The Uptown Lit Festival: The Social Media Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

The first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at The United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have a great turnout but the line up was stellar and included such big names as Congressman Luis Guiterrez, Rubén Martínez, Andrew Sullivan, Richard Rodriguez and Quiara Alegría Hudes among many other notables. My good friend, Mike Diaz a.k.a. Juan Bago, did a fantastic job of hosting. A big shout out is in order to Veronica Liu of Word Up Books, Mike Fitelson, The United Palace, The Center for Fiction, The National Endowment of the Arts and all the other people and organizations that made the Uptown Lit Festival a reality. Next year will be even bigger!

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