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Bookselling Basics at Word Up

A nuts-and-bolts infoshare on the processes, roles, and tasks behind running a bookstore.

How does Word Up work? How do bookstores function in general? And how does bookselling relate to the literary field as a whole?

If you are curious about all this and more, attend this “Bookselling Basics” workshop during which Veronica Santiago Liu—founder and general coordinator of the collective that operates the nonprofit, volunteer-staffed Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria—shares an overview of the book industry, especially as pertains to bookselling, and gives a nuts-and-bolts explanation of key terminology, processes, relationships, and more—including a breakdown of how most traditionally modeled bookstores operate in contrast to the unique business model of Word Up, and also how other literary nonprofits relate to Word Up.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, so that we have an adequate number of handouts—and food! Please arrive between 6 and 6:20pm if you want to partake in the food that will be provided. Open to all, whether you are a student, publisher, author, fellow bookseller, Word Up volunteer, or simply a curious neighbor.

Prior to founding Word Up, Veronica Santiago Liu was managing then senior editor at Seven Stories Press, co-founder of Fractious Press and [sic] literary journal, and various other community arts endeavors.

Bookselling Basics is part of the Word Up Bookmark Series—workshops, panels, & meetups on the behind-the-scenes life of books—and is organized by Seven Stories Institute/Word Up Community Bookshop and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Workshop: Speak for Yourself: Tips for an Effective Nonfiction Book Proposal at Word Up

Do you have a burning vision for the next great memoir, history, science book or any combination of nonfiction ideas? Do you already have thoughts written or possibly a completed manuscript? Are you curious and unsure of how to organize your vision? Join Kleaver Cruz to get helpful insight into preparing a compelling proposal for your nonfiction book idea. Kleaver will discuss good practices for finding a literary agent and other helpful tips to help you on your journey as a writer. Come ready with questions!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (at kleaver-wordup.eventbrite.com), so that we have an adequate number of handouts and refreshments.

Kleaver Cruz is an Uptown native of NYC, a writer, dreamer and lover of travel. His work has been featured in La Galería, African Voices Magazine, the Huffington Post, Vibe.com, among others. He is an alum of the VONA and Kenyon Review Writers workshops where he studied essay and fiction writing respectively. Kleaver is the creator of The Black Joy Project, a digital and real-world resource to center Black joy as a form of resistance. Cruz is a former editorial associate at Bold Type Books. Kleaver resides in The Bronx.

Speak for Yourself is part of the Word Up Bookmark Series—workshops, panels, & meetups on the behind-the-scenes life of books—and is organized by Seven Stories Institute/Word Up Community Bookshop in collaboration with Dominican Writers, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Workshop: ‘Making Book Events’ at Word Up Book Shop

You’ve published a book, and now it’s time to celebrate and share it in real life! Attend a workshop and infoshare led by two people who can give you the lowdown on how to make your book event a success.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (at makingabookevent.eventbrite.com), so that we have an adequate number of handouts and refreshments.

Cody Madsen is the events manager at the NYC-based independent bookstore Book Culture, coordinating in-store events across all four Book Culture locations as well as several offsite events per week.

Angela Abreu is the founder of Dominican Writers, which has connected communities to books through events in bookstores and non-bookstores alike, as well as the inaugural Dominican Writers Conference.

Making Book Events is part of the Word Up Bookmark Series—workshops, panels, & meetups on the behind-the-scenes life of books—and is organized by Seven Stories Institute/Word Up Community Bookshop and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Uptown Stories: Summer Workshops begin July 8

Uptown Stories offers small-group writing workshops
led by master teachers and professional writers.

Students, ages 8-15, learn the craft of writing and engaging their imaginations. Uptown Stories creates a supportive, exciting and challenging community in which young authors thrive. Tuition is pay-what-you-can to ensure our workshops are accessible to all children.

POW! Writing & Drawing Comics / July 8-12
Unbelievable Movies: Screenwriting / July 22-26
The Nature of Poetry / July 29-August 2
The Elements of Fiction / August 5-9
Monsters Are Us / August 12-16
Writing the City / August 19-23
Girls Rising / August 26-30

Workshops meet Monday through Friday from 10:00—2:00 for one week, and conclude with a celebratory reading for family and friends at WordUp Bookstore.

Uptown Stories: Summer Workshops begin July 8

Uptown Stories offers small-group writing workshops
led by master teachers and professional writers.

Students, ages 8-15, learn the craft of writing and engaging their imaginations. Uptown Stories creates a supportive, exciting and challenging community in which young authors thrive. Tuition is pay-what-you-can to ensure our workshops are accessible to all children.

POW! Writing & Drawing Comics / July 8-12
Unbelievable Movies: Screenwriting / July 22-26
The Nature of Poetry / July 29-August 2
The Elements of Fiction / August 5-9
Monsters Are Us / August 12-16
Writing the City / August 19-23
Girls Rising / August 26-30

Workshops meet Monday through Friday from 10:00—2:00 for one week, and conclude with a celebratory reading for family and friends at WordUp Bookstore.