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BIPOC Reading Series June

Fri, June 25 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.

The theme for June is “the sun.”

Come listen to our featured readers, or sign up to share your work in our open mic. Readings will be followed by a short community discussion.

Our featured readers this month are Alyssa Ogi and Dawn Angelicca Barcelona.

Click here to register for this event. This event is open to everyone, but only people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color will be invited to read. If you have any questions, please contact our host Jessica at  jessica@literary-arts.org.

Alyssa Ogi

Alyssa Ogi received her MFA from the University of Oregon, and now edits books for Tin House in Portland. Her poems can be found in Best New Poets, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, and other publications. A recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, she is currently at work on her first poetry collection: a reimagined history of the American West Coast through the lens of the Asian Pacific diaspora.
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Dawn Angelicca Barcelona

Dawn Angelicca Barcelona is a Filipina-American poet based in San Francisco, originally born and bred in New Jersey. She writes with the Laguna Writers Workshop in San Francisco and volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness as a speaker and support group facilitator for the BIPOC community. Dawn was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program Grantee to South Korea from 2014-2016 during which she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Fulbright Korea Infusion literary magazine. Dawn has been published in Quiet Lightning, Killing the Angel, Fulbright Korea Infusion, work to a calm, In Between Hangovers and has performed her work with the Kearny Street Workshop.
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