February 24- Film Screening: 13th


The United States leads the world in incarceration. And the fuel that feeds the statistic is the mythology of black criminality. In this thought-provoking documentary, directed by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Film Screening: 13th
Friday, February 24, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 23 – C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español

C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español: *El libro de Frank* y *Pájaro del trueno*

Join Triana Editorial and the poets as we celebrate the release of the Spanish editions of C.A. Conrad’s *The Book of Frank* and Dorothea Lasky’s *Thunderbird.* Each poet will read from their original text while the translator of *The Book of Frank*, Jacob Steinberg, and Triana’s editorial director Alejandro Jorge will read from the corresponding Spanish versions. Copies of both books will be available, as well.

Triana Editorial lxs invita a festejar el lanzamiento de las traducciones españolas de* El libro de Frank* de C.A. Conrad y *Pájaro del trueno* de Dorothea Lasky. Los poetas leerán de los textos originales, y el traductor de *El libro de Frank*, Jacob Steinberg, y el editor jefe de Triana, Alejandro Jorge, leerán de los textos traducidos. También va a haber copias de los dos libros a la venta.

DOROTHEA LASKY is the author of four books of poetry, most recently *ROME* (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as *Thunderbird*, *Black Life*, *AWE*, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of *Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry* (McSweeney’s, 2013) and several chapbooks, including *Poetry is Not a Project* (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers, and lives in New York City.

C.A. CONRAD’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing In Line For Death and is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017). He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Object and Ucross. For his books, essays, and details on the documentary *The Book of Conrad* (Delinquent Films 2016), please visit http://CAConrad.blogspot.com/

C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 12 – QTC Board Games and Conversation

Come enjoy some games with the QTC at Word Up. Spend an afternoon with cards, monopoly, and more!

There will be refreshments!

Q & T community seeks to create an inclusive Queer and Trans community that regularly meets uptown. Our mission is to have a safe space where we can connect, share and learn.

QTC Board Games and Conversation
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 17 – Word in the Heights


This is a teen open mic for spoken word artists, singers, rap artists, and others who want to share their voices and talents. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music, by youth, for youth. Hosted by “Word in the Heights” alum Jilly Jillz. FREE.

Upcoming Word in the Heights dates:
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th
Word in the Heights: Teen Open Mic
Friday, February 17, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 12 – Jenny Nuñez: Pandero and Salve song workshop


Pandero and Salve song workshop with Jenny Nuñez of “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” directly from Mata Los Indios, Villa Mella Dominican Republic.  Jenny Nuñez is a distinguished Salve singer and she performs alongside her mother, Enerolisa Nuñez in “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” which has been recognized as Patrimony of the Arts by UNESCO.  Jenny is only here for a couple of weeks so now is the time to learn from her expertise a few pandero patterns and salve songs.  Please join us this Sunday February 12, 2017 from 3-5pm at word up bookstore.  We will have a few panderos available, but more is always welcome so if you own one please bring it with you!  $15, no one will be turned away.
Taller de Panderos y Canto con Jenny Nuñez del “Grupo de Salve Enerolisa” directamente desde Mata Los Indios, Villa Mella.  Jenny Nuñez es cantadora de Salves y pertenece al “Grupo de Salves Enerolisa” que esta bajo la direccion de su Madre Enerolisa Nuñez y ha sido reconocido como Patrimonio de las artes por UNESCO.  Jenny solo está aquí por estas semanas, ahora es la oportunidad de aprender un poco de la raíz directamente desde allá!  Vengan a tocar y cantar ritmos ancestrales y aprender algunos toques y cantos.  Este Domingo 12 de Febrero 3pm-5pm en Word Up Bookstore.  Habrán algunos panderos pero el/la que tenga su propio pandero por favor tráiganlo.
Jenny Nuñez: Pandero and Salve song workshop
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032