2008-11-26 / Features

Queens Library Hosts Urban Literature Authors

Urban fiction. Street literature. Gangster fiction. By any name, these wildly popular novels have legions of fans. The Queens Borough Public Library invites readers to meet some of the most popular authors on Urban Literature Author Day, Saturday, December 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Ave. at the corner of Beach 20th Street, Far Rockaway. Admission to all programs is free. As of November 21, authors who have confirmed include K'wan, Erick Gray, Mark Anthony, Anthony Whyte and Newcomer Julie Nin.

K'wan, a number one best-selling author, according to Essence, will also discuss his transition from troubled youth to one of the most powerful voices in contemporary fiction, motivational speaker and CEO of his own publishing company, on Monday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at the South Ozone Park branch of the Queens Library, 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, and on December 11 at the Rosedale branch, 144-20 243rd St., Rosedale.

The Queens Borough Public Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. The library serves a population of 2.2 million in the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. With a record 22.8 million items in circulation for Fiscal Year 2008, the library has the highest circulation of any public library system in the U.S. and one of the highest circulations in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library Web site at www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0700.

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