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April 28- NYC Book Launch with Julia Alvarez: “Afterlife”

Tickets: https://www.unitedpalace.org/product/julia-alvarez/

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria and United Palace of Cultural Arts present beloved Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez and her new book Afterlife—her first adult novel in nearly 15 years. Julia will read before being joined in conversation by an author to be announced and sign books afterward.

About Afterlife:
Antonia Vega, the writer at the center of Afterlife, has just retired from her job as an English professor when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. After her bighearted but unstable sister also disappears, Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves, but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, Afterlife asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our wider human family? How do we live in a world in need of repair without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those we have lost?

About the Author:
Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. She is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults. She has taught and mentored writers in schools and communities across America and, until her retirement in 2016, was a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, a Woman of the Year recognition by Latina magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library’s program “The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez.” In the Time of the Butterflies, with over one million copies in print, was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for its national Big Read program, and in 2013 President Obama awarded Alvarez the National Medal of Arts in recognition of her extraordinary storytelling.

This event is supported, in part, by the United Palace of Cultural Arts through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council Members Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodriguez, and Seven Stories Institute D.B.A. Word Up Community Bookshop through public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, and the Hesed Foundation.

NYC Book Launch with Julia Alvarez: “Afterlife”
Tuesday, April 29, 2020/Martes 29 de abril  de 2020
7-10 pm
 The United Palace
 4140 Broadway, Corner of 175th St.
New York NY 10033

25 de Mayo: Presentación de libro: *Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes*

Presentación de la antología de poesía Y soñábamos con pájaros volando por la poeta, novelista, traductora, y Associate Professor de Montclair State University Marta López Luaces, con Nuria Morgado, Associate Professor del College of Staten Island. El libro estará disponible a la venta.

Presentación de libro: Y soñábamos con pájaros volantes                                                                                                                                   Viernes, 25 de Mayo 2018                                                                                                                 6:30 –8:30pm                                                                                                                                                 Word Up Bookshop
2113 Avenida Amsterdam (con calle 165)
New York NY 10032 

 

May 24: Reading: May Made Me Author Mitch Abidor in conversation with Chris Hedges

The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution.

Fifty years later, MAY MADE ME offers eye-opening oral testimonies of the mass protests that shook France in May 1968, and have influenced European politics to this day.

 MITCHELL ABIDOR has translated texts from French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Esperanto for the Marxists Internet Archive and published many books, including Voices of the Paris Commune, Death to Bourgeois Society: The Propagandists of the Deed, and A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès.
CHRIS HEDGES is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books, including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003) and Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015). He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig in Los Angeles, run by Robert Scheer, and hosts a show, On Contact, on RT America. Books will be available for sale.

 

Reading: MAY MADE ME by Mitch Abirdor in conversation with Chris Hedges                                                                                                            Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York, NY

May 10: Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Word Up and the Fort Tryon Jewish Center present: Haifa: City of Steps Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan

Haifa: City of Steps is an intimate and revelatory journey through the author’s native city. With an expert hand, Gold leads her readers through Haifa during its heyday in the 1920s and ‘30s as an international port and cultural center all the way through the subsequent war and decline. She weaves together urban, architectural landmarks and Haifa’s mountainous topography with literary masterpieces to elucidate how a childhood landscape is imprinted in memory. Gold’s archival research left no stone unturned, and she has recovered amazing stories and connections long forgotten. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro lauded this work as “beautifully written and impeccably researched . . . a true contribution to the literature of cities.”

Nili Gold is Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Haifa, Israel, a graduate of Hebrew University. She got her M.A and PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and taught at Columbia University before settling at Penn. She authored two scholarly books on the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, one of which was a poetic biography of him entitled Yehuda Amichai: The Making of Israel’s National Poet (UPNE, 2008). This book as well as her recently published Haifa: City of Steps are soon to appear in Israel in Hebrew.

Pianist-composer Noam Sivan has performed in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Live improvisation features prominently in his solo piano recitals and his recorded albums Ambiro’s Journey and Chopin & Improvisations. Born and raised in Haifa, Israel, he is currently a faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. NoamSivanMusic.com

Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.

Book talk: HAIFA: CITY OF STEPS Author Nili Gold in conversation with Noam Sivan                                                                                                  Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York,

 

 

 

March 29: Conoce a Padre Solalinde, gran mexicano defensorde los migrantes

El padre Alejandro Solalinde (candidato al Nobel de la paz en 2017) es uno de los principales activistas defensores de los derechos migrantes en América Latina. Viene ahora a Nueva York a explicar la importancia del voto en nuestros países de origen (un nuevo derecho para muchos migrantes), la necesidad de unir a nuestra comunidad y de actuar por el cambio. Se dirigirá a un público latinoamericano (mexicano en particular) y a todos aquellos que se interesan por la situación de los migrantes. Su mensaje será de unidad, justicia y cambio social.

Father Alejandro Solalinde (2017 Nobel Prize nominee) is one of the most important activists defending the migrant population crossing Mexico. During his visit to NY he will explain the importance of voting (now that migrant in some countries have that right), of strengthening our sense of community and of acting for change. He will address the Latin American public (Mexicans in particular) and those interested in migration. His message is one of unity, justice and social change. www.migrantevota.org

Conoce Padre Solalinde
Jueves, 29 de marzo, 2018
4–5pm                                                                                                                            Word Up Bookshop
2113 Avenida Amsterdam (con calle 165)
New York NY 10032