FIRST DOMINICAN WRITERS CONFERENCE HONORS JOSEFINA BAEZ

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FIRST DOMINICAN WRITERS CONFERENCE HONORS JOSEFINA BAEZ First Dominican Writers Conference Honors Josefina BaezOn Saturday May 4th, 2019 The City College of New York hosted the inaugural Dominican Writers Conference. The brainchild of Dominican-American author Angela Abreu, the conference welcomed over 300 established and budding writers from the Dominican diaspora. Abreu is also the founder [….]

Dominicanish: A Diasporic Commemoration

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Dominican ish A Diasporic Commemoration “I learned that it is ultimately UP TO US to shift the false narratives that have been told about us and not by us. That we are worthy, we are omnipotent, we are DOMINICANS coño and we do not play!” ‘Dominican ish ,’ the first annual Dominican Writers Conference, was [….]

Listin Diario: Dominicanish”, la primera conferencia anual de escritores dominicanos en Nueva York​

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“Dominicanish”, la primera conferencia anual de escritores dominicanos en Nueva York By Carolina Pichardo-Santo Domingo Este sábado se realizará en Nueva York “Dominicanish”, la primera Conferencia Anual de Escritores Dominicanos en honor a la autora Josefina Báez. En el evento, que se llevará a cabo en el City College of New York, vía el patrocinio [….]

Remezcla: This Conference Aims to Give Writers the Tools They Need to Navigate the Publishing Industry​

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Dominicanish. It’s how many people of Dominican heritage – those who have wondered if they’re Dominican enough – feel. The word is the central focus of an upcoming writers conference aimed at demystifying the publishing process for this community. Behind this new event is a group of powerhouse women, who hope to build community for writers who feel Dominicanish.

Owning Brooklyn: An Interview with Naima Coster

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Owning Brooklyn: An interview with Naima Coster Excerpt as published on The Paris Review written by Carina del Valle Schorske Facebook Twitter Instagram Naima Coster and I met in passing in college at Yale. We had people in common, but I knew her first onstage. I remember watching Naima perform on the step team: her long braid was [….]

Book Review: Para Cenar Habra Nostalgia

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Book review: Para Cenar Habra Nostalgia Whenever you come across a book that shifts your whole outlook on your cultural identity, it is important to talk about it. Para Cenar Habrá Nostalgia was a book that I saw floating around social media for months and I knew that eventually I would pick it up and [….]

Clapback Season with Melania Luisa Marte’s “Mela”

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Its Clap back season and ” Mela” is here for it My mother calls me ‘mal habla’. Her Spanish tells me what I feel doesn’t have the right words. That I say the wrong things. A monster inside my mouth, that I speak in a crude tongue. Tells me I don’t know how to be [….]

Book Review: El Alto

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This Mixtape is a Time Capsule: a book review of Francis Mateo’s El Alto Francis Mateo’s El Alto is a mixtape of sorts, juxtaposing poetry, vignettes, photography, short stories and dialogues in Spanish, English and Spanglish. Call it prose or freeverse, Mateo’s second book captures the ever-changing neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood in New [….]