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Living Room Sessions at Word Up

Calling all writers, rappers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month. A collaboration between Wash Heights Music Fest (Jason Rosario) and Washington Heights Artist Movement (Lethy Liriano) with Know Ideas. All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together.

We the News Story Circle at Word Up

Join We the News’s story circle and share your stories on migration, rituals, tradition, and race as an immigrant living in New York City. The stories shared will be documented and transcribe into zines in a traveling newsstand. Each participant will have a set time to share and listen as we co-create our own narratives. Refreshments will be provided.

Let us know if you are planning on coming and would like to have a translator.

We the News is a newsstand that publishes and distributes immigrant-focused publications and products. It features zines that archive stories and conversations shared by Black immigrants and first-generation Black Americans during a series of story circles in Brooklyn, New York. The project is a collaboration with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) with the support of The Laundromat Project.

 

“Reframing Immigration” Community Art Exhibit at Word Up

Reframing Immigration is a month-long art exhibit featuring artwork from artists across the United States depicting the humanity within immigration. Artwork will be for sale and 100% of funds raised will benefit the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR).  Please come to the reception and celebration on Sunday, October 28th from 3-5 pm to listen to local NYC artists singing and performing poetry to uplift what brings us together rather than what separates us.

“Reframing Immigration” Community Art Exhibit at Word Up

Reframing Immigration is a month-long art exhibit featuring artwork from artists across the United States depicting the humanity within immigration. Artwork will be for sale and 100% of funds raised will benefit the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR).  Please come to the reception and celebration on Sunday, October 28th from 3-5 pm to listen to local NYC artists singing and performing poetry to uplift what brings us together rather than what separates us.

The Business of Art at Word Up

Through this professional development workshop, artists of all genres and of all stages in their careers will learn important insights about the evolving business of art. In order to bring their art businesses to new levels, artists must develop new skills and knowledge or perfect them. If you’re not constantly learning and growing, then you’ll always be stuck in the same place. Learning new techniques or perfecting old ones is as important as understanding that the best professional practices are crucial if you want to make your living as an artist and be successful at it. You want to make educated decisions about your art practice.

During this professional development workshop, you can learn everything from developing your curriculum, maximizing the impact of your CV, Statement, and Bio, the right strategies to base your artist’s career on and erasing some of the guesswork that comes from being an artist and entrepreneur, outlining various methods on building your brand and marketing strategies, knowing your worth : pricing for profit, time management, finance, tax tips and legal issues for creatives to protect their businesses and craft.

This workshop is especially geared towards helping artists gain the resources and connections they need to be successful self-employed artists.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

 

Wendy Angulo is a New York City-born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens.

Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City and has been published twice in the online journal Mom Egg Review, also The Kenyon Review. She is a 2016 VONA alum, a contributor of Latina Executive Magazine by Proud to be Latina, Co-Curator and Producer of LETRAS, The Latino Self-Published Book Fair; the producer of Elephant, a choreo-film created and produced entirely by women of color to fight against street harassment and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens and most recently the creator and editor of Lifting the Burden of Shame, a collection of essays written by women about the role of shame in their lives. Examining shame through a prism of race, sexuality, religious beliefs, mental health, infidelity, marriage, body image, gender, employment, and relationships. These powerful stories illustrate the language and impact of shame and how it can be overcome. Most recently she works as Public Relations Coordinator of the Queens Hip Hop Festival and this fall she will be adding to her resume Theater Producer for Teatrica and the Last Hipster in Brooklyn.

Wendy continues to scout for new talent, build new connections and create platforms to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community in New York City.

For more information, visit: http://www.wendyanguloproductions.com