Tag Archives: Poetry

Exhibition & Readings: “I AM” in the Heights at Word Up Book Shop

P.S. 132/Juan Pablo Duarte, Urban Arts Partnership, and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria present the art exhibition I AM, on view February 6–28.  Poetry readings will accompany these students’ portraits, which were created under the guidance of art teacher Ruthy Valdez:

Monster Maria: A Children’s Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico at Word Up

What happens when a terrible storm threatens to destroy an island? Can one little girl, Marisol, manage to swim the ocean and save her beloved Puerto Rico? Monster María is a bilingual picture book that tells Marisol’s story—a book about love, family, community, and resilience. Please come hear co-author Pamela L. Laskin and illustrator/co-translator Wildriana Paulino read from Monster MaríaMarisol Y El Huracán Maria.

Sonia Manzano, the celebrated actress and writer who played “Maria” on Sesame Street, says of the book: “It celebrates the magical optimism in all of us.”

Written by Pamela L. Laskin and Lyn Di Iorio. Translated by Monster Maria: A Children’s Book Reading & Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Paulino and Lyn Di Iorio. Art by Wildriana Paulino.

All profits from the sale of the book will benefit Centros Sor Isolina Ferré Canóvanas Center

Ser(es) Latin(x): Love & Magic VI at Word Up

‘Love & Magic’ is a macabre-meets-romance-meets-supernatural-meets-chick-lit-meets-horror-themed reading, a modern take on magical realism, featuring Latinx writers and poets in NYC. | Love & Magic es una lectura de combinación macabra y romance y sobrenatural y horror, una versión moderna del realismo mágico, con escritores y poetas Latinx en Nueva York.

Exhibition & Readings: “I AM” in the Heights at Word Up Book Shop

P.S. 132/Juan Pablo Duarte, Urban Arts Partnership, and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria present the art exhibition I AM, on view February 6–28.  Poetry readings will accompany these students’ portraits, which were created under the guidance of art teacher Ruthy Valdez: