Special Events:
New York

Sunday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. $20
Ninety-Second 92nd St Y [See Series Reviews, February 2001 issue. Ed.]
1395 Lexington Ave
(212) 415-5500 (http://www.92ndStY.org)
Roger Rosenblatt & Friends: Writers of Substance (Series)
With Alice McDermott, Frank McCourt, Jhumpa Lahiri & George Plimpton. Essayist Roger Rosenblatt hosts a new series of parlor discussions about the craft of writing. At this session (topic: youth and age), his guests are: Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulitzer Prize, Interpreter of Maladies); Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes and 'Tis); Alice McDermott, National Book Award recipient (The Bigamist's Daughter and Charming Billy); and George Plimpton, editor of The Paris Review. Organized in cooperation with the Southampton College Writing Program.

Friday, February 9, 10:30 p.m. $7
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church [See Series on Series, December 2000 issue. Ed.]
131 E 10th St (2nd Ave)
(212) 674-0910 (poproj@artomatic.com)
Director: Ed Friedman
Program Coordinator: Tracy Blackmer
What Will I Say Next? A Night of Improvisational Poetry
Jen Abrams, Matthew Courtney, and others perform improvisational poetry. Followed by audience competition for best improvisational poem.

Sunday, February 11, 7 p.m. $10 RSVP
Fourteenth 14th Street Y
344 E 14th St (1st Ave)
(212) 780-0800 x 255
Poet-in-Residence: Veronica Golos
Benefit for The NYC Poetry Calendar
A portion of proceeds from the sale of books and CD's go to the PoCal.
Hosts: Angelo Verga (Cornelia Street Café), Steve Cannon (A Gathering of the Tribes) and Veronica Golos
Features: Hettie Jones, Patricia Smith, Hal Sirowitz, Willie Perdomo, Guy Le Charles, Lynn Procope, Alix Olson, Veronica Golos, Angelo Verga, and others. Music by Rhythms of Aqua.

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. $7
Makor [See Series Review, January 2001 issue. Ed.]
35 W 67th St (across from Lincoln Center)
(212) 601-1037
Eve Grubin, Poetry Series Curator (eve.grubin@makor.org)
Poetry & Mentorship Series:
Richard Howard and Lucie Brock-Broido
Seating limited. Advance sales: (212) 601-1000
Series info: www.makor.org/poetry.html

Friday, February 23, 7:00 to Sunrise
HAC's Sleep-a-Thon in the Park
For the fifth consecutive northern winter, over 100 citizens, church parishioners, and the odd government official, will spend the night out in a park near the State House to raise money for "Our House," the SRO operated by the HAC for homeless chronic alcoholics in Albany (NY). Last year's event raised $10,000. Contact poet/photographer Dan Wilcox for details on how to sponsor or on where to stretch out yourself. (wilcox23@juno.com) Checks can also be sent directly to Homeless Action Committee at 393 North Pearl Street, Albany NY 12207.