Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 31 – Warrior Queen’s Women’s Open Mic

wqiwttewIn honor of Women’s History Month, Warrior Queen Initiative will be hosting a women’s open mic that will feature all female and gender nonconforming performers. All audience members welcome to enjoy the poetry, music and perhaps some comedy.

Warrior Queen’s Women’s Open Mic
Friday, March 31, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032


29 de Abril – Taller: “El cuerpo está acá, pero el corazón allá”

Un taller que busca compartir la experiencia del cruce, de quienes dejamos nuestros países y venimos a Nueva York. En este viaje, hemos aprendido a disfrutar lo nuevo, pero también sentimos harta nostalgia. Dirigido a toda persona que quiera contar su historia de viaje (no se necesita saber escribir ni leer). A cargo de Nadia Villafuerte.

Nadia Villafuerte es narradora mexicana y autora de los libros Barcos en Houston, *¿Te gusta el látex, cielo?* y *Por el lado salvaje.* Ha sido becaria del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes y de la Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas y fue seleccionada para formar parte de la antología *México 20, New Voices, Old Traditions* (Pushkin Press, 2015), y *Palabras mayores, nueva narrativa mexicana* (Malpaso Ediciones, 2015). Le gusta la soul food y vive en Harlem.

Taller: “El cuerpo está acá, pero el corazón allá”
Sábado, 29 de Abril, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (esquina calle 165)
New York NY 10032

March 26 – Reading: Danielle Lazarin & Phillip Lopate


A reading of recent work from current and former Washington Heights residents and writers Danielle Lazarin and Phillip Lopate.

DANIELLE LAZARIN’S debut short story collection, BACK TALK, is forthcoming from Penguin Books in 2018. Her fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Glimmer Train, Boston Review, and elsewhere. She’s a 2015 NYFA fellow in fiction and the recipient of multiple individual artists grants from NoMAA. She lives in her native New York, where she is at work on a novel.

PHILLIP LOPATE has written three personal essay collections; two novels, three poetry collections; and more works of criticism. Recent publications include Portrait Inside My Head (personal essays), To Show and to Tell: the Craft of Literary Nonfiction, and A Mother’s Tale (2017). He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NYPL Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship, two NEA grants, and two NYFA grants. After working with children for twelve years as a writer in schools, he taught creative writing and literature at Fordham, Cooper Union, University of Houston, Hofstra University, New York University and Bennington College. He is the director of the nonfiction graduate program at Columbia University, where he also teaches writing.

Reading: Danielle Lazarin & Phillip Lopate
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY

March 22 – Rebel Films Presents: Waltz with Bashir (2009)

*Waltz with Bashir* is an award winning animated documentary drama about the 1982 extermination of hundreds of Palestinian civilians at Sabra and Chatila in Lebanon. The brutal massacre was conducted by the Christian fascist “Falange,” with the aid of Israeli troops. The story of the genocide is told through the eyes of Israeli soldiers, one of whom is the director. Their tortured dreams make this a truly unique and powerful film. Actual footage taken in the aftermath of the slaughter further dramatizes the horror. This film was released as Israeli attacks on Gaza resumed in 2009, generating praise for the film but also criticism from the Right and the Left. Join us as we watch and then discuss the powerful *Waltz with Bashir.* For information: Socialist Action –
Rebel Films Presents: Waltz with Bashir (2009)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (Corner of 165 st)
New York NY 10032

March 24 – Book Launch: Relle the Poet

relle-booksigning-flyerRelle the Poet is touring NYC in celebration of the release of her very first book, and she invites all the artists of the Washington Heights community and beyond to join her. This event will feature a reading from Relle’s IN DISARRAY, a collection of poems, short stories, and letters. The night will also feature a one-hour open mic segment. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Book Launch: Relle the Poet
Friday, March 24, 2017
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032