Welcome to (upper) West Side Words!
Looking for the best place to score an inexpensive book by your favorite author–or discover a great book by someone you’ve never heard of before? Need a quiet place to work on your Great American Novel? Curious to know which authors make the UWS their home? Or just looking for an inexpensive and thought-provoking evening of spoken or written word?
Welcome to (upper) West Side Words, a new web site devoted to all things literary and literacy-related in our neighborhood. We’ll cover a beat ranging roughly from 59th Street to 125th Street, and from Central Park West to the Hudson River.
Here’s just some of what you can expect to see coming to this space soon:
- Profiles of local authors
- “Best of” roundups
- Brief book reviews
- A calendar of local literary events–and a daily featured event
- A guide to area writing classes
- Info on UWS book groups
- Information on literacy volunteer opportunities
We know the UWS is a neighborhood full of writers and readers and we’re committed to spreading that word!
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Featured Event for Monday, November 3, 2014
Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson will be joined by authors, actors, critics and scholars to celebarate the life and works of Georgia-born author, Flannery O’Connor, this year’s inductee into the American Poets Corner. If you’re not yet familiar with this special part of the Cathedral, modeled on the Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey, this evening’s event should be a lively introduction. Admission is free, but you are invited to register for this event here.