I'm Bill, the organizer. In that capacity I'd like to say "Welcome to Queens Literati!" We are a Queens (W and NW primarily)-based group covering fiction from 1985 to the present. Although we primarily do novels, we also do two short story collections a year and we have graphic novels. Although we always meet in Queens, our literary reach is worldwide with about half of our meetings covering U.S. writers and the other half reaching globally.
Please check out the "What We're About" post in the Discussion thread to see our guidelines.
We vary our meeting places to cover the vast array of food options in Queens, although we do have some favorites we go back to occasionally. When possible, we'll go to a place that has a cuisine that matches the book in some respect.
I welcome suggestions for both books to cover and places to meet.