February 5 – Washington Heights Music Fest Open Mic

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Calling all writers, rappers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month—hosted by Jason Rosario, as all ages and persuasions gather to share, learn, and experience together.

Washington Heights Music Fest Open Mic
Friday, February 5, 2016
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

Feb 23-April 19 – Teen spoken word-writing program

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Calling all teens! Word Up has teamed up with Word at 4F—the traveling open mic and spoken word series—to create EXPRESSIONS, a teen writing and spoken word program. Sign up for nine weekly workshops led by veteran spoken word artist and poet Roya Marsh. After each session, teens will have the opportunity to perform their work in front of their peers and a general audience. At the program’s end, the teens’ work will be published in a book.

EXPRESSIONS: a teen writing and spoken word program
Ages 13–19
Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
February 23–April 19, 2016 (9 sessions)
Facilitated by Roya Marsh
Organized by Word at 4F & Word Up Community Bookshop
Sessions will take place at Word Up, 2113 Amsterdam Ave. (corner of 165th St.)
Questions? Email Wordat4FTeen@gmail.com

Register at https://wordupbooks.wordpress.com/teens

With support from Fractious Press, Citizens Committee of New York City, and Growth and Development Services, Inc.

Teen spoken word-writing program
Tuesdays 4:30–5:30pm
February 23–April 19, 2016 (9 sessions)
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

February 6 – Home at Word Up Launch Party


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Please join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, *Home at Word Up*, with a reading, sing-along, hot chocolate and other treats, and a discussion on the making of the book.

With the help of her aunt and some new friends, a little girl finds a place where she can tell her story. Produced entirely by the Word Up volunteer collective, *Home at Word Up: A Story of a Bookshop in Washington Heights* is a tale of finding and building community anywhere you live.

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Vénganse a celebrar el lanzamiento del libro bilingüe para niños, *En casa en Word Up*, con la colectividad de voluntarios que constituyen Word Up. Leeremos del libro en voz alta, cantaremos juntos, beberemos chocolate caliente, platicaremos el proceso de crear el libro, y más!

Gracias a la ayuda de su tía y algunas amistades nuevas, una niña encuentra un lugar donde puede contar su historia. Producido completamente por el colectivo de voluntarios de Word Up, *En casa en Word Up: Una historia de una librería en Washington Heights* relata el descubrimiento y la formación de una comunidad, donde sea que uno viva.

Home at Word Up Launch Party
Saturday, February 6, 2016
2pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

January 29 – Dominican Writers Association Magazine Launch

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Join us on January 29th as we celebrate the launch of an online magazine by Dominican Writers Association, a platform created to foster and support Dominican writers worldwide. the online magazine.

Meet and greet Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented: A Dominican boys odyssey from a homeless shelter to Ivy League. In addition network with some of the writers who contributed to the first issue.

The Dominican Writers Association provides content that not only promotes the works of Dominican writers, but also the tools necessary for their development, while at the same time encouraging dialogue and a network for inspiration within the community. We seek to erase the chains that have restrained the talent of Dominican writers in and outside of the country.

Our mission is to publish writers of Dominican descent in the genres of poetry, fiction, art, etc., from all parts of the world no matter their education level, social status, gender, and or religious beliefs. We aim to facilitate, encourage, and promote our writing, keeping in mind that as Dominicans we experience a diversity of dilemmas and opinions.

 

Artist Workshop on Grant Research & Proposal Writing
Saturday, November 14, 2016
1-3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

December 17 – Jazz in the Heightzz

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“Jazz in the Heightzz” presents jazz concerts at a growing number of well-known venues in Washington Heights, including many at Word Up.
A wonderful evening of Jazz, refreshments and books. No cover, donations
appreciated. More information on www.facebook.com/jazzintheheightzz

Jazz in the Heightzz
Thursday, December 17, 2015
7-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

December 16 – Uptown Stories Reading

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Celebrate the young writers of Uptown Stories! Based in Washington Heights, Uptown Stories offers small-group, after-school writing workshops led by professional writers and master teachers. Students learn the craft of writing, engage their imaginations, practice giving and receiving constructive feedback, and join an exciting, supportive community.

Uptown Stories Reading
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

December 6 – Generation Y – A Fusion of Words and Music

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Jonah Kruvant, author of The Last Book Ever Written, Valter Ulaj, writer and translator, Nathan Slote, trumpet player extraordinaire, and Cal Conde, writer of “cool” literature, join forces in a unique reading and musical performance.
Jonah from New Jersey, whose novel was published by PanAm Books in April 2015, will read from his book as part of his nationwide book tour. Valter from Albania, will read original poetry and prose. Nathan Slote, a trumpet player from Seattle, will join Jonah for a spoken work/musical piece to complete the event.Cal Conde of Puerto Rican decent will read original prose. East coast, west coast, Puerto Rico, and Europe join forces in a multicultural literary and musical performance.
Generation Y – A Fusion of Words and Music
Sunday, December 6, 2015
5-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY