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Word Up Recirculation: de ir sé que vine: Mell Rivera Díaz in conversation with Gabriel Carle

Thursday, July 11, 2024 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
RECIRCULATION A project of Word Up
876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.)
New YorkNY 10032


Author & musician Mell Rivera Diaz will read from his poetry book, de ir sé que vine, featuring poems in Spanish and English. The reading will be accompanied by original music, performed by the author. In conversation with Rivera Diaz will be prize-winning author Gabriel Carle.

This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket with 50 max attendees. Please register in advance. 

In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees are encouraged to stay masked at all time.

Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.

Mell Rivera Díaz (1994, San Juan, Puerto Rico) es poeta, compositor, y estudiante doctoral de Spanish en la Universidad de California, Irvine. Mientras escribe sobre la literatura de la diáspora puertorriqueña para su tesis doctoral, lleva una vida de migración circular entre Irvine, California y Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Gabriel Carle (b. San Juan, 1993) is a writer and academic researching queerness, race, migration, and the environment in Caribbean literatures and cultures. They completed a BA in Escritura Creativa at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University. They are based in New York City.

This project was supported in part by the University of California Office of the President MRPI funding M22PS5863.