Other Literary Events: Revolutionary Doctors, Word Up Rent Party, The Local Word at Le Cheile

Due to the rescheduling of “Cake Mix,” the writing and theater workshop for children with Mino Lora of the People’s Theater Project that was originally calendared in January, the next Sunday Best Reading Series will not take place until February 5. But Northern Manhattan is bustling with plenty of great literary events this holiday season.

If you are hankering for some deep literary discussion (with a film!), go hear Steve Brouwer talk about his book on revolutionary doctors in Cuba and Venezuela at Word Up Community Bookstore on Wednesday, December 14.  Speaking of Word Up, if you are as excited and relieved as we are that the bookstore remains open and want to help ensure it continues to survive, please attend Word Up’s 1st Rent Party on December 17.  And if you’re just in the mood to hear some good, old-fashioned great writing by authors who live in Northern Manhattan, stop in at the Irish pub Le Cheile at 181st Street and Cabrini Boulevard on December 13 for Washington Heights’ newest literary reading series, The Local Word. Read below for more details about these events.

Steve Brouwer at Word Up Community Bookstore: Wednesday, December 14th, 6- 9pm

Steve is the author of Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba are Changing the World’s Conception of Health Care. He will discuss the book and present a 27-minute documentary film about Cuban doctors in Nicaguara by Victor Casaus. Free. 4157 Broadway at West 176th Street. Take the A train to 175 Street.

Word Up Community Bookstore, First Month’s Rent Party: Saturday, December 17th, 6-9pm

Food, drinks, music. Celebrate the first six months of Word Up in Washington Heights! $10.


The Local Word: A Fortnightly Evening of Live Literature: Tuesday, December 13th, 8–10pm

The Irish restaurant Le Cheile (839 W. 181st, corner of Cabrini Boulevard) is hosting a new reading series featuring Northern Manhattan writers called “The Local Word.” Come out to hear and support local literary artists at The Local Word’s inaugural event on December 13, featuring the work of poets David Eye, Stephanie Berger, John Deming, and Lisa Marie Basile, and music by Tamara Jaton and John Deming. 

Holiday cheer to all friends of the Sunday Best Reading Series!


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