Tag Archives: washington heights event

February 27- Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club

February 2020 Book: JACQUES VIAU RENAUD, Poesia Completa

Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club –  Through book, film and panel discussions, we will dive deep into conversations to unlearn and decolonize healing individually and collectively from the traumas of racism.

Dominicans Love Haitians Movement is an art-based non-profit organization using various art modalities as an anti-racist tool. Our goal is to celebrate our commonalities, honour our differences, and dismantle racialized discrimination, bias and prejudice forging a future free from tyranny.

Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:30-8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

February 22- Exploring identity: a free writing workshop for queer youth

secure your spot! eventbrite: http://bit.ly/inqludedfreeworkshop3

what? free writing workshop, exploring identity through personal essay, fiction & poetry

*this event is open to all queer identifying folx ages (13-30)

 Exploring identity: a free writing workshop for queer youth
Saturday, February 22, 2020
3-5 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

February 14- “Cómo leer poesía” club de lectura

Como parte del Aula de Poesía América invertida, “Cómo leer poesía” es una serie de talleres de lectura donde leeremos poesía hispana, latinoamericana y latinx. Cada sesión tendrá un coordinador/a que preparará la selección de textos. El viernes 14 de febrero, la selección de poesía boliviana contemporánea está a cargo de Giovanni Bello. El evento será en español. (Más en americainvertida.com) //

As part of the América Invertida poetry Room, “Cómo leer poesía” is a workshop reading series in which we will read Hispanic, Latin American and Latinx poetry. Each session will have a coordinator who will be in charge of the selection. On Friday, February 14th, the selection of Bolivian contemporary poetry has been made by Giovanni Bello. The event will be in Spanish. (Selection can be found at americainvertida.com)

“Cómo leer poesía” club de lectura                                                                          Friday, February 14, 2020/14 de febrero de 2020
4:00-7 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

 

February 20- THE POINT Book Launch @ Word Up

Join us for the book launch of Angel Hawkin’s debut YA novel “THE POINT.” The event will include a reading, book signing and selling copies of the novel.

THE POINT is a coming-of-age young adult fiction novel that follows Willoughs throughout his first year of college. Willoughs is quirky, and possibly one of the most sidetracked angsty youth who has a lot to say but then perhaps nothing at all. Willoughs is part of a band and decides he wants to try something new which ultimately leads him to meet Alice. Alice is a free-spirited, yet strong-willed coed with a clouded past that makes Willoughs start to open his eyes of there being more to life than the one he grew up in within Fernwood.

Angel I. Hawkins has always enjoyed writing since she was a very young child. Born in California and living in several states in between before settling down in New York City, her love for writing and reading never faltered. In fact, even when she initially studied pre-medical course work during her undergrad years, she also majored in English literature. After deciding that medicine was not the direction she wanted to pursue, she switched career tracks to education and now currently teaches English to her middle school students. She hopes to inspire her students and foster a love for literature as well as fulfill her aspirations of writing young adult novels and contemporary romances. She resides in New York City with her amazing husband and their two dog children, Hazelnut and Mocha.

THE POINT Book Launch @ Word Up
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30-9 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

February 6- #DignidadLiteraria Town Hall: Writing Against the White Gaze

#DignidadLiteraria Town Hall: Writing Against the White Gaze, hosted by Dominican Writers Association (DWA), New York City Latina Writer’s Group (NYCLWG), and Word Up Community Bookshop Librería Comunitaria.

Authors, activists and communities from New York City will host a town hall as part of #DignidadLiteraria’s national call to action around the crisis in U.S. publishing exposed by the controversy and developments surrounding the publication of Jeanine Cummins’s novel, American Dirt. The actions come on the heels of the powerful community response that is challenging publishing giants like Oprah Winfrey, Flatiron Books, and other powerhouses of the U.S. publishing industry to be accountable for the dismal state of the industry’s commitment to Latinxs in the United States.

Participating in the town hall are panelists, leaders, writers, authors, readers, and members of the Dominican Writers Association and the NYC Latina Writers Group.

MAKE SURE TO RSVP AT https://withfriends.co/event/3862752/dignidadliteraria_town_hall

#DignidadLiteraria Town Hall: Writing Against the White Gaze
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30-8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032