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February 5 – Cortos Cubanos | Cuban Short Films

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CÓDIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS | COLOR CODE, MEMORIES (2015, Cuba, W.S. O’Reilly, 30 min)
¿GRANDES LIGAS? | MAJOR LEAGUES? (2008, Cuba, E.P. Zambrano, 27 min)

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With narration from two of the stars of the much more celebrated 1940s Cuban women’s baseball scene, Major Leagues? follows the Havana women’s baseball team as they prepare for Cuba’s only official women’s baseball tournament that takes place once a year. // Narrado por dos de las estrellas de la época mucho más celebrada de mujeres jugando al béisbol de los 1940, ¿Grandes Ligas? relata la historia del equipo femenino de Havana mientras se entrenan para el único torneo oficial para mujeres en Cuba que ocurre una vez al año.

Color Code, Memories explores racism through people’s memories of the Cuban city of Santiago. // Código Color, Memorias explora el racismo a través de las memorias del pueblo de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba.

Join us for the screening, discussion, popcorn, and refreshments. // Vengan para la proyección, una discusión, palomitas, y refrescos.

This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. / Este programa ha sido financiado en parte por Humanities New York con el apoyo del National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by/co-auspiciado por North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Documentales sociales: Cortos cubanos | Social Documentaries: Cuban Short Films
Wednesday, February 5, 2019
6-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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September 21 – Poetry Reading w/ Dante Di Stefano & Nkosi Nkululeko

Join poets Dante Di Stefano and Nkosi Nkululeko in conversation at Word Up Community Bookshop. Dante’s books will be available for sale.

Dante Di Stefano is the author of Ill Angels and Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared inAmerican Life in Poetry, Best American Poetry 2018, Poem-a-Day, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Along with María Isabel Álvarez, he co-edited the anthology Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America. He holds a PhD in English Literature from Binghamton University and is the poetry editor for the DIALOGIST. He teaches high school English in Endicott, NY and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Christina, their daughter, Luciana, and their dog, Sunny.

Nkosi Nkululeko, writer, chess instructor, and musician, is a 2017 Poets House fellow. His poetry can be found in Callaloo, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Offing, Ploughshares, Third Coast, and elsewhere. Nkosi is a recipient of the 2019 Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
fellowship, and is the winner of the 2018 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets. His poem “Skin Deep,” formerly published by The Adroit Journal, was selected for The Best American Poetry 2018 anthology (Scribner, 2018). Nkosi Nkululeko lives in Harlem, New York.

Poetry Reading w/ Dante Di Stefano and Nkosi Nkululeko
Saturday, September 21,
4-5:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

September 18 – Reading: The Chasers by Renato Rosaldo

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Renato Rosaldo’s new prose poetry collection shares his experiences and those of his group of twelve Mexican American Tucson High School friends known as the Chasers as they grew up, graduated, and fell out of touch. Derived from interviews with the Chasers and three other friends conducted after their fiftieth high school reunion, Rosaldo’s poems present a chorus of distinct voices and perspectives that convey the realities of Chicano life on the borderlands from the 1950s to the present.

The Chasers, by Renato Rosaldo
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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Agosto 17 – Lanzamiento y firma de libro con Paola Tejada/Book Reading and Signing with Paola Tejada

Conocer a la autora, Paola Tejada Bueno, mientras ella comparte su motivacional historia. Ella espera a te lleve a tomar mejores decisiones y sepas ser la semilla de grandes logros, metas y propósitos en tu diario vivir.
Paola tiene 21 años de edad y orgullosamente dominicana.  En esta autobiografía te compartio su historia, revelando sus secretos, alegrías, fracasos y dificultades que ha enfrentado hasta ahora, esperando que su historia te pueda motivar y cambiar la vida. Es el primer peldaño de éxito en su vida, ya que la educación no ocupa lugar en el cerebro y es la clave del éxito en la vida

Lanzamiento y firma de libro con Paola Tejada/Book Reading and Signing with Paola Tejada
Saturday August 17, 2019
3-5 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

August 16, 2019 6:30-8:30pm: Bacá: a book launch, reading, & live music/Bacá: puesta en circulación, lectura, música en vivo

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Author José Madera and illustrator Ivory Núñez Medrano will present their book, Bacá, with special guests reading excerpts accompanied by live drums and percussion.

Bacá is the first book born from the collaboration between writer, José Madera, and illustrator, Ivory Núñez Medrano. Using words and pictures, the book tells the story of the many changes experienced by a creature named Juan Latica.

El autor José Madera y el ilustrador Ivory Núñez Medrano presentarán su libro, Bacá, con invitados especiales leerán fragmentos acompañados de tambores y percusión en vivo.
Bacá es el primer libro nacido de la colaboración entre el autor, José Madera y el ilustrador, Ivory Núñez Medrano. Utilizando palabras e imágenes el libro cuenta la historia de todos los cambios experimentados por un ser llamado Juan Latica.

Bacá: a book launch, reading, & live music/Bacá: puesta en circulación, lectura, música en vivo
Friday August 16, 2019
6:30-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032