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September 5 – Book Launch: Dominicana by Angie Cruz

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

June 22 – Femmes of Color in Comix: Reading + Panel

**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

Buunni Coffee
4961 Broadway
New York, NY 10034