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October 2018

Pen America LitCrawl Brooklyn

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Norstrand Avenue Pub, 658 Nortsrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

We will be participating in 2018 LitCrawl NYC event October 6. We invite you to please come by and share your poems and personal narratives surrounding the theme "Dominican Identity, Immigration, and the Dominican American Dream" This activity will be hosted in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Since 2015, Lit Crawl NYC has bee jointly produced by Litquake and PEN American, a community fo 4,400 writers, translators and literary professionals dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and promoting the literary culture. _____…

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Writing con los cinco sentidos

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mott Haven Bar & Grill: La Galeria, 1 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY 10454

ENGLISH/SPANISH/SPANGLISH Creative Writing Workshop Series- attend workshop(s) at @motthavenbarevents , create writing pieces, add to pieces, submit piece(s) to our “Ni de aquí Ni de allá” anthology. Receive a free copy of the book! Continue being a #Writer ??? . . Los talleres serán una vez al mes en el @motthavenbarevents, escriba, desarrollen y respondan a la solicitud de escritos para nuestra antología titulada “Ni de aquí ni de allá” recibirán una copia gratis del libro cuando sea publicado. In writing about our lives, we…

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JP Infante in Conversation with Nelly Rosario

October 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

John Paul Infante in conversation with Dominican-American novelist Nelly Rosario. John and Nelly will discuss Brooklyn, Santo Domingo, Texas State University, Engineering at MIT, Columbia University, Songs of the Water Saints, Fuckboys, #MeToo , The Words: “Dique,” “Pariguayo,” and “Tecato,” — or they might talk something completely different — join us to find out. P.S.: They will definitely discuss Sancocho. That much is certain. Nelly Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. She…

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November 2018

The WE Workshop: Writing Fiction in the First Person Plural

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mott Haven Bar & Grill: La Galeria, 1 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY 10454

In writing about our lives, we find ourselves looking back at who we were as if we were telling the story of someone else. Through small group discussions, in-class writing prompts and co-participant feedback, this workshop attempts to have participants use their own personal experiences as inspiration. How can speaking about these events help us better understand them and ourselves? How can creating prose poems about our past help others heal? We will briefly (barely) go over the rules of…

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Book Signing with Elizabeth Acevedo

November 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Surprise!!! @acevedowrites will be visiting @wordupbooks on November 30th before she departs back home. Haven’t purchased her book? Don’t play yourself. Come thru, get you a copy, get your friend a copy, get your neighbor a copy.!!! Elizabeth will be signing the books, don’t be late, as you may know last time we had her at the bookstore there was a line outside the door. Again, don’t play yourself.

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December 2018

Merengue Navideno Open Mic & Poetry Showcase

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Pop & Pour NYC, 200 Dyckman Avenue
New York, NY 10040

In a collaboration between Dominican Writers and UptownTalk join us to celebrate Merengue Navideno Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic and in some ways our sister country, Haiti. There are theories that claim this dance was born from the slaves mimicking the "master's dances," remixing it with their own African moves. It was introduced into the United States in the 1930s through New York City. Merengue is the dance of our people, through generations of struggle both…

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JP Infante in Conversation with Julian Randall & Gabriel Ramirez

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Join us on December 20th for a conversation with Julian Randall & Gabriel Ramirez. Julian is Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT, and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the curator of Winter Tangerine Review’s Lineage of Mirrors and a poetry editor for Freezeray Magazine. He is also a co-founder of the Afrolatinx poetry collective Piel Cafe. His work has…

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