At the Fifth Anniversary of Bilingual Story Time, Word Up’s reader Mariel Escalante celebrates storytelling for all ages, and across other arts disciplines, with a literary, musical, and spoken word event. A $5 donation for 5 years with Mariel will support future kids’ programming at Word Up!
Celebrando la narración de cuentos – para todas las edades
Con la presentación de Ruben Gonzalez, Demetrius Daniel, Mariel Escalante, Rómulo Páez y otros invitados.
¡Una donación de $5.00 por 5 años con Mariel servirá para futuros programas infantiles en Word Up!
Attend a conversation on the seminal work of Haitian-Dominican poet Jacques Viau Renaud with Amaury Rodriguez, Ariel Francisco and Michele V. Marcelin.
On Jacques Viau Renaud “One central reason why Viau and his poetry matter is that he offers a viable alternative narrative to these entrenched ideas about “fatal conflict, “… His poetry, his activism, and the literary circles he moved in—all of these point to the possibility for imagining a different Haitian-Dominican relationship.” Raj Chetty
Michèle Voltaire Marcelin is a poet/writer, performer and painter who was born and raised in Haiti, sojourned in Chile, and currently lives in the United States. The publication of her first novel “La Désenchantée” (CIDIHCA, Montréal-2006) was followed by its Spanish translation “La Desencantada” and two other books of poetry and prose: “Lost and Found” and “Amours et Bagatelles” (CIDIHCA, Montréal-2009) – translated into Spanish by Editorial ALBA as “Amores y cosas sin importancia” – all of which garnered rave reviews. Her writings are also featured in 3 anthologies published in France: “Cahier Haiti” (published by RAL’M-2009), “Terre de Femmes” (Editions Bruno Doucey-2011) “Revue Intranqu’îllités” (2012). She speaks and writes fluently French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. She has a BFA from the Leonard Davis Center for the Performing Arts at CUNY and a Masters from The New School for Social Research.
Ariel Francisco is the author of A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press, 2020) and All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017). A poet and translator born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents and raised in Miami, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, The Florida Review, The New Yorker and elsewhere. The Miami New Times named him one of the Five Florida Writers to Watch in 2019.
Amaury Rodriquez is a Dominican-born translator and independent researcher. He is a frequent contributor to the Marxists Internet Archives (MIA) and co-author, with Raj Chetty, of Dominican Black Studies, a special issue of The Black Scholar journal.
Kiskeya Ayiti: ReImagining Resistance, Revolution and Reconciliation Book & Video Club – Through book, film and panel discussions, we will dive deep into conversations to unlearn and decolonize healing individually and collectively from the traumas of racism.
Dominicans Love Haitians Movement is an art-based non-profit organization using various art modalities as an antiracist tool. Our goal is to celebrate our commonalities, honour our differences, and dismantle racialized discrimination, bias and prejudice forging a future free from tyranny.
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