Monthly Archives: September 2011

100,000 Crazy Folks

Photos from last Saturday’s event!

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Photos by Art by Dj Boy

This weeks events! Sept 26-Oct 2, 2011

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | LUNES 26 de SEPTIEMBRE

7-8pm

Vanessa Hidary reads from her book The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | MARTES 27 de SEPTIEMBRE
7:30-9pm
No Name @ WORD UP, a series programmed and hosted by Eric Vetter
“No Name OPENS UP” (Heights/Inwood folks get their Words Up)
Host Eric Vetter is co-founder of long-running, LES-based, comedy/variety show No Name . . . & a Bag O’ Chips. The show is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback and shoot the breeze. Notable past guests include Christian Finnegan, Hannibal Buress, Tom Shillue, Jim Mendrinos, Marilyn Torres, Leighann Lord, Ophira Esienberg, and many, many more. In addition to the flagship “Bag O’ Chips” show, Vetter now oversees other No Name incarnations, including “No Name presents:The Uptown Caberet” (a singers’ workout show in Inwood), “No Name @ The Kilt” (a headliner comic showcase, also in Inwood), and “Jazz w/ A Touch of No Name” (a jazz-&-comedy show in Brooklyn). He is very proud to have No Name’s first full-fledged reading series here, uptown @ Word Up!


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | MIERCOLES 28 de SEPTIEMBRENoMAA logo
6:30-8pm
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance anuncia el ciclo de becas 2012 para artistas y organizaciones de arte/cultura en las comunidades de Washington Heights e Inwood. Esta beca es posible gracias al apoyo de la Fundación JPMorgan Chase y del Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. Tienen que reservar: (212) 568-4396 • info@nomaanyc.

Taller de orientación presentación en español


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | VIERNES 30 de SEPTIEMBRE

Open Mic Night!
6-7pm
Hip hop, rock, pop, poetry, instrumentals, anything to do with music and poetic sounds . . . come by and show off your talents! Dj Boy will DJ throughout the show .

Thank you!

Dear neighbors,

Good news: Word Up has been extended till the end of November!

Originally conceived of as a month-long “pop-up” shop, Word Up and its 100% volunteer-powered staff of local residents have sold and/or distributed thousands of books to individuals and organizations, hosted more than 200 performers on the shop’s stage through a rigorous events program, and provided neighbors with a regular, safe venue in which to gather, debate, and engage with others who live in the shop’s immediate environs, on the block, down the way, up the street, and around the corner.

Everyone who volunteers at Word Up would like to thank you for showing your support for the bookshop in all the ways that you have. With our extra time at 4157 Broadway, we hope to build on what we have started and to particularly expand our youth, senior, and Spanish-language programming. To improve our services, we could always use more volunteers! There are 55 and counting, and you can join in the effort by emailing volunteer [at] wordupbooks [dot] com.

Come join us today, Saturday, September 24, from 3 to 7pm, for a community open mic. Word Up is a venue for a massive global reading coordinated by 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Come read a poem, sing a song, unfurl a diatribe. Stand on the stage to show that it matters that we have it and want to hang onto it.

See you soon!!!

Love,
all of us at Word Up

This weekend’s events

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | SABADO 24 de SEPTIEMBRE
Reading with Miyoko Conley and Thaïs Miller
2-3pm
Miyoko Conley is a playwright and actor. Recent plays include Interchangeable Parts (Second Generation/2g), The Joke (Walking Fish Theatre; Winner of 2g’s Free Range festival), Real Optimized Boyfriend (The Tank), Seiza no Ai (Constellation Love) (Gallatin School of Individualized Study), and Stories of Eternal Light (Experimental Theatre Wing). She also collaborated on Hamlet Rave, a multimedia interpretation of Hamlet, and on Paper Wings, a shadow-puppet play. BFA, Theatre, NYU; MA, Playwriting and Japanese Popular Culture, NYU.

Raised in LA, Thaïs Miller studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop and received her MA in Creative Writing for Social Activism from NYU in May 2011 under the mentorship of E. L. Doctorow and Darin Strauss. Brown Paper Publishing released her feminist short story collection, The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories in 2009, as well as Our Machinery, her dystopian science fiction novel about two artists fighting against a government’s death machine, in 2008.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | DOMINGO 25 de SEPTIEMBRE
12:30-1:30pm
Melissa Jones, author of The Blueberry Bandit, presents her book and baila video for a fun kids session. There will be plush dolls of the main character of the book available for purchase! In The Blueberry Bandit, a boy moves into a town called Jaloonsville where his love for blueberries becomes big news. A bilingual (English and Spanish) program for ages 4-8.

2-4pm
Abe’s Peanut contributor Jacque Lynn Schiller will read her story “Special Delivery” and lead kids in a craft project that involves fishing line, postcards, and markers!

Abe’s Peanut combines loves for reading, art, and sending mail to create a whole new experience for kids. First of all, we hand address each postcard to your child. Second, though many of our children’s writers and illustrators publish professionally, their work for Abe’s Peanut is often entirely new, stories you won’t find any place else. Third, did you know that children in the US spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school? Abe’s Peanut gives kids something to look forward to that doesn’t come from the computer or the TV. Fourth, and finally, the creators are sisters who spent lots of time sending postcards as kids. We’re making mail magical again! And not just for kids: parents will get a kick out of these weekly deliveries, too. An annual subscription = 12 collaborations x 4 postcards each = 48 postcards. A program in English for ages 6-10.

5-8pm
Acoustapalooza!
Word Up keeps its doors open beyond closing time to host acoustic performances by Hugh Noble (UK), Giosafari, Human Hands, and Half Rational Animal.

http://myspace.com/hughjnoble

http://facebook.com/giosafari

http://facebook.com/pages/Human-Hands/211110565607832

http://facebook.com/halfrationalanimal

Event Photos! FIGURED

               This past Sunday,Word Up Books hosted FIGURED, an event featuring readings by Marina Hope Wilson, Matthew Ulland, Sara Jane Stoner, Christine Scanlon, Ellen Hagan, and Jenna Cardinale. With music by Sandra Rubio. Here are a few great photos of the event by Jenna Cardinale.

  More of Jenna’s photos from this event can be seen here!