Ela, Nela, Sela Poets On The Road: Noche De Palabra Y Poesía

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Red Salmon Arts Presents

ELA, NELA, SELA Poets On the Road: Noche de Palabra y Poesía

Featuring: Rebecca Gonzales, Xitlalic Guijosa Osuna, and Iris De Anda

Join 3 Los Angeles-based poets for a night of Palabra. Rebecca Gonzales & Xitlalic Guijosa Osuna will present from their work from their forthcoming books. Iris De Anda will present from her book, Codeswitch: Fires from Mi Corazon.

Iris De Anda is a writer, activist, and practitioner of the healing arts. A womyn of color of Mexican and Salvadorean descent. A native of Los Angeles she believes in the power of spoken word, poetry, storytelling, and dreams. She has been published in Mujeres de Maiz Zine, Loudmouth Zine: Cal State LA, OCCUPY SF poems from the movement, Seeds of Resistance, In the Words of Women, Twenty: In Memoriam, Revolutionary Poets Brigade Los Angeles Anthology, Frontera Esquina, Brooklyn & Boyle, and online at La Bloga. She is a moderator for Poets Responding to SB 1070. She currently hosts The Writers Underground Open Mic every Third Thursday of the month at the Eastside Cafe. Author of CODESWITCH: Fires From Mi Corazon.

Xitlalic Guijosa Osuna is a guayaba lover, swapmeetera, tlatoahni (poeta), hija de su madre, southeast-sider. X.G.O. is inspired by her madre, padre, abuelas y bisabuelas, sobrinas, sobrinos , e historias del tianguis, tías, tíos, and everyone that will meet her. Con la pluma en la mano she is ready to create a better world. Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna has been writing since the age of 7 and started sharing her poetry at the age of 20. She has since been featured around the Los Angeles area and in college venues. X.G.O. believes that poetry as well as performing has help her become a better person and heal her mind and soul. Her poetry varies from everyday happenings, domestic abuse, memories of old friends and lovers, guayabas and their greatness.

Cultivated by the sun and moon peeking past the shoes dangling from the phone lines, Rebecca Gonzales was raised and resides “one block East of El Pino.” in East Los Angeles. Rebecca’s work has been published in various literary anthologies and journals such as Brooklyn and Boyle, Hinchas de Poesia, the Mas Tequila Review, Literature for Life, Cipatli and others, she was the March 2014 winner of “The Poets of New York” series at the Bowery in New York City. She has three self-published books of poetry and, is currently working on a book of short stories poetry and prose. As a mother she is humbled as a poet she is obedient, and as a woman she is unapologetic.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

All events are free and open to the public at Resistencia Bookstore.
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