Thursday at 5 PM – 6 PM
San Francisco Public Library Mission Branch
300 Bartlett St, San Francisco, California 94110
Join us for our monthly poetry series celebrating the Latinidad of the Latino Cultural District.
This series focuses on the experiences of people of color in the Bay Area, featuring local poets chosen from the Mission’s deep literary culture. Each reading features an established poet and a newcomer.
Join us for our monthly poetry series celebrating the Latinidad of the Latino Cultural District. This series focuses on the experiences of people of color in the Bay Area, featuring local poets chosen from the Mission’s deep literary culture. Each reading features an established poet and a newcomer.
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library se enorgullece en anunciar Thursdays en la Misión, una serie mensual de poesia celebrando la latinidad de nuestro Distrito Cultural Latino.
La serie se centará en las experiencias de las personas de color en el Bay Area. Vamos a destacar una variedad de poetas locales elegidos de la profunda cultura literaria de la Misión. Cada evento contará con lecturas de dos poetas; uno establecido y uno menos conocido.
This month’s poets:
Poetas para agosto | August:
Flavia Mora y Monica Marie Fimbrez
Flavia Elisa is an immigrant artivist from Mexico, raised in San Francisco. Her writing focuses on her experience as an immigrant chingonx, spiritual old soul, and her role in intersectional feminism, and the systematic oppression of POC and LGBTQ communities.Flavia’s emphasis on individualism and prioritization of her own radical healing, tie with her believes that revolution starts from the heart. Her love for poetry falls deeply in continuing her ancestors oral traditions. She wishes to become a better griot, in order to contribute to the healing of oppressed people on a wider spectrum.
MONICA MARIE FIMBREZ
Melding visions with sounds, roots with now, hope with creation, Monica performs original song and poetry that reflects a combination of her Californian roots with her love for traditional Mexican and other Afro-Latin music. She was born and raised in the Central Valley of California, began her musical and cultural journey in 2002 upon moving to San Francisco, and is now a dedicated musician, writer and teacher in the Bay Area. You can find out more on her website soulyagua.com
Last months poet was Chris “L7” Cuadrado, a cultural worker and pro-people propagandist originally from Inglewood, CA. L7 uses words, sights, and sounds to further radical and critical thought.
You can listen to him on his podcast, Poets of Color, which is available for listening on soundcloud, apple podcasts, &
Naomi Quinoñez, an educator and cultural activist, author of three collections of poetry, and a founding member of the Los Angeles Barrio Writer’s Workshop.
Ricardo Tavarez, a Bay Area educator who teaches at Contra Costa College. He is the former director of the Pan Dulce Poets reading series in the Mission district. Ricardo’s writing is a reflection on cultural dynamics, music and memory.
Benjamin Bac Sierra: Raised by a widowed mother and the San Francisco Mission District streets. Currently a professor at City College of SF and an advisor for HOMEY SF.
Tony Robles: the author of two books of poetry, Cool Don’t Live Here No More–A Letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike, and a recipient of the SF Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant.