Monthly Archives: September 2013

Every Saturday: Story Time for Kids


We revived Saturday Story Time last weekend, with special guest Elizabeth Balaguer reading from her recent book The Secret of Smiling. Tomorrow we’ll be hosting the VIPs (Very Important Parents) from Literacy INC. Please join us this—and every—Saturday, 12–1pm, for Story Time!



Tonight: The Led Black Book Club featuring AJ Sidransky

The-Led-Black-Book-Club-Forgiving-Maximo-Rothman-AJ-SidranskyThe last Face Out reading of this month is hosted by Led Black of Uptown Collective, who’s held installments of the Led Black Book Club at Word Up since our first month in existence, and who’s helped us out in many other ways too. Led will be presenting AJ Sidransky, whose book Forgiving Máximo Rothman delves into the author’s own family history to tell a tale that stretches from Hitler’s Europe, to Trujillo’s Dominican Republic, to the former Soviet Union, to Washington Heights. Read more about the book at, and join us tonight!

Tutor Tuesdays


Students in grades 6 to 12: Need help with your homework? Stop by Word Up, where experienced, professional tutors are waiting to give you a hand! Join us every Tuesday, 5:00–7:00 PM for Tutor Tuesdays. Free.

Face Out series begins this Thursday w/ Miriam Mejía



Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is pleased to announce a new reading series, Face Out, presenting literary readings on (most) Thursdays. We are ecstatic to kick off the series on September 12, 7pm, with a reading by MIRIAM MEJÍA, founder of Casa Camila Verde, who will be reading new stories from Matices, published in the Dominican Republic. With a Q&A led by Jenny K Perdomo. This reading will be in Spanish.

En Word Up Librería Comunitaria, nos da un gran placer poder anunciar que una nueva serie de lecturas, Face Out, que presentará lecturas literarias (casi todos) los jueves. Nos place enormemente poder lanzar la serie este 12 de septiembre, 7pm, con una lectura por MIRIAM MEJÍA, fundador de Casa Verde Camila y autora de varios libros que incluyen Matices. Conversación conducida en español por Jenny K. Perdomo. Esta lectura será en español.

Urban Acrobatics: A Circus and Graffiti Spectacular


Join us on Thursday and Friday for two events in a series of workshops, discussions, and performances around the shared history and aesthetics of circus and graffiti art. Check out the flyer above for additional offsite events, including the final performance at Morris-Jumel Mansion on Sunday at 3pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Events at Word Up:

Thursday, September 5 // 6:00–9:00 PM

Back-to-Back Artist-to-Artist Workshops
Tagging Workshop led by E67 Fly I.D., Clark Fly I.D. // 6:00–7:20 PM
Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon // 7:40–9:00 PM

Friday, September 6 // 12:00–6:00 PM

Tagging Workshop led by TATU XMEN & GOONS // 12:15–1:45 PM
Circus Workshop led by Polly Solomon // 2:15–3:45 PM
Discussion & Improvisation time // 4:00–5:30 PM