The Queens College Evening Readings is one of the most prestigious literary events in New York City. Founded in 1976 by Queens College Professor Joseph Cuomo, the series features award-winning authors who visit our campus to do a reading and participate in a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience. During the last 40+ years we have featured: Arthur Miller, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Edward Albee, E.L Doctorow, Colum McCann, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri, John Cheever, Mona Simpson, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Jonathan Safran Foer, Junot Diaz, and Tom Wolfe, among many other prominent authors. The series takes place on select Tuesdays during the academic year at our beautiful LeFrak Concert Hall and is open to the college community and the general public.

Evening Readings 2018-2019 will highlight the complex art of music writing, from definitive biographies of beloved musical icons; to new findings related to the lives and careers of international artists; to fiction writing about rock bands in a future time. Join us to learn about the creative process of these award-winning authors and the fascinating musicians they wrote about.