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June 17: Celebrate 6 years of Word Up!

Celebrate 6 Years of Word Up!

Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria, celebrates 6 years of serving the Washington Heights/Inwood community with a full day of music, readings and spoken word performances, live painting, and more, outside and inside the bookshop.

Music by MC Maniphes, DJ Delaceiba, Ruben Gonzalez, NYC Brass Brothers, Living Room Sessions, & more!

Readings & spoken word co-programmed by Word at 4F, Uptown Stories, Power to the Parents/Baby Coffee, Literary Freedom Project, La Pluma y la Tinta, and Above the Bridge

& featuring Amanda Alcántara, Stacey Linden, Tiffany Kapri Johnson, Francis Mateo, Joey Brenneman, Armando Batista, Ron Kavanaugh, Raquel Penzo, Agatha Whitthorne, and Jane LeCroy!

Live painting by Feegz & Leslie Jimenez

Art workshops by Pennymadeit & Cindy Vasquez

Living History of 165th Street Story Circle & Mural Painting with Colectivo Amaranta

Loot bags with goodies courtesy of  Reach Out and Read & Morris-Jumel Mansion

After-party DJed by Dj Boy

Food & drink generously donated by El Galicia Restaurant, El Bacan, Coogan’s, 809 Sangria Bar and Grill, Jade House, Jade Garden, Chipotle, Luigi’s Pizza, & more!

It’s all going down on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue! See you there!

June 15-My Babies Frankenstein:An Installation

My babies Frakenstein

This interdisciplinary event has two components: the exhibition of the installation My babies Frankenstein, by artist Dolores Zorreguieta, and a discussion between the artist and Psychoanalyst Katie Gentile based on her book The Business of Being Made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture (Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures). The installation is compiled by nine life-size babies made entirely from different parts of recycled bottles with a light bulb attached to their bellybutton. This piece reexamines the traditional role of the woman as a “natural” procreating force and our desire to tailor our babies to enhance our sense of plenitude. The book, which features a photograph of one of these babies, is the first to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. Gentile and Zorreguieta will discuss both the installation and the book, and how their work impacted each other’s practice. A Q&A will be conducted at the end of their conversation.This interdisciplinary event has two components: the exhibition of the installation My babies Frankenstein, by artist Dolores Zorreguieta, and a discussion between the artist and Psychoanalyst Katie Gentile based on her book The Business of Being Made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture (Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures). The installation is compiled by nine life-size babies made entirely from different parts of recycled bottles with a light bulb attached to their bellybutton. This piece reexamines the traditional role of the woman as a “natural” procreating force and our desire to tailor our babies to enhance our sense of plenitude. The book, which features a photograph of one of these babies, is the first to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. Gentile and Zorreguieta will discuss both the installation and the book, and how their work impacted each other’s practice. A Q&A will be conducted at the end of their conversation.

My Babies Frankenstein:An Installation
Thursday, June 15, 2017
7–9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue. (at 165 St.)
New York NY 10032

 

Mayo 28-Círculo de lectura para adultos

Una reunión casual para sumergirse en el hábito de la lectura y la literatura en español a través de cuentos ilustrados, poemas, relatos y más. Moderada por Mariel Escalante, voluntaria de Word Up.

Círculo de lectura para adultos
Domingo 13 de Mayo, 2017
3:00–5:00pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 avenida Amsterdam (en la calle 165)
New York NY 10032

May 24-Power to the Parents: Community Support for Expecting and New Parents

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you have questions about birth or newborn care? Are you trying to figure out what kind of birth setting is best for you? Do you want to learn more about how to work together with your medical caregiver? Do you need help with breastfeeding? Do you want to try on some baby carriers or learn how to adjust your carrier to your body? Or do you just want to meet and hang out with other parents? Get the information you need and enjoy tea, cookies, and community with fellow parents and experienced perinatal professionals. Se habla espanol. Facilitators: Tiffany Kapri Johnson – postpartum doula, babywearing educator, and mother of two (with one on the way!). Esdras Santana – birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and mother of two. Koyuki Smith – birth doula, childbirth educator, babywearing educator, and mother of two. For more information: koyukismith@gmail.com

Power to the Parents: Community Support for Expecting and New Parents
Wednesday May 24, 2017
4–7pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113  Amsterdam avenue (at 165)
New York NY 10032

13 de Mayo – ¡Micrófono abierto! Open Mic en español!

 

¡Micrófono abierto! Lectura organizada por el MFA en Creación Literaria en Español de NYU y Word Up Community Bookshop. Traigan su ficción, slam, poesía, y no ficción en español para compartir sus voces, ideas, y camaradería.
¡Micrófono abierto! Open Mic en español!
Sabado 13 de May, 2017
3:30–5:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 avenida Amsterdam (en la calle 165)
New York NY 10032