Category Archives: Workshop

January 26- Men to Health

This panel discussion, educational and inspirational in nature, will help participants learn about the intersection of mental health, masculinity, and culture. Panelists will share their experiences with emotional well-being, challenges due to culture and/or societal expectations, as well as resources that have been helpful. The event is open to all folks who would like to improve their own mental health or support that of a loved one.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/men-to-health-tickets-54752767000

Men to Health                                                                                                  Saturday, January 26, 2018
4:00-6:00 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

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January 19- Penning the Stars

Astrology has been around for hundreds of years, and it’s only now that many – especially writers – are tapping into it as an established wisdom to better create and write. Does astrology influence your writing style, routine and writing habits? How can you better tap into your writing strengths and weaknesses using astrology as a guide? Workshop attendees will learn more about their planet placements, such as Mercury, the Sun and Moon, and how these influence their writing and living flow. Attendees are encouraged to either bring a natal chart to the workshop, or contact the workshop organizers to provide them with one prior to the workshop.

 

Penning The Stars                                                                                      Saturday, January 19, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

18 de enero- Masculinidades prohibidas: los negros resistiendo en el Caribe colonial, siglo XVI.

Esta investigación histórica se concentra en relatar cómo a los negros, esclavos o libres en las islas del Caribe Español del siglo XVI, se les prohibió ejercer los ritos de la masculinidades de la época. A pesar de la oposición los negros practicaron esas masculinidades prohibidas, convirtiendo así el ser “hombre” en un acto de resistencia. Entre 1510 y 1581 la metrópoli legislaba, mientras los negros ejercían, transgredían y resistían.

Masculinidades prohibidas: los negros resistiendo en el Caribe colonial, siglo XVI.                                                                                                  viernes , 18 de enero, 2018
6:30-7:30 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

November 25- We the News Story Circle

Join We the News’s story circle and share your stories of migration, rituals, tradition, and race as an immigrant living in New York City. The stories shared will be documented and transcribed into zines in a traveling newsstand. Each participant will have a set time to share and listen as we co-create our own narratives.

Food and drinks will be provided. Interpretation can be available with advance notice; please email info@wordupbooks.com to request interpretation.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-news-story-circle-tickets-52409801126.

We the News is a newsstand that publishes and distributes immigrant-focused publications and products. It features zines that archive stories and conversations shared by Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans during a series of story circles in Brooklyn, New York. The project is a collaboration with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) with the support of The Laundromat Project.

 We the News Story Circle                                                                                         Sunday, November 25, 2018                                                                                 2:30- 4:30 pm                                                                                                                  Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032

November 17- Business of Art

Through this professional development workshop, artists of all genres and of all stages in their careers will learn important insights about the evolving business of art. In order to bring their art businesses to new levels, artists must develop new skills and knowledge or perfect them. If you’re not constantly learning and growing, then you’ll always be stuck in the same place. Learning new techniques or perfecting old ones is as important as understanding that the best professional practices are crucial if you want to make your living as an artist and be successful at it. You want to make educated decisions about your art practice.

During this professional development workshop, you can learn everything from developing your curriculum, maximizing the impact of your CV, Statement and Bio, the right strategies to base your artist’s career on and erasing some of the guesswork that comes from being an artist and entrepreneur, outlining various methods on building your brand and marketing strategies, knowing your worth : pricing for profit, time management, finance, tax tips and legal issues for creatives to protect their businesses and craft.
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This workshop is especially geared towards helping artists gain the resources and connections they need to be successful self-employed artists.

For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-art-tickets-51467971087

   Business of Art                                                                                                         Saturday, November 17, 2018                                                                                 1:30- 4:30 pm                                                                                                                  Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                             2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                  New York NY 10032