Everyday People: The Color of Life is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that present new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience.
Uptown Stories inspires kids to discover and develop their inner voices in a diverse community of writers. Based in upper Manhattan, we offer small-group writing workshops for children ages eight to fifteen, led by master teachers and professional authors. Anthology Volume 7: Summer/Fall 2017 contains the stories from those semesters.
Uptown Stories & Everyday People Reading
This intergenerational reading will bring together kid, teen, and adult writers who have contributed their stories to both of these anthologies.
David Nunez: David Núñez loves Uptown Stories. It’s the best thing in the world. He goes to PS173 and loves Harry Potter.
Adriana Escobedo: Adriana Escobedo is a ten-year-old girl who wants to be an actual star when she grows up. Not one of those "superstars" on TV, but a star that comes out at nighttime and twinkles. She enjoys singing and reading fiction books. When she's forced to read non-fiction books, she gets angry and uses her firepower to burn the books. *wink*. Her favorite books are Wonder and PIE. She'd like to thank Uptown Stories' staff for teaching her to write awesomely.
Glendaliz Camacho: Glendaliz Camacho is the Summer Workshop Director for Uptown Stories. She was raised and lived in Washington Heights for 30 years. Her writing appears in The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women, All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others.
Mitchell S. Jackson's debut novel The Residue Years won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award in fiction. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House, as well as in the bestselling essay anthology The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (edited by Jesmyn Ward). His new book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family will be published by Scribner in 2019.
Nelly Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. She received a BA in engineering from MIT and an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She was named a “Writer on the Verge” by the Village Voice Literary Supplement in 2001. Song of the Water Saints won the 2002 PEN Open Book Award..