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

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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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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

February 5-MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic: Book Reading and Kid’s Nutrition Education Session

Shanon Morris is the debut author of MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic, a colorful story that makes nutrition education fun for children. As a Registered Dietitian, Shanon has been working with communities from children to senior citizens for the last decade with the goal of making nutrition education relatable, accessible and enjoyable for all. Today, she holds the position as the Senior Director of Community Impact at the American Heart Association. Shanon will conduction a short interactive nutrition education session with kids, read MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic and do a book signing after the reading.

For children 5-9 years old.

MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic: Book Reading and Kid’s Nutrition Education Session
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
3-5pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

Sept 8 – Oct 27 – Creating Comics Rooted in Activism & Personal Experience

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We all carry stories around with us, stories we want—no, need—other people to hear. Because they can be made by one person, without expensive equipment or advanced skills, zines, comics and graphic novels have a long history of being a fertile venue for frank, revelatory storytelling. They have also been made and used by activists for decades. In this class, we will take a look at the history of nonfiction stories in comics, and create our short, nonfiction comic from scratch. Please come to class with ideas for a personal story—either a personal narrative you would like to capture in comics form, or a cause you would like to discuss in comics form.

This class is open to folx aged 14 and up. There is a $75 fee for this eight session class, payable at the first session. Scholarships are available.

Please sign up at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-i-would-tell-a-million-times-nonfiction-comics-class-with-ellen-lindner-tickets-57335603333?aff=affiliate1.

Ellen Lindner is the author of two graphic novels, Undertow and The Black Feather Falls. She is also the editor of The Strumpet, a collection of comics by artists who identify as women. Her activist art is in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, and she has contributed fictional and nonfictional short stories to many anthologies. Based in Upper Manhattan, she is currently working on The Cranklet’s Chronicle, a collection of stories about women and baseball. You can check out her work at littlewhitebird.com or on Instagram @ellenlindna.

This class will be taught in English but all class materials will be available in English and Spanish.

“Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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Título de clase: “Crear cómics arraigados en el activismo y la experiencia personal”
Instructora: Ellen Lindner
Todos llevamos historias a nuestro alrededor: historias que queremos—¡no, necesitamos!—otras personas para escuchar. Debido a que pueden ser hechas por una sola persona, sin equipo costoso o habilidades avanzadas, los zines, historietas y novelas gráficas tienen una larga historia de ser un lugar fértil para contar historias francas y reveladoras. También han sido fabricadas y utilizadas por activistas durante décadas. En esta clase, echaremos un vistazo a la historia de las historias no ficticias en cómics, y crearemos nuestro cómic corto de no ficción desde cero. Por favor, vengan a clase con ideas para una historia personal—o una narrativa personal que te gustaría capturar en forma de comics, o una causa que te gustaría discutir en forma de comics.

Esta clase está abierta a todo gente a partir de los 14 años. Hay una cuota de $75 por esta clase de ocho sesiones, pagadera en la primera sesión, que incluye una donación a Word Up Community Bookshop. Hay becas disponibles.

Sobre la instructora:
Ellen Lindner es autora de dos novelas gráficas, Undertow y The Black Feather Falls. También es la editora de The Strumpet, una colección de cómics de artistas que se identifican como mujeres. Su arte activista está en la colección del Museo Smithsonian, y ha contribuido con cuentos cortos ficticios y no ficticios en muchas antologías. Basada en el Alto Manhattan, actualmente está trabajando en una colección de historias de no ficción sobre mujeres y béisbol. Pueden ver su trabajo en littlewhitebird.com o en Instagram @ellenlindna.

Creating Comics Rooted in Activism & Personal Experience
Weekly on Sunday, September 8 – October 27
, 2019 (Except Sept 15)

1–3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10032 

March 3–April 28: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism & Personal Experience

We all carry stories around with us, stories we want—no, need—other people to hear. Because they can be made by one person, without expensive equipment or advanced skills, zines, comics and graphic novels have a long history of being a fertile venue for frank, revelatory storytelling. They have also been made and used by activists for decades. In this class, we will take a look at the history of nonfiction stories in comics, and create our short, nonfiction comic from scratch. Please come to class with ideas for a personal story—either a personal narrative you would like to capture in comics form, or a cause you would like to discuss in comics form.

This class is open to folx aged 14 and up. There is a $75 fee for this eight session class, payable at the first session. Scholarships are available.

Please sign up at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-i-would-tell-a-million-times-nonfiction-comics-class-with-ellen-lindner-tickets-57335603333?aff=affiliate1.

