A Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Curated and hosted by QC professor and author Vanessa Perez-Rosario.

This series builds on the former Evening Readings program, which was founded in 1976 by Queens College Professor Joseph Cuomo and has featured award-winning authors on campus for readings and moderated discussion and Q&As with audiences. Past writers include 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.

This series will move back to in-person events in 2022-23 and will feature writers in conversation and readings with hosts from the QC literary community. Programs will include:

Crystal Hana Kim
September 20, 2022

Daphne Palasi Andreades
October 20, 2022

Manuel Muñoz
November 15, 2022

Previous programs of Off The Page have included:

Dolores Reyes & Julia Sanches
March 1, 2022

Maria Hinojosa
October 12, 2021

Nicole Dennis-Benn and Rajiv Mohabir
September 28, 2021

Julia Alvarez
April 20, 2021

Claudia Rankine
March 17, 2021

Cherrie Moraga
December 8, 2020

Maaza Mengiste & Kimiko Hahn
November 10, 2020