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June 14- The Songs We Write: An Afternoon of Live Original Music

Come listen and enjoy original music! Featured performers are a mix of local songwriters, composers, and Song A Week members. Each artist will be performing music they have written. Trivia questions will be provided between acts – answer correctly and win a prize!

To learn more about the Song A Week project visit: www.songaweek.org

The Songs We Write: An Afternoon of Live Original Music
Sunday, June 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

June 6 – Ryan Schulte’s Notes on Water and Blood

Join us for a virtual launch of Ryan Schulte’s first nonfiction chapbook, “Notes on Water and Blood” (Greying Ghost Press, 2020). Bruce Springsteen, whose fan base includes a lot of cops, wrote a protest song called “41 Shots (American Skin)” about the murder of Amadou Diallo in 1999. When he and the E. Street Band played it at Madison Square Garden, people literally turned their backs to the stage.

Schulte uses “American Skin” to talk about his upbringing in Southeastern Nassau County and the use of protest art.

A reading from “NOWB” and some new work will be followed by Q&A and a digital reception.

ABOUT RYAN SHULTE
Ryan Schulte is a graduate of Macaulay Honors College @ CUNY Hunter College and a former volunteer at Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria. He is currently at work on a novel.

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Register in advance for this event:
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RYAN’S CHAPBOOK RELEASE !
Wednesday, June 6, 2020
5:30 PM
Zoom via Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

May 16 – Reading of Armando Batista’s RoaDMaN (with live music by Reza Salazar)

A live reading of Armando Batista’s new e-chapbook (with live music by Reza Salazar)
 
RoaDMaN shares poems about the beautiful struggle of being a diasporic Brown Man. It dives into family, ancestral trauma, house parties and even dystopic realities. 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2sqjMsEt1asKHMtFpW_PNGWxKtdIQn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A live reading of Armando Batista’s new e-chapbook (with live music by Reza Salazar)
Saturday, May 16, 2020
5-6 pm
Zoom via Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

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

RSVP

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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COMIDA GRATIS | REGALO DE LIBROS

ENTRADA GRATUITA CON PRUEBA DEL CENSO COMPLETADOS—¡O COMPLETE EL CENSO CON NOSOTROS!

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 1- Bring a Tote, Make a Tote, Take a Tote

Bring a Tote, Make a Tote, Take a Tote // Traiga una bolsa, Haga una bolsa, Tome una bolsa

Bring your extra tote bags that you can pass along to someone else, or learn how to make a new tote bag out of your old T-shirts and other fabrics, and/or take a tote that you can use now that plastic bags are banned in NYC! We’ll provide diagrams, thread and needles, and guidance. You bring your old T-shirts, fabrics, or other decor items.
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Traiga sus bolsas extras que pueda pasarle a alguien más, o aprenda como hacer una bolsa
nueva a partir de sus camisetas viejas, y/o tome una bolsa para usarlas ahora que se prohiba el
uso de las bolsas de plástico en la Ciudad de Nueva York. Les proporcionaremos diagramas, hilo y agujas, e instrucciones. Usted trae sus camisetas viejas, tela u otros artículos para decorarlas.

Bring a Tote, Make a Tote, Take a Tote
Sunday, March 1, 2020/Domingo 1 de Marzo de 2020
3-6 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032