Friday Finds: Free Literary Events

For the moment, these finds are likely to interest mainly those of you in the NYC area. But never fear: It’s kind of part of my job to keep an eye out for any recordings that may result, and I’ll be certain to share any that I discover in due course.

All three of these conferences/events are taking place at the Graduate Center campus of my employer, The City University of New York. And all three are FREE.

2012 Chapbook Festival
March 28-30, 2012
(not all events are taking place at the Graduate Center)
“The Festival is free and open to the public, though some events require advance registration.”

“Interwoven Worlds: A Symposium Celebrating the Literature of the Middle East”
March 28, 2012
(no fees indicated)

4th Annual Leon Levy Conference
“Varieties of Biography”
March 29, 2012
“All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, and seating will be first come, first served.”

And there’s a fourth event of interest to practicing writers–albeit one that requires paid registration–that is taking place next week, at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn:
The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference
“The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers”
March 29-April 1, 2012

Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!