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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 

 

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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,

 

 

 

April 28- Afrofuturism & The Emergence of Black Super-sheros

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day as we discuss Afrofuturism and the emergence of black super-sheros with the Monger Sisters, authors of a new sci-fi book series called “Nia’s Sick Sense.” Their story is about a young super-shero named Nia Kpelle from New York who has the gift to sense when other girls are being abused. Inheriting her gift from her ancestor Kanti of the Mano tribe of Liberia, Nia discovers truth about her family’s past while solving a present-day mystery as there’s an unknown rapist terrorizing young women on the streets of Stuyvesant Heights.

As we dive into the work of these sisters, we’ll also explore the depths of Afrofuturism and its significance in the pop culture with the current trends of identity (self-discovery through ancestry) and innovation.

With the debut of Marvel’s Black Panther in theaters earlier this year, Afrofuturism has become a hot topic. More African-inspired or black comics are coming into the limelight and introducing their protagonists. Many of the female characters in Black Panther also excited spectators leaving us to answer the question, “Where are our black super-sheros?”

For more information on “Nia’s Sick Sense,” visit www.kpelletales.com.
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Afrofuturism & The Emergence of Black Super-sheros
Saturday, April 28, 2018
3–4:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

April 27- Inside Assad’s Syria Film screening and discussion

Film showing and discussion of the Vice/HBO film: Inside Assad’s Syria – The Refugee Crisis and Beyond.
This documentary shows life inside Syria as it is under brutal dictatorship and war conditions. We will examine the causes of the refugee crisis and what we as part of the world community can do to help. Sponsored by: Syria Solidarity New York City

Inside Assad’s Syria film screening and discussion
Friday, April 27, 2018 
6:30-8:30 pm 
 Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032