Other Literary Events: TODAY, Sunday, 11/20, at 2pm; UPTOWN NARRATIVES at WORD UP BOOKS

If you are in northern Manhattan today, please consider stopping by Word Up (4157 Broadway, at West 176th Street) at 2PM to hear Uptown Narratives,  a program of memoir and personal essay featuring some current and former Sunday Best Reading Series volunteers.  Among the readers will be Bonnie Walker, Sunday Best Reading Series photographer and blogger; Rita Calderon, Food Committee Member; and Risa Hirsch Ehrlich, front desk staff and all-around volunteer-extraordinaire.  All three have also read at the Sunday Best Reading Series.  The fourth reader on today’s program is Liam Drew, a new resident of Washington Heights whose work recently appeared in The Guardian. Please come welcome Liam to the neighborhood!

Read on for program details.



Readings of Memoir and Personal Narrative

By Writers from Washington Heights and Inwood

Sunday, November 20 at 2PM

Word Up: Community Bookstore

4157 Broadway (at West 176th Street)

Rita Calderon

Rita L. Calderon is a long-time Washington Heights resident and a psychotherapist. Her non-fiction work has appeared in several newspapers, including The Philadelphia Daily News and The New York Times. She has read her work at Above the Bridge Writers Café and the Sunday Best Reading Series.

Liam Drew

Liam Drew is a neuroscientist. In addition to writing memoir, he writes pieces that demystify science for the layperson. He was recently published in The Guardian.

Risa Hirsch Ehrlich

Risa Hirsch Ehrlich, who is primarily a visual artist, has been writing memoir for the past several years. She finds memoir to be a safe way to visit the past with the present adult conducting the vulnerable younger self backwards.

Bonnie Walker

Bonnie Walker is a writer and photographer, as well as an attorney. She is currently working on a book-length memoir.


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