La Pluma y La Tinta presents this Valentine’s Day/Friday the 13th-themed reading featuring Latinx writers and poets, now in its sixth installment, focusing on poems and stories dealing with macabre love.
Ser(es) Latin(x): Love & Magic VI
Sunday, January 27, 2018
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032
Join Radix Media and Word Up Community Bookshop as we host an evening of literary works from our book, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief. Light refreshments will be provided, and the authors will be available afterwards to sign copies of the book.
Anna Schott is a writer who has also been a dog-walker, record store owner, and musician. Her personal essay “Getting it Down” is about her connection to a childhood friend who later contracts HIV.
Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and game designer from Brooklyn, New York. Over one hundred of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and other magazines and anthologies. His short story “Icarus Falls” explores the idea of memory and the relationship between a parent and child. Learn more at his website: http://www.alexshvartsman.com.
Laurinda Lind lives and teaches in New York’s North Country near the St. Lawrence River. Her poetry has been in Comstock Review, The Cortland Review, Paterson Literary Review, and others. Her poem “The Lightkeeper Misses His Wife in 1996” dates back to her years as a journalist.
Embracing Grief: An Evening of Personal Narratives Friday, October 12, 2018 6:30–8:30pm Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria 2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St. New York NY 10032
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
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.