Monthly Archives: March 2013

Artist Talk/Family Day: Brother, Can You Spare a Stack

We will also be popping up at this event today


Artist Talk/Family Day: Brother, Can You Spare a Stack

Saturday, March 30th , 2pm
The Word Up Collective, Micki Watanabe Spiller

28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001


1er Encuentro de Mujeres Latinas en Nueva York: Profundizando Nuestro Ser Mujer


We will be one of the sponsors this event today at 10amuntil 5pm

Vamos a estar en este encuantro hoy a las 10am hasta las 5pm

501 West 165th Street, New York, NY

Register Here

“Es con mucho entusiasmo que Las Mariposas Urbanas y Casa Verde Camila te damos la bienvenida a la página web del Encuentro de Mujeres Latinas en Nueva York.  A través de este  Encuentro estamos dando seguimiento a años de participación en movimientos comprometidos al avance de la agenda feminista, dentro y fuera, de los Estados Unidos.

Con el espacio del Encuentro pretendemos crear una plataforma donde las mujeres Latinas podamos encontrarnos con la intención de entablar conversaciones, construir enlaces  y seguir tejiendo expresiones creativas que den  luz  y apoyen acciones transformadoras en nuestras comunidades en la ciudad de Nueva York. Nuestra visión es la de una sociedad libre del patriarcado, donde las niñas y mujeres -como los hombres también-  puedan desarrollarse en todos los ámbitos: social, económico, político y espiritual.
Así que, desde aquí y ahora ¡comenzamos a calentar  los motores! Por medio de esta página web estaremos compartiendo información, memorias y ensayos que nos motivaran a la participación en el Encuentro.
Por favor comparte esta página con tus contactos y  no dejes de registrarte. La conferencia es gratuita, sin embargo, agradecemos cualquier donación que quieras hacer para cubrir ayudarnos a cubrir los gastos para materiales, refrigerios e imprenta.
Esperamos contar con tu presencia en este Encuentro. “


Time Out New York mentions us!


In the latest issue of Time Out NY, 50 reasons why NYC is the greatest city in the world, Word Up is mentioned as part of reason #27! That reason is “Because the city is in the throes of an independent-bookstore renaissance.” We are so excited to have us mentioned along with other amazing bookstores like Bureau of General Services–Queer Division, powerHouse Arena , WORD, Greenlight Bookstore, McNally Jackson, Housing Works and BookCourt.


There is also a new article about us on DNAINFO entitled Word Up Book Shop Hopes to Reopen before the End of Spring. Check that out here.

Reminder: This Sunday we will be at a live reading by Jerome Rothenberg at NoMAA (178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor) at 2pm. Come on by and say hi, enjoy a live reading, buy some books, and best of all it’s free!  (rsvp here


How I Became Latina: Raquel Cepeda on March 13

image001What does it mean to be Latina? Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda ponders this question in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, her refreshing and honest exploration or race and identity in a rapidly changing America.

Please join NoMAA and Word Up Community Bookshop at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway bet. 165 and 166 streets) on Wednesday, March 13, 6:30–8:30pm, for a conversation between writer Raquel Cepeda and New York Times writer Mireya Navarro. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Free admission, though RSVP is requested at

Jerome Rothenberg in Washington Heights


On March 17th, Jerome Rothenberg will be live in Washington Heights and Word Up will be popping up once again to bring you great books from local authors and more. Come on by at 2pm at 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor (corner of 189th).

Here is the info for this event.

“On a rare visit from the West Coast, poetry legend Jerome Rothenberg will be reading at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Gallery on Sunday, March 17th at 2pm.

Author of over a hundred books of poetry, translations, and anthologies, Rothenberg is known for his ground-breaking contributions to global cultural movements, and engagement with ancient and contemporary Jewish poetry, tribal poetics, American Indian culture, Dadaism, and more.

Click here for a full biography from the American Academy of Poets:

The reading will be followed by a reception and discussion facilitated by Northern Manhattan poet and performer Jake Marmer. Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Dorot Foundation, Fort Tryon Jewish Center, Word Up, and NoMAA.

The reading is free but seating is limited – please RSVP with”