Uptown Kid Lit 2019

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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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SCHEDULE

::::: STAGE :::::
12:00pm
  //  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 :::::
12:00pm  
//  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 :::::
12:00pm
// 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 2019 Book List

 

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.

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