Sat, May 14|
Sims Library of Poetry
AAPI Poetry Show
Join us for a Poetry Show in honor of AAPI month featuring Teresa Mei Chuc, Ravina Wadhwani, Soul STUF, and Ellen Webre!!
Time & Location
May 14, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT
Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
About the Event
Open Mic to follow the reading!
*Proceeds from admission will support the Library by helping us pay rent and bills.
More about our poets:
Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and immigrated to the U.S. as a refugee with her mother and brother shortly after the American war in Việt Nam War while her father, who had served in the Army of the Republic of Việt Nam, remained in a Viet Cong "reeducation" prison camp for nine years. Poet Laureate Emerita of Altadena, California (Editor-in-Chief) 2018-2020 and a member of the Pasadena Rose Poets, Teresa Mei Chuc is the author of three collections of poetry, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012 & republished by Shabda Press, 2021), Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014) and Invisible Light (Many Voices Press, 2018). Her new poetry chapbook, You, Fire, is forthcoming from Hummingbird Press. Teresa teaches literature and writing at a public high school in Los Angeles.
Christian Perfas is a second generation Filipino-American poet and teaching artist who goes by the moniker, "Soul Stuf." His catalogue of work covers a wide range of material, from the seemingly mundane to the heart-wrenchingly familiar. Raised with a background in theatre, improv, and hip-hop, he has been honing his poetic craft for the past five years and has been blessed with the opportunity to work with some amazing artistic institutions, such as the Melrose Poetry Bureau, Spoken Literature Art Movement, Asian Creative Network - Los Angeles, Palms Up Academy, Get Lit! Words Ignite, the Poetry Lab, and the Poetry Brothel, among others. His debut collection of poems is set to release later this year in collaboration with the Community Literature Initiative and his publisher, the World Stage Press, alongside his first ever poetry album produced by Fictitious Professor. Christian loves good quality boba and is often distracted by small to medium-sized dogs.
RAVINA is a Los Angeles CA based poet who was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ravina is the author of YELLOW- a collection of poetry & prose recently published through World Stage Press. Ravina is active in the Community Literature Initiative (CLI) community as a faculty and alum as well as AIM4the Heart & Never Speak Long Beach. Ravina has performed at multiple stages on the West & East Coast and believes poetry is a tool to connect heart, mind & voice for collective healing & social change. You can find her debut collection on WorldStagePress.Org
Ellen Webre is a biracial, Taiwanese-American poet, born in Hong Kong and raised in California. She is currently acting as a social media marketing specialist and videographer for Moon Tide Press, is a co-host of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, and is an editor of Freezeray Magazine. Ellen’s debut book, A Burning Lake of Paper Suns, was released in October 2021 with Moon Tide Press. Her poem “Metaphors for My Body in Midwinter” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021. Ellen’s other poems have most recently been published in FreezeRay Press, Sh!t Men Say to Me Anthology in Response to Toxic Masculinity, DARK INK: A Horror Anthology, and Voicemail Poems.
$10 ticket to enter the venue & watch the show.
Pay it Forward
$20. You will buy your own ticket & donate the price of another ticket.
44 Member or Complimentary
The show is free for 44 members & those who can't pay the full price. No one will be turned away. :)