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28 de Abril: Tres escritoras americanas – 7ma lectura

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Una + dos: tres escritoras americanas – 7ma lectura
One + dos: three American writers – 7th reading

¿De dónde somos y dónde estamos cuando escribimos? ¿Dónde, cuando nos leen? Nosotras estamos de paso o vivimos en español en la ciudad, escritoras americanas en Nueva York.

En esta séptima lectura del ciclo: dos argentinas y una española. O una narradora y dos poetas. Tres escritoras: Teresa Arijón*, María Mascheroni* y Marta Martínez*.

En las próximas lecturas se irá multiplicando la procedencia de las voces, las tensiones, los recorridos. Invitamos a escuchar, a leer, a discutir y a trazar mapas nuevos.

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Where are we from and where are we when we are writing? And when we are being read? We are just a few among so many people living in Spanish in this city, American writers in New York.

In this seventh reading: two Argentines and one Spaniard. One narrator and two poets. Three writers: Teresa Arijón, María Mascheroni and Marta Martínez.

In the upcoming readings the origin of the voices, the tensions, and the trajectories will multiply. We invite you to listen, read, discuss, and draw new maps.

Teresa Arijón es poeta, traductora, editora. Publicó siete libros de poemas, una obra de teatro, un experimento trágico, tres compendios compartidos, varias antologías —entre ellas la primera de poesía argentina y brasileña contemporánea bilingüe Puentes/Pontes—, algunos textos breves sobre arte y crónicas viajeras, más de 40 traducciones en formato libro y una teoría del cielo (biografemas de artistas y escritores latinoamericanos, con Arturo Carrera). Codirige, con Bárbara Belloc y Manuel Hermelo, el proyecto editorial pato-en-la-cara. Desde 2013 codirige la colección Nomadismos (pensamiento + ensayo de artistas latinoamericanos) con sede en Buenos Aires, Río de Janeiro y Cuenca (Ecuador). Codirige, con María Mascheroni, la colección .55.65., sobre poetas argentinos nacidos entre 1956 y 1965. Es la editora argentina de la red iberoamericana de poesía Palavbras Andantes.

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María Mascheroni nació en Buenos Aires en octubre de 1958.
Es poeta, editora, psicoanalista. Publicó los libros de poesía: La inevitable curva (1997); Impaciencia de la sed (2001); Jardín (2004), El cansancio de los hijos ( Segundo Premio Municipal, bienio 2010-2011); y Hierba sobre el mundo castigado. Colectivo poético involuntario (2017) trabajo de investigación y composición realizado junto a la poeta Teresa Arijón. Integra -desde su fundación en 2010- el Consejo editor de Hilos editora. Está al cuidado de la imagen editorial y el arte de tapa de los libros junto a Dolores Etchecopar. Codirige la Colección .55.65 con Teresa Arijón, que reúne antologías individuales de poetas argentinos nacidos entre 1955 y 1965, publicada por Hilos editora. Coordina los talleres de investigación, pensamiento y acción poética Martes intenso.

María Mascheroni was born in Buenos Aires in October 1958. She is a poet, editor, and psychoanalyst. She published the poetry books: La inevitable curva (1997); Impaciencia de la sed (2001); Jardín (2004), El cansancio de los hijos (Second Municipal Prize, Biennium 2010-2011); y Hierba sobre el mundo castigado. Colectivo poético involuntario (2017), work of investigation and composition done together with the poet Teresa Arijón. She integrates -since its foundation in 2010- the Editorial Board of Hilos editora, publishing house dedicated to poetry. She is in charge of the editorial image and cover art of the books of Hilos editora together with Dolores Etchecopar. She co-directs the Colección .55.65 with Teresa Arijón, which brings together individual anthologies of Argentine poets born between 1955 and 1965, published by Hilos editora. She created with other artists the poetic action collective El pez que habla, (2000-2001) a collective that set out to create a propitiatory and unrepeatable atmosphere for each poetic reading. She coordinates the workshops of investigation, thinking and poetic action Martes intenso.

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Marta Martínez es escritora y periodista. Nacida en Barcelona, España, actualmente reside en Nueva York. En su trabajo de no ficción, ha escrito sobre el conflicto armado y las negociaciones de paz en Colombia, la reintegración de niñas soldado en Uganda, el genocidio en Guatemala o la reconciliación en Sierra Leona y en Perú tras la guerra. Ahora está escribiendo su primera novela.

