Dimola (below), an “editorial acrobat” who is the event’s host, informs that there will be poetry, storytelling, music, dance, video, drama, spoken word, translation and live drawing of the performances. She also promises wit, rawness, passion, humor, honesty… and a few surprises.
Details: World of Words: Queens, Little Theatre at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, April 12th, 3 pm to 5:30 pm, $10.
Photos: Audrey Dimola