Food and conversation with interactive theatrical reading. “I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez” imagines the story of a free man of mixed-race origin from Hispaniola who, in 1613, became the first “immigrant” of NYC. Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013.
Food and conversation with interactive theatrical reading. “I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez” imagines the story of a free man of mixed-race origin from Hispaniola who, in 1613, became the first “immigrant” of NYC. With Maija Garcia and Armando Batista of Organic Magnetics.
Looking for authors and Illustrators who would like to sell their books at the Harlem Illustrators Book Fair, Saturday 12 October 2013.
Looking for authors and Illustrators who would like to sell their books at the Harlem Illustrators Book Fair, a children’s book event. Located at PS149 Play Ground, 41 W 117th St, New York, NY 10026. Scheduled for Saturday 12 October 2013 from 10am to 3pm in conjunction with Harlem Art Walking Tour.
If you are interested, please e-mail a short bio, a photo, and an image of your book, along with a website (if available) to javakasmith[at]gmail.com.
They will be giving each author and or illustrator a table and chair to sell books between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Setup will start at 9am. Water and snack will be available. In addition they will have a stage area with mic and possible bandit. It would be great if you would be willing to read or talk about your work.
Fee for this event is one (1) copy of your book.
For more info: Javaka Steptoe, javakasmith[at]gmail.com, www.javaka.com.
On a rare visit from the West Coast, poetry legend Jerome Rothenberg will be giving a reading followed by a conversation at NoMAA on Sunday 17 March 2013.
On a rare visit from the West Coast, poetry legend Jerome Rothenberg will be giving a reading at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Gallery. The reading will be followed by a reception and discussion facilitated by Northern Manhattan poet and performer Jake Marmer.
The reading is FREE but seating is limited. RSVP:
Refreshments will be served.
Author of more than one hundred books of poetry, translations, and anthologies, Rothenberg is known for his ground-breaking contributions to global cultural movements, and engagement with ancient and contemporary Jewish poetry, tribal poetics, American Indian culture, Dadaism, and more. Read a full biographical sketch.
Co-sponsored by the Dorot Foundation, Fort Tryon Jewish Center, Word Up Community Bookshop, and NoMAA.
Please join us for a conversation between Raquel Cepeda, author of Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, and New York Times writer Mireya Navarro, on Wednesday 13 March 2013.
What does it mean to be Latina? Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda ponders this question in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, her refreshing and honest exploration of race and identity in a rapidly changing America.
Please join us for a conversation between author Raquel Cepeda and New York Times writer Mireya Navarro.
Date: Wednesday 13 March 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery — a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. read more »
Co-sponsored by: NoMAA, The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and Word Up Community Bookshop.