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April 2018

Coach for ‘Behind the Book’ Pre-K Public School Literacy Program

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
PS 4, New York, New York 10032 United States

This program needs your help at PS 4 in Washington Heights. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:

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Afrofuturism & The Emergence of Black Super-Sheros with Purpose at Word Up

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Word Up Community Book Shop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY United States

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day as we discuss Afrofuturism and the emergence of black super-sheros with the Monger Sisters, authors of sci-fi book series “Nia’s Sick Sense,” about a young super-shero who has the gift to sense when other girls are being abused…

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May 2018

Book Launch: Vladimir Kašnar at Word Up

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Word Up Community Book Shop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY United States

Join us for the launch of Vladimir Kašnar’s bilingual poetry book, “Durable Imprints/Ustrajni otisci.” Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.  Kašnar’s broad interest in culture continued throughout high school, when he was active …

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Word Up – Haifa: City of Steps author Nili Gold with Noam Sivan

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10032 United States

An intimate and revelatory journey through the author’s native city. With an expert hand, Gold leads her readers through Haifa during its heyday in the 1920s and ‘30s as an international port and cultural center all the way through the subsequent war and decline. She weaves together urban, architectural landmarks and…

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Fort Washington NYPL Book Discussion Group, “Exit West” by Mosin Hamid  

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fort Washington Public Library, 535 West 179th Street (Between St. Nicholas & Audubon Ave.)
New York, NY 10033 United States

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes,

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Word Up Word In The Heights Teen Open Mic

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10032 United States

This monthly open mic for teenagers and their supports is a welcoming and safe space to share & explore talents in all genres–poetry, spoken word, music, writing. Come and…

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