Sept 30 – Café y Conversación

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Join us for an evening of opened dialogue to discuss how to get your writing to the next level. Hear from speakers who run workshops, learn about writing residencies, self-publishing vs. publishing with a big press and meet & greet with other Dominican Writers!

So far on our panel of discussion:
Nelly Rosario author of ” Song of the Water Saints”
Peggy Robles-Alvarado author of “Conversations with my Skin”,& “Homage to the Warrior Women: Homenaje a las Guerreras”, among others.

Special performance:
Mariela Regalado (poet)
Fior Plasencia (poet)

Please RSVP here: http://www.dominicanwritersassociation.com/#!events/tdavg

Café y Conversación
Friday, September 30, 2016
7-9:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

September 28 – Poetry Reading “Anemochory” by Leah Silvieus

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Join us for an evening at Word Up Books to celebrate the release of Leah Silvieus’s chapbook Anemochory from Hyacinth Girl Press! The evening will also include readings by Hyacinth Girl Press authors Wren Hanks (Prophet Fever) and Lisa Marie Basile (war/lock). Poet Kate DeBolt will MC. Doors open at 7 p.m., and readings begin promptly at 7:30. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP at Eventbrite.

Leah Silvieus is the author of Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press). She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from The American Academy of Poets, Kundiman and VONA. Her work has appeared in Four Way Review, CURA, The Collagist, and Boxcar Poetry Review, among others. Her multimedia poetry projects have been featured at the O, Miami Poetry Festival, The Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, MO., and the Asian American Women Artists Association in San Francisco.

Wren Hanks is the author of Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press). A 2016 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow, their poetry and nonfiction appear in Arcadia, Gigantic Sequins, Bone Bouquet, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. They live in Brooklyn and are an Associate Editor for Sundress Publications.

Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet. She runs Luna Luna Magazine and Ingenue X (a blog dedicated to luminous living, creativity & beautiful things). She is also the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014) and a few chapbooks, including war/lock (Hyacinth Girl Press).

Poetry Reading “Anemochory” by Leah Silvieus
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

September 18 – Live Music: Cello Suites, Part II

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Washington Heights-based cellist Paul Wolfram performs the second part of his two-part concert series featuring the complete Suites for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach. Come experience these works up close in an intimate concert at Word Up. Free, all ages.
Program:
J.S. Bach, Suite for solo cello no. 1 in G major
J.S. Bach, Suite for solo cello no. 2 in d minor
J.S. Bach, Suite for solo cello no. 6 in D major

For Night Poetry Reading
Saturday, December 17, 2016
3-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

Sep 18 & Oct 2 – La Pluma Y La Tinta Writing Workshop

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Join us for a writing workshop geared toward AfroLatinos. Topics covered will include plot, character development, story structure, as well as
-using history in your fiction
-bilingual dialogue
-writing beyond the stereotype

La Pluma Y La Tinta Writing Workshop
Sundays, September 18 and October 2, 2016
12-3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

September 3 – Uptown Family Jam

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Uptown Family Jam is a new event for sharing real, quality live music in a relaxed family friendly space. Performers are invited to share a piece or two (10-15 minutes) – any genre of music is welcome as long as it’s appropriate for all ages. Solo or small groups encouraged. World-class professionals, aspiring performers and closet musical masterminds welcome. Singalongs or open jams are encouraged, but not required. This will be a listening but relaxed audience of all ages – dance or puppets or spoken word welcome. Hosted by Jon Braman (www.jonbraman.com) with neighborhood friends. Email sproutingdaisies@yahoo.com to get on the list!
Uptown Family Jam
Saturday, September 3, 2016
4-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032