Marta Martinez is a writer and journalist originally from Barcelona, Spain, living in New York. In her non-fiction writing she has reported stories about Colombia’s conflict and peace negotiations, the reintegration of child soldiers in Uganda, the genocide trial in Guatemala, or reconciliation in post-conflict Sierra Leone and Peru. Marta is currently working on her first novel.


Tres escritoras americanas – 7ma lectura
Domingo, April 28 de Abril, 2019
8-8pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Avenida Amsterdam, @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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April 28 – Reading: White Powder Fences

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White Powder Fences is a coming-of-age story that follows Josefina from Colombia to Washington Heights to the suburbs as she grows up, falls in love and is forced to choose between family loyalty and her own future. Authors and sisters, Ingrid Duva and Betty McAleer, grew up in Washington Heights and are thrilled to be back in their beloved neighborhood to share their fictional story.
More information can be found at www.whitepowderfences.com

You can also purchase the book here
https://www.wordupbooks.com/book/9780998083735

White Powder Fences Author Reading and Signing
Sunday, April 28, 2019
4-5:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

April 27 – Write with JP Infante: Which Genre?

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Should you be telling your story as fiction, nonfiction, or poetry? What’s the difference? Does your writing style fit one form better than another?

In this workshop, we will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, examining the rules and expectations of each as defined by writers, the marketplace, and our experience as readers. This analysis will inform three short pieces we will write in class.

Final work product: Three short pieces, each in different forms.
At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to schedule a revision consultation with JP for a time outside this event.

Suggested donation: $10

John Paul “JP” Infante is a Dominican-American teacher and writer who hosts cultural events in New York City. He’s taught creative writing at Lehman College of CUNY and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School for General Studies. His fiction, nonfiction and poetry can be found in Kweli Journal, The Poetry Project, Uptown Collective, Dominican Writers, Hip-Not Magazine and Manhattan Times.  His writing has won many awards, including the prestigious PEN Faulkner Emergent Writer Award. JP lives in New York City, believes in horoscopes and spends too much time on Instagram. Follow him @infanteJP.

Write with JP Infante: Which Genre? 
Saturday, April 27, 2019
3-5 p.m.
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

April 20 – Book Talk and Performance: Why School Integration Works

Why School Integration Works: A Talk About School Integration

Please join the NYC Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation (nycASID) for a book talk with UC Berkeley professor Rucker Johnson, author of Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works. The talk will be preceded by a performance of Nothing About Us, a play about educational segregation, written and performed by New York City public school students from Epic Theatre Ensemble. Performers will also lead a talkback after their performance.
 
RSVP: bit.ly/RuckerJ (Registrants will be added to the nycASID mailing list.)
 
ABOUT THE PLAY, NOTHING ABOUT US:
“Nothing about us without us is for us.”
Commissioned by New York Appleseed, Nothing About Us is a rigorous, passionate, and hilarious exploration of educational segregation written and performed by those most affected and least consulted: NYC public high school students. What does separate but equal mean to us today? Transformation, empathy, and youth voice drive the conversation in this 30-minute touring play by Epic NEXT.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF CHILDREN OF THE DREAM:
Rucker C. Johnson—author of Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works (April 2019, Basic Books)—is an associate professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education, Johnson’s work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances.
 
Johnson was one of 35 scholars to receive the prestigious 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. His research has appeared in leading academic journals and in mainstream media outlets, and he has been invited to give policy briefings at the White House and on Capitol Hill. Johnson is committed to a scholarly agenda of fusing insights from multidisciplinary perspectives to improve our understanding of the causes, consequences, and remedies of inequality in this country. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan. At UC-Berkeley, where he has taught since 2004, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in applied econometrics and topical courses in race, poverty, and inequality.
 
You can preorder the book here:
Why School Integration Works
Saturday April 20, 2019
2–5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

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
https://www.wordupbooks.com/event/uptown-stories-summer-2018-anthology-publishing-party

Uptown Stories Summer 2018 Anthology Publishing Party
Saturday, March 23, 2019
3-4pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032