Sat, Jan 21|
Sims Library of Poetry
Pages on Stages: Cal State LA Chapter
Join us for our monthly open mic: Pages on Stages, featuring CLI's Cal State LA Chapter.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
About the Event
Save the date!
January 21st at 6 pm PT
Lynda V.E. Crawford
Hosted by Alex Petunia
$10 at the door
All sales go towards supporting the library
We also have limited "pay what you can" tickets.
All SLP Donors get free admission.
All in-person attendees will receive a raffle ticket. We'll be raffling off books & literary journals.
About the Poets:
Juan Amador is a South Central poet and actor.
He utilizes performance in his poetry as a way of telling his story. Poetry became his artistic expression in confronting and making his peace with his past. He is looking forward to releasing his first book.
Lynda V. E. Crawford was born and raised in Barbados and lives in the US. Both homes sway and punctuate her poetry. Lynda writes to sneak behind eyes, blow through ears, and stretch voices through her words. Her poems, including a Pushcart Prize and Nina Riggs Poetry Award nomination, have appeared in national and international online and print publications including The Caribbean Writer, The Galway Review, The Bookends Review, Spectrum Publishing, Moonstone Arts Center anthologies (various), and Exposition Review.
Sakile Odimo, aka “Nomad the Poet” is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based writer, director, producer, performance artist, and activist. Odimo has been published in several publications. Her writing was first published in 2005 in A Celebration of Young Poets, and since 2017 she has focused her creative work to primarily address and delve into empowering her communities as they face the intricacies of sexual, racial, and gender inequity; through healing, love and self love, and spirituality through her specific lens as a Black woman in the United States. Her work has been featured in art galleries around Los Angeles including, Art Share LA, JuniorHigh, Gomez DTLA. She is currently writing her second book, Forged in Fire | Held in Love which is set to release at the end of 2023.
IG: @sakileodimo, @nomad_the_poet
Through the content of his work, award-winning Los Angeles-based Poet, Music Producer and Activist, Christopher Siders, encourages his audience members to think critically about social norms and how we subconsciously affect one another through our everyday behaviors. Siders graduated from California State University Monterey Bay with a B.A. in Human Communications with a concentration in Creative Writing and Social Action. Siders' been involved with theater/acting as an undergraduate since Spring 2012. He directed the MENding Monologues Spring 2013. From 2015-2017, he administered workshops deconstructing toxic masculinity at Soledad Correctional Facility with Richie Reseda, who was featured on CNN’s “The Feminist on Cellblock Y” documentary. His focus on cultivating community had also led him to creating a platform called Power Of You, for local spoken word artists from the Los Angeles area to be featured and paid. Siders professionally performed alongside poets such as Rudy Francisco, Shihan The Poet, Ebony Stewart, and have graced stages such as Dominican University, UC Santa Barbara, Beyond Baroque, and many more. His new book, “Culture Shock” is published through Boukra Press. Siders also released his first album independently, The MisAdventures Of Chris Siders May 2022. After garnering acclaim for his debut album, Siders has a one-year DJ Residency with the Museum Of Contemporary Art in collaboration with KCHUNG Radio.
Rita Delgadillo fell in love with poetry when her 3rd-grade teacher read Shel Silverstein to her class. Ever since she has had poems running through her head that eventually find their way to the page. When she isn't writing poetry she spends time reading voraciously and communicating with friends through memes.
Ruddy Lopez lives in Inglewood, California, and attended California State University, Long Beach. She obtained a BA in English Literature and English Education and is a Fellow of the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop. Ruddy is an educator, writer, editor, executive assistant at Community Literature Initiative, and contributor with Latinx in Publishing. In her spare time, Ruddy enjoys reading, writing poetry, and exploring what her city has to offer.
Nicole Harmony, Los Angeles Based Neurodivergent Experimental Artist exploring the relationship between art and humanity through several mixed-media mediums. Her goal as a poet is to speak about the unsaid that underlines human society as a whole in effort to cultivate more empathy and compassion for ourselves and those around us.
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All proceeds will go to Library and its programmingPrice$10.00
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Pay What You Can
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