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June 14- The Songs We Write: An Afternoon of Live Original Music

Come listen and enjoy original music! Featured performers are a mix of local songwriters, composers, and Song A Week members. Each artist will be performing music they have written. Trivia questions will be provided between acts – answer correctly and win a prize!

To learn more about the Song A Week project visit: www.songaweek.org

The Songs We Write: An Afternoon of Live Original Music
Sunday, June 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

May 16 – Reading of Armando Batista’s RoaDMaN (with live music by Reza Salazar)

A live reading of Armando Batista’s new e-chapbook (with live music by Reza Salazar)
 
RoaDMaN shares poems about the beautiful struggle of being a diasporic Brown Man. It dives into family, ancestral trauma, house parties and even dystopic realities. 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2sqjMsEt1asKHMtFpW_PNGWxKtdIQn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A live reading of Armando Batista’s new e-chapbook (with live music by Reza Salazar)
Saturday, May 16, 2020
5-6 pm
Zoom via Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

Sundays – Online Comics Workshop: Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience

Register: Email instructor Ellen Lindner at ellenlindner@gmail.com
In this online intermediate class taught by uptown cartoonist Ellen Lindner (The Black Feather Falls, Cranklet Chronicles), students will learn all of the skills necessary to take their comics-creation skills to the next level. Topics include book design, layout, storytelling structure, nonfiction reportage and more.
This class is open to folx aged 14 and up, especially those who have taken the beginner module. There is a $75 fee for this eight-session class, payable virtually at the first session. Scholarships are available and sliding scale options for those who need them. For information and to register please email instructor Ellen Lindner at ellenlindner@gmail.com

This is an online version of “Stories I’d Tell A Million Times: A Nonfiction Comics Class at Word Up Community Bookshop” 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
Online Comics Workshop: Stories I Would Tell A Million Times: Creating Comics Rooted in Activism and Personal Experience
Sundays, April 26- June 7, 2020
1-3 pm
Online via Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

April 8 – **VIRTUAL**Hector La Fossé’s No Regret

RSVP TO RECEIVE ZOOM INVITE: https://withfriends.co/event/4365794/virtual_event_hector_la_fosss_no_regrets_the_journey_a_wild_kid_from_the_heights_comes_back_to_share_his_story

Join us in welcoming back Heights native and award-winning author Hector La Fossé. He will be reading and signing his memoir No Regrets: The Journey and sharing his success and life story.

No Regrets: The Journey is a story of hope; about coming of age and a long awaited and most cherished redemption. Over time, chasing the illusion of the money and power he craved, only rewarded him with a life of pain, loss and suffering while wearing the masks that imprisoned his true identity. He buried his secrets and grew hard in order to survive, but at the cost of losing his humanity. Hector takes us through the streets of New YorkCity, revealing secrets, facing fears and frightening encounters. He shares the darkest times of his life and his childhood.

Hector La Fossé is a first-time novelist, award-winning author, actor and motivational speaker. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Manhattan; however, he spent most of his adult life living in the Bronx, before moving and retiring to central Florida. As an adult, Hector became an international substance abuse counselor, a businessman, community leader and a bounty hunter.

Order the book at www.wordupbooks.com/book/9781946300751

**VIRTUAL**Hector La Fossé’s No Regret
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
7-9 pm
Zoom via Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

***CANCELLED***March 19 – Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club

Canceled/postponed!

The March reading is Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside as we reveal and look into the depths of ourselves when confronted with death, dying and honoring those who passed on. Available at Word Up and WordUpBooks.com.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 antiracist tool. Our goal is to celebrate our commonalities, honour our differences, and dismantle racialized discrimination, bias and prejudice forging a future free from tyranny.
FB: facebook.com/dominicanslovehaitians
Instagram: @dominicanslovehaitiansmovement, @drloveshaiti

Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00-8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032