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Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria

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2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

September 2018

Free

Pros[e] Poem as Memoir: Writing workshop facilitated by John Paul Infante at Word Up

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

In writing about our lives, we find ourselves looking back at who we were as if we were telling the story of someone else. This workshop attempts to have participants use their own personal experiences as inspiration. Register:

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Local Authors Present/Escritores del vecindario presentan: Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux & Roberto Bello at Word Up Community Bookshop

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

Please join us for the second event in our “Local Authors Present / Escritores del vecindario presentan” series, featuring Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux and Roberto Bello. Translation and interpretation support are provided by…

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La Pluma y la Tinta and Dominican Writers Present ‘Blind Date with a Book’ at Word Up

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

Spice up your book-buying experience—have a blind date with a book! Join a literary adventure at your favorite uptown bookstore, where dozens of books will be wrapped & displayed for purchase, and your only clue to what’s underneath is a quirky description. Are you up for it? Advance…

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“Too American to be Dominican. Too Dominican to be American: The Community Identity Crisis” at Word Up

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

Time to talk about being American vs. being Dominican! Is there a better of the two? How do you feel about being between two cultures? Come have a small snack and drink with us and let’s talk about…

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Rap Dad: Juan Vidal, Hanif Abdirraqib, & Carvell Wallace in Conversation at Word Up

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

Join us in welcoming Juan Vidal, writer for Remezcla, VIBE, among others, for his debut book, Rap Dad: A Story of Family and the Subculture that Shaped a Generation, part-memoir/part-cultural critique on fatherhood in hip-hop culture through the Latino lens. Rap Dad follows Juan growing up in…

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October 2018

$10

Living Room Sessions Open Mic at Word Up

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States

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) &…

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