With many thanks to Peter Jordens . . . as always.
Upcoming events at La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 East 103rd Street (between Lexington & Park Ave), New York, NY 10029
Book reading with Sergio Troncoso, Lyn Di Iorio and Richie Narvaez Thursday, June 5, 6pm – 8pm Mystery lovers, join us for readings by Sergio Troncoso, Lyn Di Iorio and Richie Narvaez.
Troncoso reads from a 2014 revised and updated edition of The Nature of Truth, a novel about Helmut Sanchez, a young researcher at Yale, who discovers that his boss, a renowned professor, hides a Nazi past.
Di Iorio is the author of the novel Outside the Bones and scholarly books on Caribbean literature and magical realism.
Narvaez is the author of Roachkiller and Other Stories, which won an International Latino Book Award for Best eBook/Fiction.
Launch of “One book, One Barrio” and the “De colores summer reading program” Saturday, June 7, 1 pm – 2:30pm
Meet Sonia Manzano and join us for a day to celebrate her literary contributions with a book reading, and signing of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. About the book: The star of Sonia Manzano’s latest work, Evelyn Serrano, a young girl growing up in East Harlem in 1969, finds herself in the quest to reconcile with her Puerto Rican heritage, all the while history is being made right outside her door in the streets of El Barrio.
Song of the simple truth: a reading to celebrate the centenary of Julia de Burgos Thursday, June 12, 6pm – 8pm
Event fee: $5
Join us for a reading to celebrate the Centenary of Julia de Burgos, the most beloved poet of Puerto Rico. Boricua poets Martín Espada, Sandra María Esteves and Natalia Agüeros will read Julia’s poems (in Spanish and English) as well as their own work. Vanessa Pérez, author of a forthcoming book on Julia de Burgos, will introduce the program. A book signing will follow the reading.
Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale – Book Reading
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2pm – 4pm Event fee: $5 for adults and free for children under 12.
Join CCCADI (Caribbean Cultural Center – African Diaspora Institute) for a reading of Marjuan Canady’s children’s story, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale. It is a magical tale about little Winston who, while an on errand to get ingredients for a favorite family dish, gets transported back to Tobago and encounters several of the characters that enliven Caribbean folklore. The author’s reading, which will be delightfully accompanied by puppet Winston, will be followed by a dramatic presentation of a traditional Caribbean story by Michael Manswell, artistic Director of Trinidad’s premiere dance ensemble in New York, Something Positive.
This reading marks the launch of CCCADI’s series, EMERGE, designed to support the emergence of new art, new work, and new knowledge from new artists and scholars whose work explores the mosaic African Diaspora.