Posted by: mollyscafeistanbul | February 28, 2011

march 2011 at molly’s cafe

As usual, we have a varied and exciting schedule for this month:


Sat. Mar. 5    4:30 pm    Poetry Reading: James Andrew and students. James, from the U.K. teaches at American Uskudar and this time he will read his own poems and his students will read theirs. Come and support the young poets!




Sat. Mar. 5    9 to 11 pm Yalcin Erturk plays saz and sings his own and traditional Turkish songs. Come for a relaxing evening. 10 lira for the music.




Wed. Mar. 9    7:00 pm Renowned American poet Richard Tillinghast and his daughter Julia Tillinghast-Akalin will read from their work. Tillinghast has published Six Mile Mountain and Selected Poems, among many other books of poetry and essays. In addition to her own poetry, Tillinghast-Akalin has been collaborating with Richard Tillinghast on Dirty August, a book of translations of the experimental Turkish poet Edip Cansever, published by Talisman Press. They are in town for only this week, so be sure to come.



Sat. Mar. 12   4:30 pm  Poetry Reading: The Robert College poets, aka Molly’s Tamales, will read from their collective works. These teachers include Jeff Baykal Rollins, Andy Laraia, and Jake Becker, among others. They read every few months, so be sure to catch this.




Thurs. Mar. 17    7:00 to 9:00 pm     St. Patrick’s Day dinner: Ah begorrah! We will be serving Irish stew, cabbage salad, Irish soda bread, and Irish Apple Cake. All for only 25 lira. Stop by for a little bit of blarney. Since it is stew, reservations are not required.





Sat. Mar. 19    4:30 pm   Poetry Reading: Ozlem Baro, a young Australian Turk, and Alev Ersan, a young Turk, will team up to read from their works.




Sat. Mar. 19    9 to 11 pm    Ivir Zivir will rock the cafe with their Balkan music. This group has been put together by Canadian Nicholas and includes both foreigners and Turks. 10 lira for the music.






Sat. Mar. 26    9 to 11 pm   Selin Sagbas and Ersoy Ada will entertain us once again with their renditions of oldies. If you missed their vocals, guitar, and violin, be sure to come this time! 10 lira for the music



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