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Special Events / March 2001

08 Opening Night: 17th Annual Word/Play Festival
at Medicine Show, 549 W 52nd St. Info: (212) 262-4216.

09 Opening Night: Baad! Ass Women's Festival
at Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, 841 Barretto St. Info: (718) 842-5223

11 Sun 2 Free. Gregory Corso: A Celebration
Angel Orensanz Foundation, Center for the Arts, 172 Norfolk St. (corner Stanton St) (212) 477-7137 / 780-0175

24 Sat/Sun 25 Free. 13th Annual Small Press Book Fair
Small Press Center, 20 W 44th St. Over 200 independent presses represented.
2001 Small Press Author of the Year is Edith Wharton. Lectures and materials on Wharton will be available. Other activities include bookmaking and craft demonstrations, authors' readings, a Reader's & Writer's Café: Bill Henderson / André Schiffrin. (

24 Sat Free All Day: Poets House
Grand Opening, Poetry Publication Showcase
Annual exhibit of 1,000+ new poetry books and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of poetry in print. The Showcase exhibit features all of the year's new poetry books from commercial, university and independent presses across the country.

24/25 Weekend 2:00-4:00 $10 Bookmobile Workshops at Bluestockings Women's Bookstore
Courtney Dailey and Ginger Brooks Takahashi lead workshops in buttonhole stitch binding (Saturday) and coptic stitch binding (Sunday).

25/26 Sun/Mon Editors Conference at the United Nations
led by David H. Lynn (Kenyon Review) and John Kinsella (Salt and Stand). Details to appear on

29 Thur 7:00 Free: United Nations
Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates and James Ragan
Culminates the "Dialogues Among Civilizations Through Poetry" project of some 200 venues worldwide. Reserve free seats at (Name, address and email required for security purposes.)

30 Fri -April 1 Sun All Day ($various) People's Poetry
The biannual event sponsored by City Lore and Poets House sets the pace for April's National Poetry Month with three days of readings, workshops, film, and music from 10 to 10 at various downtown venues.