Calling all readers and aspiring readers! Join us this summer in building your library and chatting about books with peers. Lo’Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 13–25, every Friday at 5pm throughout the summer. Weekly book club sessions will be led by Carisa Musialik and Rachel Gorman, uptown writers, activists, and teachers at Gregorio Luperón High School. The book list includes novels, a short story anthology, a graphic novel, and more.
Club members who are ages 13–20 will receive book club picks (plus some bonus books) for FREE—just register here for the book club by Wednesday, June 24! We kindly ask that participants ages 21+ purchase copies from WordUpBooks.com
In addition to the book club, there will be 4 major showcases—on June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 28—during which the authors will join readers to discuss their works. The public at large can gain entry to these events by purchasing any of the books mentioned below.
Register here for the book club by Wednesday, June 24.
To receive an event link to ALL the public events on June 26, July 17, August 7, or August 28, purchase one of the books by the authors below at WordUpBooks.com
Lo’Mas Lit Book Club is presented collaboratively by Word Up Community Bookshop and co-curator Angie Cruz. With support from Uplift NYC and New York State Council on the Arts.
BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE
6–7pm | Book club launch event with authors Angie Cruz and Victor LaValle
July 3, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
July 10, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
July 17, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
6–7pm | Event with authors Matt Mendez, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, and Randy Ribay
July 24, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta
July 31, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar
Aug 7, 5–6pm | Book club meeting:Good Talk by Mira Jacobs
6–7pm | Event with authors Mira Jacobs and Zalika Reid-Benta
Aug 14, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Running by Natalia Sylvester
Aug 21, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
August 28, 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
6–7pm | Event with authors Natalia Silvester, Elizabeth Acevedo, Jenn de Leon, and Lilliam Rivera, moderated by Angie Cruz