Today: Word Up at the Little Red Lighthouse Festival

We’ll be here, with children’s book readings at our tent at 2:30pm.

We’re still here! We know we’ve been a quiet in the past month, but we’re still working away at finding a new, permanent space for Word Up community bookshop / librería comunitaria. We’ve looked at dozens of possible locations and more fully tracked down the leads that seem more viable than others. We’ve also caught up on some sleep after such an intense year, and are working on other foundational things to make sure that a future emergence is as opposite to a pop-up as possible.

In the meantime, we have provided books to neighborhood gatherings such as the Young Moms Conference and the Inwood Greenmarket, and we have trucked across borough borders for events like the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Today we’ll be at an uptown landmark in our own backyard, at the festival in honor of Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse. The 20th Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival is at Fort Washington Park today, from noon to 4pm. At 2:30pm, we’ll have children’s book authors reading at our tent. Come by!

Our readers:

Elizabeth Balaguer will read from her new book El Cuco / The Boogeyman. As an author and illustrator, Elizabeth has published several works, including Trucando, and Mi Carnaval / My Carnival. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Computer Information System, and is pursuing an MFA in Literature at the City College of New York.

Stalwart Word Up volunteer Robin Glasser will read from her forthcoming book Baboon Bob.

And Word Up volunteer Jen Leach will rep her recently published Not Now, Ollie! which will have all the dogs and dog owners in the park grinning.


One response to “Today: Word Up at the Little Red Lighthouse Festival

  1. Reblogged this on THE LITERARY MAN and commented:
    Best of luck to WORD UP as they look for a new uptown home!

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