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A reading in celebration: The Broken Woman Diaries

Sunday, May 15 at 4:00 PM

$0 - $5
Online tickets not available

Sunday, May 15 at 4PM

A reading in celebration: The Broken Woman Diaries

876 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032, USA

$0 - $5
Online tickets not available

Join us for a poetry reading with Violeta Orozco in celebration of her first book in English, "The Broken Woman Diaries," a bold exploration of dismembered selves, with additional readings from Norm Mattox, Melissa Goodrum, Mario Pagan, Isa Guzman, Leah Vanessa, Emily Sernaker, Thomas Connor, and Amanda Ashley Villanueva.

This event is a $5 suggested donation ticket. Please register in advance.

In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must show proof of vaccination and must remain masked at all times. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the event so we can check vaccination cards and ID. 

Recirculation, a project of Word Up Community Bookshop, is located at 876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 157th St., A/C train to 163rd St., and the M4 and M5 to Broadway and 159/160th.

Violeta Orozco's first book in English, The Broken Woman Diaries is a bold exploration of dismembered selves. Moving through a captivating mix of form, her prose and poetry carry together the sharp edge of a critical intelligence, while inviting the reader to begin an empowering process of making oneself whole through the work. We enter unsuspectingly, quickly rendered through language, only to be pieced back together by Orozco's daring sensibility. There is love, humor, rage, and resistance mounted in the pages, often gifted a generous amount of space to make room for a restless cadence. This is not the kind of poetry to tuck your children into bed, unless you want those kids to grow up and be more of themselves, richer in spirit and overflowing with life.

Featuring a series of original illustrations by Perla Temoltzin and a foreword by Dr. Naomi Quiñónez.

Violeta Orozco is a bilingual author and spoken word artist from Mexico City. She is the author of three poetry collections. The Broken Woman Diaries is her third book and her debut full-length poetry collection in English. She is also translator for Nueva York Poetry Review, translating Chicana and Latina poets into Spanish. Her work in English is published or forthcoming in magazines like Acentos Review, Harvard College's PALABRITAS and Bozalta journal. Currently she conducts research in Chicana poets and performers at University of Cincinnati, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature.

Word Up Community Safety Guidelines
- All children and adults ages 5 and older are required to have proof of vaccination for indoor events hosted by Word Up Community Bookshop. They must show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- People 18 and older are also required to show identification along with their proof of vaccination.
- All attendees ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times when indoors at the store and during events at Word Up and Recirculation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Word Up Community Bookshop reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including but not limited to safety concerns.

CODE OF CONDUCT: Please note Word Up has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during any event, virtual or in-person. Please read our Safe Space Policy for more information. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.

PHOTOS & RECORDING: Events may be recorded, and video and photos may be posted on our website, social media, and elsewhere. If you would prefer not to be visible, please let a Word Up team member know.

PRIVACY: Registrants will be added to the Word Up mailing list. Your contact information will never be shared or sold. You may unsubscribe or update your subscription at any time.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: Recirculation is a wheelchair-accessible space with one ramp from the street level down to the store. Most of the shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. The bathrooms are not yet ADA compliant and do not yet have a changing table but are gender neutral. The events are mic’d for sound and videos are captioned when possible. Free ASL interpretation is available for most programs upon request. Please email to request interpretation as early as possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at
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