Category Archives: Events

March 12- Word Up’s Census Kickoff Party // Fiesta de inicio del censo en Word Up

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March 12th marks the beginning of the census! Join the Word Up collective for this once-in-a-decade event at the Word Up Census Kickoff Party. We’ll celebrate with free food and drinks, performances, book giveaways, and more. Admission is proof that you filled out the census—OR you can fill it out at the bookshop when you arrive!

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Word Up’s Census Kickoff Party // Fiesta de inicio del censo en Word Up
Thursday, march 12, 2020/ Jueves, 12 de marzo de 2020
4-9 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

March 14 – THE POINT Book Launch @ Word Up

Join us for the book launch of Angel Hawkin’s debut YA novel “THE POINT.” The event will include a reading, book signing and selling copies of the novel.

THE POINT is a coming-of-age young adult fiction novel that follows Willoughs throughout his first year of college. Willoughs is quirky, and possibly one of the most sidetracked angsty youth who has a lot to say but then perhaps nothing at all. Willoughs is part of a band and decides he wants to try something new which ultimately leads him to meet Alice. Alice is a free-spirited, yet strong-willed coed with a clouded past that makes Willoughs start to open his eyes of there being more to life than the one he grew up in within Fernwood.

Angel I. Hawkins has always enjoyed writing since she was a very young child. Born in California and living in several states in between before settling down in New York City, her love for writing and reading never faltered. In fact, even when she initially studied pre-medical course work during her undergrad years, she also majored in English literature. After deciding that medicine was not the direction she wanted to pursue, she switched career tracks to education and now currently teaches English to her middle school students. She hopes to inspire her students and foster a love for literature as well as fulfill her aspirations of writing young adult novels and contemporary romances. She resides in New York City with her amazing husband and their two dog children, Hazelnut and Mocha.

THE POINT Book Launch @ Word Up
Saturday, march 14, 2020
3:30-5:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

March 11- Book Release: High Risk by Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky

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Join us as Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky, high-risk obstetrician and writer, reads from her new book “High Risk: Stories of Pregnancy, Birth, and the Unexpected.” Dr. Karkowsky will share her experiences working with underserved women, reproductive rights, and how medical institutions save us and fail us, all at the same time. Dr. Karkowsky will share compelling stories from her work and from her personal life, as well as reflections from more than a decade of working in the front lines of what she calls “the best and the worst day of a woman’s life”.

Book Release of High Risk by Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky            Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:30-8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

March 4-Documentales sociales: TÚ Y YO (2015, Dominican Republic)

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As part of its “Documentales sociales en las Américas/Social Documentaries in the Americas” series, Word Up presents a screening of TÚ Y YO (2015, República Dominicana/Dominican Republic, N. Cabral & O. Estrada, 86 min).
The Mrs., a widow, and Aridia, a young maid, live together in a house filled with orchids in the center of Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs. gardens, and when work is slow, they can share some gossip. Sometimes, the atmosphere gets tense before they can laugh again. Through an intimate portrait of two women, Tú y yo explores class, race, and the relationships that push against those categories. // La Señora, una viuda, y Aridia, una mucama, viven juntas en una casa llena de orquídeas en el centro de Santo Domingo. Aridia limpia, La Señora trabaja en el jardín, y a veces intercambian chismes. A veces, el ambiente se pone más tenso, pero de pronto se ríen de nuevo. A través de un retrato íntimo de dos mujeres, Tú y yo investiga los temas de clase, raza, y las relaciones que niegan esas categorías.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: Tú y yo (Dominican Republic, 2015)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020/Miércoles 4 de Marzo de 2020
6-8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

February 29- La Pluma Poetica: Encuentro de escritores y poetas

 

Pluma Poética organiza una reunión para poetas y escritores de relato corto con la finalidad de intercambiar ideas y organizar eventos públicos.

Pluma Poética hosts a meeting for poets and short story writers, with the aim of exchanging ideas and organizing public events.

La Pluma Poetica: Encuentro de escritores y poetas
Saturday, February 29, 2020/Sábado 29 de Febrero de 2020
1-3 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032