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Word Up Reading & Talk: Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Peggy Robles-Alvarado

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Join Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Peggy Robles-Alvarado, two resonant poets whose works explore the worlds within and without. There will be a reading of their work, conversation, and a question and answer portion.
A longtime poet, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments marks Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s brilliant debut into creative nonfiction. The life imbued in the pages mark her unique perspectives on nature, family, self, home, and more.  Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a lifelong poet, educator, and entrepreneur. Her work explores themes of women, latinidad, magic, and more. Together, they will bring us into their worlds and practices.

Word Up: Wild Seed Book Talk with Sharon De La Cruz & Winser Espinal

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Join Word Up and Dominican Writers for a reading and talk by Sharon Lee De La Cruz, upon the recent release of her new book I’m a Wild Seed, a graphic memoir that shares the author’s process of undoing the effects of a patriarchal, colonial society on her self-image, her sexuality, and her concept of freedom. I’m a Wild Seed guides the reader through an understanding of queerness and what it means to one woman of color. Sharon will be in conversation with Winser Espinal, the founder of Cultura Comics.