Sunday, June 21, 2020
RSVP on Instagram @queercollective_ or via the Uptown Queer Collective Facebook group
Join Uptown Queer Collective for a book club meeting of The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell. Members receive 15% off the book at WordUpBooks.com. RSVP via Instagram @queercollective_ or on the Uptown Queer Collective’s Facebook group.
Uptown Queer Collective
Rainbow Readers Book Club
Sunday, May 24, 2020
#DignidadLiteraria Town Hall: Writing Against the White Gaze, hosted by Dominican Writers Association (DWA), New York City Latina Writer’s Group (NYCLWG), and Word Up Community Bookshop Librería Comunitaria.
Authors, activists and communities from New York City will host a town hall as part of #DignidadLiteraria’s national call to action around the crisis in U.S. publishing exposed by the controversy and developments surrounding the publication of Jeanine Cummins’s novel, American Dirt. The actions come on the heels of the powerful community response that is challenging publishing giants like Oprah Winfrey, Flatiron Books, and other powerhouses of the U.S. publishing industry to be accountable for the dismal state of the industry’s commitment to Latinxs in the United States.
Participating in the town hall are panelists, leaders, writers, authors, readers, and members of the Dominican Writers Association and the NYC Latina Writers Group.
MAKE SURE TO RSVP AT https://withfriends.co/event/3862752/dignidadliteraria_town_hall
#DignidadLiteraria Town Hall: Writing Against the White Gaze
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
Join us to celebrate the launch of Angie Cruz’s new novel Domincana, the inaugural selection for Word Up’s new program Uptown Reads.
The book launch, co-organized with Dominican Writers Association, will take place at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th St.) and will feature a reading by author Angie Cruz, Angie will be introduced by Laura Gomez (Orange is the New Black), who will moderate a Q&A between Angie and actress Coral Peña, audiobook narrator of Dominicana. After the conversation, enjoy some of the food and music that inspired the novel.
Music by DJcensura, and wine and food by Chef Farys of Pop & Pour.
Book Launch: Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
530 West 166th St.
New York NY 10032
This September 2019, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is launching UPTOWN READS, a neighborhood-wide program that celebrates great literature and the community-wide reflection that can come of a shared reading experience. Dominicana by Angie Cruz is the inaugural selection. For more about the program, and to learn how your book club, school, or community group can join and get discounts on the book, visit WordUpBooks.com/UptownReads.