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Poet Willie Perdomo to Headline 2010 Literary Arts Festival on April 29

Photo credit: Gabrielle Ramirez.

Poet Willie Perdomo will read from his work at City Tech’s Annual Literary Arts Festival, to be held in Klitgord Center Auditorium, Thursday, April 29, 2010, beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Willie Perdomo is the author Where a Nickel Costs a Dime and Smoking Lovely, which received a PEN America Beyond Margins Award. He has also been published in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Centro Journal. His children's book, Visiting Langston, received a Coretta Scott King Honor and his forthcoming young adult title, Clemente! will be published in May. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University and is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is co-founder/publisher of Cypher Books.

City Tech’s literary festival will also feature readings and performances by students and faculty. For more information, contact Festival Coordinator Professor Caroline Hellman at 718.260.4975 or

To see a Youtube video of Perdomo reading "How Beautiful We Really Are", Click Here.
For the Literary Arts Festival Poster, Click Here.


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