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March 23 – Uptown Stories Summer 2018 Anthology Publishing Party


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Come celebrate the publication of Uptown Stories’ 10th anthology from their Summer 2018 semester. Authors can pick up their free copies, sign autographs, and purchase previous volumes.

Featuring the work of:
Xavier Armas, Juliet Burke, Jenna Caron, Saul Chambers, Violet Chambers-Trubatch, Raphael Chang, Erin Chappman, Ryan Elloras , Evan Elstein, Max Fishman, Keon Gatheru, Solomon Gold, Leah Gomez, Izabell Hegedus, Otis Jennings-Graham, Alejandro Jimenez-Halperin, Penelope Kindred , Sophia Kindred, Luc LeCroy, Soomin Lee, Dylan Lopez, Che Mampilly, Zoe Markoe, Savannah McDonald-Satchell, Gabriella Medina, Elias Mesina , Kayla Miller, Emmie Mora, Sophia Noailles, David Nunez, Elixandra Ocasio, Serim Oh, Bonji Onuma, Yalissa Regalado, Sam Robinson, Amelie Santos-Oueslati, Ada Simon , Jonah Singer, Ludovica Stingone, Carmela Suozzi, Anna Tikhomirov, Georgy Tikhomirov, Isaac Tom, Oscar Trombley, Agatha Whitthorne, Lucy Zener

Ordering also available at

Uptown Stories Summer 2018 Anthology Publishing Party
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032


March 29 – Getting to Know Yourself for Better Sex & Relationships

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Join Nuyorican sexologist Yael Rosenstock, recent author of “An Introguide to a Sex Positive You: Lessons, Tales, and Tips” for an interactive discussion exploring sexual identity in all of its diversity. Sexual identity isn’t limited to the genders we date – it includes our dating styles, the roles we take in sexual encounters, what we like to do, and more! This conversation will invite you to think about those identities to help you identify what you could be seeking for your ideal sexual and/or romantic relationships.
Getting to Know Yourself for Better Sex & Relationships
Friday, March 29, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

March 21 & 22 – “Chula” Book Release



You’re all invited to the book release of “Chula” by Amanda Alcántara.

Unapologetic Caribbean palabreo. Storytelling desde mi. – Amanda Alcántara

“Chula” is an imaginative bilingual collection of intimate poems, short stories, memories and vignettes about the life of a Dominicana before and after moving to the United States. Dealing with childhood curiosities, struggles faced by women, identity, pleasures, heartache, and joy, this work is an exploration of self.

Amanda Alcántara will be reading excerpts from the book followed by a Q & A with Dominican Writers’ founder Angela Abreu.

This event is co-sponsored by Dominican Writers and Word Up Community Bookshop.

The book will be on sale during this evening for $14.99.

More about the author: Amanda Alcántara is a writer and journalist. “Chula” is her debut collection, which will be released in 2019. She has been published on Latino USA, Remezcla, Latino Voices and Black Voices on The Huffington Post, The Washington Post’s The Lily, BESE, and The San Francisco Chronicle. In May of 2017, Amanda obtained a Master of Arts from NYU in Latin American and Caribbean Studies where her thesis focused on the experience of women residing on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Amanda is also the Digital Media Editor at Futuro Media Group, working with NPR’s Latino USA and Latino Rebels. Amanda is also a Co-Founder and previous editor of La Galería Magazine. She has been published in the anthology Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, published by Red Sugarcane Press. She has a BA from Rutgers University. A map of the world turned upside down hangs on her wall.

The book cover art and design was done by Tania Guerra. The editorial team includes Isabelia Herrera and Jacqueline Jiménez Polanco. Event cover photo by Emmanuel Abreu.


“Chula” Book Release
Thursday and Friday, March 21&22

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

March 9 – Soldanela Rivera: View For Death


Soldanela Rivera presents her memoir, VIEW FOR DEATH. / Soldanela Rivera presenta su libro, PAISAJE PARA LA MUERTE.

Soldanela Rivera is an accomplished artist, publicist, producer, planner, implementer, writer, and podcast host. She serves as Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York and has worked in everything from community centers to historic concert halls with emerging and renowned figures from the fields of arts, entertainment, and education. Every Sunday since the summer of ‘16, she has published Notes From A Native Daughter, a raw-format-style audioblog—over 120 episodes—about arts, culture, and society within the Pan-American experience. In the winter of ‘18, she self-published her first book, View For Death, a short memoir dedicated to caregivers all over the world.


Soldanela Rivera: View For Death
Saturday, March 9

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

February 26 – No Name 25th Anniversary


Eric Vetter, co-founder of the No Name Comedy/Variety Show (“NYC’s Best Damn Comedy/Variety Show”), celebrates its 25-year anniversary with what else, a comedy/variety show: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00pm at Word Up. Free admission, donations welcome. For more “No Name” information, contact (347) 885-3466;

Known for bringing its multicultural mix of comedy, music and variety to alternative performance spaces throughout Manhattan, the anniversary show will feature some of NYC’s best performers, including No Name regulars: pundit / blogger and very funny lady Leighann Lord (“Real Women Do It Standing Up”), author / storyteller Michele Carlo (The Moth, “Fish Out Of Agua”), Dave Lester (SIRIUS XM), illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow) and Aladdin Ullah (Dishwasher Dreams), along with music guest Joanna Parson (WNYC Radio’s “The Next Big Thing”). And yes, as always, there’ll be chips and cheap door prizes for some lucky audience folk. Performers subject to change.

Vetter founded No Name in 1994 with fellow City College student Dawn J. Owens. The show began as a sketch comedy troupe called “The No Name Players,” which offered Vetter, Owens and fellow performers the opportunity to work out new material and play in a fun and supportive environment. From its inaugural shows at Restaurant Row’s “Don’t Tell Mama,” No Name has called some of Manhattan’s most well-known alternative venues home, including Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction, The Tank, and Otto’s Shrunken Head.

Read more about No Name here


No Name 25th Anniversary
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New YorkNY 10032