Flowing River of Words NWU’s Annual Tribute Event for Louis Reyes Rivera, May 16th

Flowing River of Words
NWU’s Annual Tribute Event
for Louis Reyes Rivera


Louis Reyes Rivera

“Always there is need for song. And every human has a poem to write, a compulsion to contemplate out loud, an urge to dig out
that ore of confusion locked up inside.”
from “Inside the River of Poetry”

 Featuring Emerging Talents personally identified by Louis’s associates

Readings to Live Jazz to Celebrate Louis’s 70th Birthday

Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
(Doors open at 6 PM)

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street, NYC

(Between Aves. B & C)

Recipients of the 2015 Louis Reyes Rivera Excellence Award for Educator Artists

Carolyn A. Butts
Layding Kaliba

Music by UpSurge! JazzPoetry Ensemble.


$15 Advance General Admission
$20 Same-Day General Admission
Event tickets are available for sale through The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Box Office. Call 212-780-9386 or visit nuyorican.org.


$10 Named as an Event Supporter
$40 Quarter-Page Ad
$60 Half-Page Ad
$100 Full Page Ad

Your purchase of tickets and program ads allows us to feature the four emerging artists and give them the extraordinary opportunity to read their original works to the accompaniment of professional jazz musicians in a prominent venue. However, we do not want to bar any talented writer who would like to participate. On a case-by-case basis, the National Writers Union will consider requests for reduced ticket prices.

Contact:        National Writers Union


By subway, take the F train to the “2nd Avenue” stop. From the station, take the “1st Avenue & Houston Street” exit and walk north on 1st Avenue away from Houston Street. Make a right on East 3rd Street and walk 2 and a half blocks until you reach #236.

By bus, take the M14A to Avenue A and 3rd Street or the M15 to 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street and walk east.

By car, take the FDR Drive to the Houston Street exit.

From Houston Street, make a right on Avenue C and then a left on East 3rd Street.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.