[free] Poetry “Empower through Identity” // Livermore

Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo presnts: Poetry Workshop at the Livermore Public Library!

11am-12:30pm – Free.
Saturday 11am in Livermore. [see flyer below for address].



Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo is a visual artist, poet, and facilitator. Elizabeth’s work is informed by her Indigenous ancestry, Mesoamerican philosophy, Mexika & Mixtec art, Mexican culture, Chicano history, and her experiences as a woman. 
Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited across the United States. Her poetry is published widely in both print and online journals such as Somos en escrito, PALABRITAS, Azahares, Label Me Latina/o, and in various anthologiesShe has been invited to offer poetry readings, presentations, and workshops for schools and colleges, including: San José State University, CSU Monterey Bay, Mission College, San José City College, and Ohlone College. In 2021, Elizabeth received a Cultura Power Mini-Grant from MACLA to provide “Chicana Poetry Reading and Poetry Circle” for the community. As Creative Ambassador of the San José Office of Cultural Affairs, Elizabeth developed Palabras & Poetry: A Community Poetry-Writing Event Series, to encourage new poetry based in self-reflection, healing, and empowerment. Twice per year, she hosts Cultura Poetry Night as a Board Member of Poetry Center San José. Elizabeth earned a BFA in Pictorial Art and a BA in French from San José State University and a Commendation from the City of San José. She was co-editor of Culture Counts Magazine by Culture Counts Reading Series at SJSU. In 2023, Elizabeth was awarded a Creative Corps Initiative grant from the California Arts Council and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She is the Founder La Raíz Magazine.
Poetry micro-chapbook by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo

Social Media
Instagram @elizabethjimenezmontelongo / Facebook @ejmontelongo
“Tacos de lenguas”
written and read by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
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Broadside Poem: Footless Dancers

“¡Ay! ¡mis hijos!” written and read by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
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Also on YouTube: “Scare Tactics” “Bless Me Mother, For I’ve Seen Sins” “It is I, the Immigrant”

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