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7/12, 8/9, 9/13: Free the Arts Jam

Free The Arts Jam
Come connect with community to share in an artistic and mutual healing peer support space, towards liberation and freedom. Freedom to bring in and share whatever material, in whatever medium, freedom to make mistakes, freedom to be your unique whole self and collaborate with like minds. We move our bodies, we sing, chant, make music, we share and write poetry, we tell our stories in a multitude of way towards understanding, skill sharing, playing, co-creating and supporting each other. If you deal with mental health issues, or what society has labelled “mental illness”, or what has also been reclaimed as “madness”, or invisible disabilities, or “Neurodivergence” – having a brain that functions in ways that diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal”, than this is a healing justice space is for you! This event is open to all ages, bodies, and minds, though we are centering the needs of Black and Brown, Trans and Queer, Neurodivergent / Mad folks. You can learn more about Free The Arts Fest at freetheartsfestival.com or by emailing freetheartsfestival@gmail.com.
$5-$10 suggested donation; no one will be turned away.
Free the Arts Jam
Second Thursdays: July 12, August 9, September 13, 2018
6:30–8:30pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

 

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March 9 – Reading: Katy Bowman

mnBest-selling author and bio-mechanist Katy Bowman deepens her “you are how you move” message in her new book Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement. Bowman will present the key ideas in her new book—that we can improve our own health, and the health of our planet and our communities just by moving our own bodies more—and will answer questions and sign books.

Reading: Katy Bowman
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7-9pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

March 4 – ¡Open Mic en español!

 

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¡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.
¡Open Mic en español!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
4-6pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

 

February 23 – C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español

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C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español: *El libro de Frank* y *Pájaro del trueno*

Join Triana Editorial and the poets as we celebrate the release of the Spanish editions of C.A. Conrad’s *The Book of Frank* and Dorothea Lasky’s *Thunderbird.* Each poet will read from their original text while the translator of *The Book of Frank*, Jacob Steinberg, and Triana’s editorial director Alejandro Jorge will read from the corresponding Spanish versions. Copies of both books will be available, as well.

Triana Editorial lxs invita a festejar el lanzamiento de las traducciones españolas de* El libro de Frank* de C.A. Conrad y *Pájaro del trueno* de Dorothea Lasky. Los poetas leerán de los textos originales, y el traductor de *El libro de Frank*, Jacob Steinberg, y el editor jefe de Triana, Alejandro Jorge, leerán de los textos traducidos. También va a haber copias de los dos libros a la venta.

DOROTHEA LASKY is the author of four books of poetry, most recently *ROME* (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as *Thunderbird*, *Black Life*, *AWE*, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of *Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry* (McSweeney’s, 2013) and several chapbooks, including *Poetry is Not a Project* (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers, and lives in New York City.

C.A. CONRAD’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing In Line For Death and is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017). He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Object and Ucross. For his books, essays, and details on the documentary *The Book of Conrad* (Delinquent Films 2016), please visit http://CAConrad.blogspot.com/

C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky en español
Thursday, February 23, 2017
8-10pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032

February 12 – QTC Board Games and Conversation

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Come enjoy some games with the QTC at Word Up. Spend an afternoon with cards, monopoly, and more!

There will be refreshments!

Q & T community seeks to create an inclusive Queer and Trans community that regularly meets uptown. Our mission is to have a safe space where we can connect, share and learn.

QTC Board Games and Conversation
Sunday, February 12, 2017
12-3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY 10032