Uptown Lit

Here are four voices to hear at the new Washington Heights fest Sat 19.



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  • Photograph: Bob Bessoir

    Julie Otsuka

  • Photograph: Victor LaValle

    Victor LaValle

  • Ted Rall

  • Photograph: Timothy Archibald

    Richard Rodriguez

Photograph: Bob Bessoir

Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka

Julie Otsuka

Author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine talks with Nicole Krauss (The History of Love) about immigration and how novelists take readers to far-off locations. Noon, United Palace main stage

Victor LaValle

Victor Lavalle

The novelist behind a fun and literary horror novel (The Devil in Silver) discusses the inspirational ’hood with locals including playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights).
2pm, United Palace main stage

Ted Rall

Ted Rall

The feisty political cartoonist joins other contributors to the third volume of the impressive Graphic Canon anthology, which retells great stories of literature in comics form. 3pm, United Palace main stage

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez

Ruminate alongside the eloquent writer and moderator Andrew Sullivan, as Rodriguez ventures into the desert to contemplate death and religion after 9/11 in the new Darling. 5pm, United Palace mezzanine

Event details: Uptown Lit ● United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at 175th St (347-688-4456, uptownlit.com). Subway: A to 175th St. 10am–6pm. ● Word Up Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Ave between 164th and 165th Sts (347-688-4456, wordupbooks.com). Subway: A, C, 1 to 168 St–Washington Heights. 10am–9pm.

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