This past Saturday, Sisters Uptown Bookstore celebrated fifteen years of existence as an institution in the community. At the event, an assortment of poets, musicians, and writers gathered to commemorate this important milestone.
The Harlem community came out to support in large numbers- last night’s celebration was for the most part standing room only. Hosted and organized by poet Genesis Valdez, the energy was high, and turnout was great for a cold Saturday evening in late January. Empire Magazine came to cover the event as well.
Unexpectedly, yours truly had the chance to open the show for the night.
Throughout the night, many other poets came through and represented well.
Had a chance to do some photo ops as well. It was a theme for yesterday. Lol.
Brutha Earl came through and repped hard, and had the crowd in an uproar with his poem. It’s Sunday morning, so I can’t mention what the subject matter was. Lol.
I couldn’t stay for the entire time, but overall it was a good event. I look forward to the next one.
-Marc W. Polite
a.k.a. Born Nice