• Espresso 77 Jackson Heights (map)
  • 35-57 77th Street
  • Jackson Heights, NY, 11372
  • United States

Held on the first Tues­day of every month, September through June, First Tuesdays is a neighborhood reading series with a very hospitable open mic. Anyone who wants to read is welcome. Indeed, almost every month, someone gets up to read their work for the first time. Our featured readers have been among the finest writers in the area. So, if you have work you’d like to share, poetry or prose, or if you'd just like to get some literature into your life, please join us.


Featured author Sasha Parmasad, educator, visual artist, and award-winning writer, is the daughter of a Trinidadian historian-poet-songwriter and a lawyer who devoted many years of their lives to the struggle for social justice. Her novel, Ink and Sugar, placed third in the national First Words Literary Contest for South Asian American Writers (2003) and her poetry placed first in the annual Poetry International Competition (2008). Her collection of poems titled No Poem: A Divine Rising was published in 2015.