Ellen Lindner is the author of two graphic novels, Undertow and The Black Feather Falls. She is also the editor of The Strumpet, a collection of comics by artists who identify as women. Her activist art is in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, and she has contributed fictional and nonfictional short stories to many anthologies. Based in Upper Manhattan, she is currently working on The Cranklet’s Chronicle, a collection of stories about women and baseball. You can check out her work at littlewhitebird.com or on Instagram @ellenlindna.

This class will be taught in English but all class materials will be available in English and Spanish.

“Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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Título de clase: “Crear cómics arraigados en el activismo y la experiencia personal”
Instructora: Ellen Lindner
Todos llevamos historias a nuestro alrededor: historias que queremos—¡no, necesitamos!—otras personas para escuchar. Debido a que pueden ser hechas por una sola persona, sin equipo costoso o habilidades avanzadas, los zines, historietas y novelas gráficas tienen una larga historia de ser un lugar fértil para contar historias francas y reveladoras. También han sido fabricadas y utilizadas por activistas durante décadas. En esta clase, echaremos un vistazo a la historia de las historias no ficticias en cómics, y crearemos nuestro cómic corto de no ficción desde cero. Por favor, vengan a clase con ideas para una historia personal—o una narrativa personal que te gustaría capturar en forma de comics, o una causa que te gustaría discutir en forma de comics.

Esta clase está abierta a todo gente a partir de los 14 años. Hay una cuota de $75 por esta clase de ocho sesiones, pagadera en la primera sesión, que incluye una donación a Word Up Community Bookshop. Hay becas disponibles.

Sobre la instructora:
Ellen Lindner es autora de dos novelas gráficas, Undertow y The Black Feather Falls. También es la editora de The Strumpet, una colección de cómics de artistas que se identifican como mujeres. Su arte activista está en la colección del Museo Smithsonian, y ha contribuido con cuentos cortos ficticios y no ficticios en muchas antologías. Basada en el Alto Manhattan, actualmente está trabajando en una colección de historias de no ficción sobre mujeres y béisbol. Pueden ver su trabajo en littlewhitebird.com o en Instagram @ellenlindna.

Creating Comics Rooted in Activism & Personal Experience              Weekly on Sunday, March 3–April 28, 2019
1–3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10032 

February 24 – Monster María: Children’s Book Reading and Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

What happens when a terrible storm threatens to destroy an island? Can one little girl, Marisol, manage to swim the ocean and save her beloved Puerto Rico? Monster María is a bilingual picture book that tells Marisol’s story—a book about love, family, community, and resilience.

Please come hear co-author Pamela L. Laskin and illustrator/co-translator Wildriana Paulino read from Monster María, or Marisol Y El Huracán Maria, on Sunday, February 24, 12–1:30pm. The book is perfect for ages 3 to 6.

Sonia Manzano, the celebrated actress and writer who played “Maria” on Sesame Street, says of the book: “It celebrates the magical optimism in all of us.”

Written by Pamela L. Laskin and Lyn Di Iorio. Translated by Wildriana Paulino and Lyn Di Iorio. Art by Wildriana Paulino.

All profits from the sale of the book will benefit Centros Sor Isolina Ferré Canóvanas Center

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¿Qué sucede cuando una terrible tormenta amenaza con destruir una isla? ¿Puede Marisol, una pequeña niña, conseguir nadar el oceáno y salvar a su amada isla Puerto Rico? Monster María/ Marisol y El Huracán María es un libro infantil mágico para edades de 3 a 6 años que cuenta su historia: Un libro sobre amor, familia, una comunidad y la resilencia.

Vengan a escuchar la lectura del libro bilingüe Monster María/Marisol y El Huracán María, por Pamela L. Laskin y Wildriana Paulino el 24 de febrero desde las 12–1:30PM. El libro is perfecto para niñxs de edades 3 a 6.

Sonia Manzano, la actrís y escritora celebrada que hico el papel de “Maria” en Calle Sesame, dice sobre el libro: “Celebra el optimismo mágico en todos nosotros.”

Escrito por Pamela L. Laskin y Lyn Di lorio. Traducida por Wildirana Paulino y Lyn Di lorio. Arte por Wildriana Paulino.

Todos los beneficios de la venta del libro se beneficiarán de Centros Sor Isolina Ferré Canóvanas Center.

Monster Maria: A Children’s Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico
Sunday, February 24, 2019

12:00-1:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032