Uptown Kid Lit

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Word Up is hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a mini-children's book festival—in Inwood Hill Park! Come by for books, author readings and signings, story times, and FREE school supplies! 
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::::: STAGE :::::
  //  Raising Readers: Maria Russo in conversation with Francis Mateo
12:40pm  //  Make Me a World: A Talk with Christopher Myers
1:20pm  //  Middle Grade Authors Hilda Eunice Burgos and Emma Otheguy in Conversation
2:00pm  //  Women in Comics Panel
2:40pm  //  Chris Raschka Reads—with Live Musical Accompaniment from Saxophonist Charles Davis!
3:20pm  //  Roller Coaster Grandma: Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Her Children’s Books

::::: UNDER THE SEA TENT :::::
//  Story Time with Mariel Escalante (El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía)
12:45pm  //  Story Time with Elizabeth Balaguer (Mi Carnaval/My Carnival)
1:30pm  //  Mermaids Fast Asleep Story Hour and Puppet Party with Robin Riding
2:30pm  //  Story Time with Julia Mallory (Kareemah and the Black Mermaids)
3:15pm  //  Story Time with Eric Velasquez (Octopus Stew)

::::: TIERRA TENT :::::
// Margarita & Evelyn Suero: Reading & Dominican Doll-Making
1:45pm // Tracey Hecht: Reading with The Nocturnals & Animal Mask-Making
2:30pm // Story Time with Pluma Poética Del Arte's Maricela Martínez (La manzana roja)
3:15pm // Margaret Peot: Inkblot Reading and Bug-Making

::::: PLUS :::::
+ Uptown Stories: A Poetry Experience for All Ages with Jane LeCroy
+ NYC Indigenous Mobile Library and Traveling Urban Cultural Center in NYC
+ Crafts with Esperanza Martell and Margaret Peot
+ Face painting with Nitchen's Vida Landron
+ Resource tables including People's Theatre Project, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & InwoodLiteracy Inc, and PJ Library.

Uptown Kid Lit is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; with support from the Partnerships for Parks Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University in the City of New York.

Make sure to pre-register to skip the registration line for free books and school supplies: https://withfriends.co/event/2489382/uptown_kid_lit