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CALLING ALL WRITERS! — Submissions due FEBRUARY 4TH for February’s Above the Bridge Writers’ Café “Love/Sex/Passion”

Thanks to everyone who attended our December Writers Cafe.  There was holiday cheer and fear, and a lovely evening all around.
We are now accepting submissions for our February Writers Cafe. (We choose to hibernate in January!)  The theme for the month is one of our favorites, “Love/Sex/Passion.”  Writers Cafe is Monday, February 12; please submit by Sunday, February 4.

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful start to 2018!  We look forward to reading you soon!

Above the Bridge is a playground for writers. It is a place to encourage and cultivate neighborhood writers and provide them with an audience for their work.

Here’s How It Works:
A theme is chosen for each month. Writers may submit five minutes (FIVE, PLEASE!) of material of any genre or style (poetry, plays, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, etc.) that reflect the month’s theme.

Pieces will be chosen by the Above the Bridge selection team to be read by the author at the next reading series. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the event.

Requirements for Writers:
Writers must live in Washington Heights or Inwood. Please attach your name, address and phone number with your submission. Pieces should be no longer than 5 minutes, but all work will be considered. You do not have to be a professional writer. New and existing works accepted.

Send all submissions or inquiries to: abovethebridge@gmail.com

Please write the theme/month for which you are submitting in the subject line. Also, please make sure that your name is also attached to your piece. We’re just looking out for you and your precious work!


Brown Girls Read! at Word Up

Brown Girls Read! is a bi-monthly reading circle for Black and Brown femme and women-identifie​d folk living in uptown areas. We read books written by dope authors of color and gather to explore how the literature relates to our life experiences as marginalized people.

Urayoán Noel is a Bronx-based poet, critic, performer, and translator originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the author of eight books, most recently the poetry collection Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015) and the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014). An Associate Professor of English and Spanish at NYU, he also teaches at Stetson University’s low-residency MFA of the Americas and vlogs at wokitokiteki.com