Category Archives: Events

March 26 – Reading: Danielle Lazarin & Phillip Lopate

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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
3-5PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY

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
5:30-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

March 18 – Uptown Stories Readings

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Celebrate the young writers of Uptown Stories! Based in Washington Heights, Uptown Stories offers small-group, after-school writing workshops led by professional writers and master teachers. Students learn the craft of writing, engage their imaginations, practice giving and receiving constructive feedback, and join an exciting, supportive community. Learn more about Uptown Stories at www.uptownstories.org.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:30-1:30 – Creating Other Worlds
2:00-3:00 – Elements of Fiction

Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:00-2:00 – The Game of Poetry
2:30-3:30 – It’s Your Thing
4:00-5:00 – POW! Comics Drawing Gallery

Uptown Stories Readings
Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:30-3pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017
1-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY

March 12 – Poetry Reading: Images for Radical Politics

images-for-radical-politics-front-cover-webA reading with Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, Wren Hanks, Allyson Paty, J. Scott Brownlee, and Christina Olivares.

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of Images for Radical Politics, the Editor’s Pick in the 2015 Rescue Press Poetry Contest, which begins with an economic update and moves through scenes of labor, liberty, danger, and the dull-gorgeous ache of a capitalist existence; an existence spent negotiating one’s time and worth, one’s civic role, one’s money. She is also the author of the chapbooks midnight blue (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and Weekend Poems (dancing girl press, 2014), and is a member of the Localist collective. vanessajimenezgabb.com

Wren Hanks is a trans writer from Texas and the author of Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Ghost Skin (Porkbelly Press). His recent work appears in Best New Poets 2016, Gigantic Sequins, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. His third chapbook, gar child, is forthcoming in 2017 from Tree Light Books. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

Allyson Paty’s poems can be found in publications including the Boston Review, the Brooklyn Rail, the Literary Review, Tin House, and the PEN Poetry Series. She is, with Norah Maki, co-founding editor of Singing Saw Press and, with Emily Skillings, co-curator of the Earshot reading series. allysonpaty.tumblr.com

J. Scott Brownlee is a poet-of-place from rural Texas and the author of Requiem for Used Ignition Cap (Orison Books), as well as the chapbooks Highway or Belief (Button Poetry), Ascension (Texas Review Press), and On the Occasion of the Last Old Camp Meeting in Llano County (Tree Light Books). He is a core faculty member for Brooklyn Poets and a founding member of the Localists. Learn more at http://www.jscottbrownlee.com.

Christina Olivares is the author of No Map of the Earth Includes Stars (2015), winner of the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Book Prize, and of the chaplet Interrupt (2015), published by Belladonna* Collaborative. A chapbook is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2018. She is a CantoMundo Fellow and the recipient of two Jerome Foundation grants as well as an LMCC Workspace Residency. christinaolivares.com

 
Poetry Reading: Images For Radical Politics
Sunday, March 12, 2017
3-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

March 9 – Reading: Katy Bowman

mnBest-selling author and bio-mechanist Katy Bowman deepens her “you are how you move” message in her new book Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement. Bowman will present the key ideas in her new book—that we can improve our own health, and the health of our planet and our communities just by moving our own bodies more—and will answer questions and sign books.

Reading: Katy Bowman
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032