NoMAA Artists’ Salon/Potluck – I Am New York: Juan Rodríguez

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.

I Am New York: Juan Rodríguez
Image: I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez, graphic illustration by Delano Franklin.
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.

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013, 6–8 p.m.

Location: NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040

Bring your favorite dish!

RSVP:

For more information on the reading, visit the Organic Magnetics website.

Organic Magnetics

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Call for artists: Harlem Illustrators Book Fair

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.

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Reading: NoMAA 2013 Literary Grantees

A reading by recipients of NoMAA’s 2013 literary grants, Monday 17 June 2013.

NoMAA 2013 Literary Grantees Reading - flyerDate: Monday 17 June 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: X Caffe, 3952 Broadway, between 165th and 166th streets, New York, NY 10032

A reading by recipients of NoMAA’s 2013 literary grants: Ellen Hagan, John Paul Infante, Danielle Lazarin, Sheila Maldonado, Sergio Reyes and Peggy Ann Tartt.

Q&A moderated by Veronica Liu of the Word Up Collective, on the occasion of Word Up’s second birthday.

Part of NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll 2013.

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Reading and talk: An afternoon with poet Jerome Rothenberg

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.

Jerome RothenbergOn 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.

Date: Sunday 17 March 2013, 2–4 p.m.

Location: NoMAA, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040

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.

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Conversation and book signing: Raquel Cepeda, author of ‘Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina’

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.

Raquel Cepeda: Bird Of Paradise (poster)
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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.

Location: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

FREE admission. RSVP:

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.

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Poetry: Crossing the Atlantic – Poets British and American

Sunday 15 April. We will listen to poets Anne Marie Fyfe, Chris Hansen-Nelson and Cheryl Moskowitz. Hosted by Patricia Eakins.

Sunday Best at The Lounge
Crossing the Atlantic – Poets British and American

We will listen to poets Anne Marie Fyfe, Chris Hansen-Nelson and Cheryl Moskowitz. Hosted by Patricia Eakins.

Sunday, 15 April, 4–6 p.m.
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
Pinehurst Avenue and 183rd Street
New York, NY 10033

$7 admission (Includes drinks and snacks)

More info: +1 212 923-7800

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Readings: Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins

Crisis–Writing in Wartime
Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins
Saturday 24 March, 7 p.m.
Word Up Community Bookshop
Broadway at 176th Street
Free

Stories and Anti-Stories
Harold Jaffe and Patricia Eakins with guitarist Charles Ramsey
Tuesday 27 March, 8–10 p.m.
Le Chéile
181st Street at Cabrini Boulevard
Free

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