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26 de Julio- Todo Parecía: poesia contemporanea cubana y cubanoamericana sobre diversos temas LGBTQ

Primera antología de poesía cubana y cubanoamericana sobre temas diversos (familia, sociedad, afectividad, creación, redes de inspiración, identidad, etc.) relacionados con la condición LGBTQ. Los editores son Jesus J. Barquet y Virgilio López Lemus. Entre los 42 autores incluidos están Richard Blanco, Magali Alabau, Manuel Adrian Lopez, Maya Islas, Achy Obejas, Alina Galliano, Amauri Gutiérrez Coto, Reinaldo García Ramos, Abilio Estévez, Antón Arrufat, Damaris Calderón, Isel Rivero, Jorge Garcia de la Fe, Lina de Feria, Emilio Bejel, Carlos Pintado, Yosie Crespo, Mabel Cuesta, Odette Alonso, Alberto Lauro, Nelson Simón, Yoandy Cabrera, Norge Espinosa, Nelson Diaz de Villegas y Frank Padron.

Todo Parecía: poesia contemporanea cubana y cubanoamericana sobre diversos temas LGBTQ                                                                                                              Jueves 26 de julio, 2018                                                                                                      6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                  Librería Comunitaria Word Up                                                                                      2113 Av. Amsterdam @ calle 165                                                                                       Nueva York NY 10032

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July 19- Love War Stories: Ivelisse Rodriguez in conversation with Jennifer Baker

Join Word Up Community Bookshop and Feminist Press in launching Love War Stories, by debut writer Ivelisse Rodriguez, which documents how “love wars” break out between generations of Puerto Rican women, as individuals find themselves caught between community expectation, violence, and grief. Ivelisse is the fiction editor at Kweli Journal.

At Word Up, she will be in conversation with literary programmer Jennifer Baker, creator and host of the podcast Minorities in Publishing, and editor of the forthcoming Everyday People: The Color of Life—A Short Story Anthology.

Books will be available for sale, or you can preorder one here: https://www.wordupbooks.com/book/9781936932252. Thank you for supporting the author and Word Up!

Reading: LOVE WAR STORIES: Ivelisse Rodriguez in conversation with Jennifer Baker                                                                                                                Thursday, July 19, 2018                                                                                                     6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                           2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                                New York NY 10032

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

 

July 6- Living Room Sessions Open Mic

Calling all writers, rappers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month. A collaboration between Wash Heights Music Fest and WHAM. All ages and persuasions can gather to share, learn, and experience together.

¡Se hace un llamado a todos los escritores, raperos, musicos, oradores, bailarines y artistas de todo tipo! Unanse a nuestro Microfono abierto Word Up —cada primer viernes de mes. Esta es una colaboracion entre Washington Heights Music Fest y WHAMc. Individuos de todas edades y persuasiones pueden juntarse a compartir, aprender y vivir una experiencia en grupo.

Living Room Sessions Open Mic                                                                                      Friday, July 6, 2018                                                                                                           5:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                         2113 Amsterdam Avenue                                                                                               New York NY 10032

June 16: Special Story Time for Kids: Julián Is a Mermaid

Join us for a story time with debut author-illustrator (and Broadway actress) Jessica Love as she reads her new book Julián Is a Mermaid! This beautiful picture book set in New York City celebrates love and acceptance and defies gender stereotypes. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality. The reading will be followed by a short craft activity and books will be available for sale.

Jessica Love is an illustrator and Broadway actress. She has a BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a graduate degree from Juilliard. She lives in New York.

Special Story Time for Kids: Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love                                                                                                         Saturday, June 16, 2018
11 am to 12:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave (at 165th Street)
New York, NY