Join Uptown Stories for the culmination of a season of writing workshops with uptown youth aged 8–14. See uptownstories.org for more information.
Saturday, June 29:
11:00 AM – Beasts and Battles
12:15 – POW! Drawing Comics
1:30 – It’s Your Thing
Sunday, June 30
12:00 PM – Art of Poetry
1:15 – Girls Rising
2:30 – Elements of Fiction
Uptown Stories Readings
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 11am–2:30pm
& Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 12–4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
Dar a conocer a La Pereza Ediciones, www.lapereza.net a nuevos escritores y lectores y lanzar dos libros en inglés publicado por nuestro sello Lazy
Firma de libros y presentacción de la colección Lazy
Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Glory Edim founded Well-Read Black Girl as a book club exclusively for Black women, with the aim to amplify the voices of Black writers and celebrate their achievements in the literary world. Join a new chapter at Word Up, and read our first June/July pick: Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High. Moderated by Memphis Washington. Buy the book at the shop, or online at wordupbooks.com.
Be prepared to talk about the first half of the book. Come ready to share your thoughts, ask questions together, and discuss a wonderful new book by Afro-Dominican author Elizabeth Acevedo.
About the Book:
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
About the Author:
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times best selling author. She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience.
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Sunday, June 23, 2019
New York, NY 10034
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librerîa Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
**N.B. This event is taking place at Buunni Coffee Inwood, 4961 Broadway bet. 207th and Isham sts.**
Join us for a comix reading with 4 stellar femmes who are artists of color, followed by a panel on their work, process, and thoughts on the book industry and comix community. Moderated by Stephanie Rodriguez and featuring Kat Fajardo, Robyn Smith, Kelly Fernandez, and Sharon Lee de la Cruz. Suggested donation: $5.
This program is organized by Word Up Community Bookshop in collaboration with Steph Guez, and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Femmes of Color in Comics: Reading + Panel
Saturday, June 22, 2019
New York, NY 10034