phati'tude Programs

So what is phati’tude? It’s an "emphatic attitude" towards contemporary literature. Born from the need to change a static mindset on the written word, it has evolved into a series of initiatives that combine the strength of traditional media with the power and reach of new media.

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New Look-New Book!

2Leaf Press premieres with a new logo and publishes its first book, "Hey Yo! Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry, A Bilingual Edition," by poet Jesús Papoleto Meléndez. 2Leaf Press surges ahead with its commitment to celebrating the authentic voices of multicultural writers!

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phati’tude Literary Magazine

Since it re-launch in 2009, phati’tude Literary Magazine has published eight new issues and reissued two issues on Amazon.com and other online outlets. The word is getting out -- literature lovers are turning to phati'tude Literary Magazine to connect to today's writers!

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phati'tude Launches New Reading Series

“Real Poetry, Real Talk” is a hot new reading series that features performance and learning, where the reading of “real poetry” is followed by “real talk., offering inspiration to poets, students, teachers and lovers of poetry.

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phati'tude Festival Returns!

The 2nd Annual phati'tude African American Literary Festival returns to the Queens Library's Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center on February 23, 2013, featuring emerging and established writers, and more. Keep track on our new website!

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The IAAS is a NY-based nonprofit established in 2000 to promote multicultural literature and literacy


Established in 1997, phati’tude Literary Magazine is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed quarterly magazine that focuses on multicultural writers, providing a forum for quality works of diverse voices from around the globe.  >>FIND OUT MORE


2Leaf Press, an imprint operated by the IAAS, publishes literary works, specifically poetry;  memoir; novels; anthologies and collections of essays and short stories; and historical works as they pertain to literature. >>FIND OUT MORE


LitWiki.org is a new online literary resource  that focuses on under-represented works by women and LGBT, and of Native American, African, Latino, Arab, and Asian descent that truly reflects America’s global diversity. >>FIND OUT MORE

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