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LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Fall 2015 Season Closer

Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Featured artists Maria Jose Montijo & Suzana Huerta, with 10 spots on the Open Mic and five minutes to shine under the lunar spotlight, sign-up at 7:15pm.

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LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, featured artists:
~ Suzana Huerta
~ María José Montijo
~ Open Mic: 10 spots on the list, 5 min. ea.
~ Hosted by Sandra García Rivera

The Lunada Fall Season closes in November, on the eve of Día de Acción de Gracias. We are honored to feature the hypnotic harp songs of Puerto Rican artist María José Montijo, and the Bay Area’s own Suzana Huerta, poet and host of the Oakland Crossroads reading series. Join us as we give thanks for another amazing year of Lunadas, before we take a break for the holidays and return in February for the launch of our Spring season. Two fierce mujeres, and verses and voices from our soulful Open Mic community, under the full moon to close out 2015.

$5.00 Admission

2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110

LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage


SUZANA HUERTA is a composition writing professor and poet. She dedicates most of her energy to the California community college system and its inspiring student body. A Bay Area native, Suzy was born of apricot dreams on Del Monte Cannery conveyer belts and raised on picket lines and in union meetings among the dying orchards of San Jose, California. Suzy is a two-time VONA alum. Her work has appeared on La Bloga, The Packinghouse Review, Poets Responding to SB1070, and other journals. Additional work is forthcoming in Bordersenses and Poetry of Resistance: A Multicultural Anthology in Response to Arizona SB 1070, Xenophobia and Injustice by University of Arizona Press. She is proud to host the new reading series Oakland Crossroads Studio Grand in Oakland, California.

MARÍA JOSÉ MONTIJO: María José Montijo’s life changed in 2009 on a beach in her native Puerto Rico, where a friend gave her a used Celtic harp. Since then she has been writing hypnotic yet catchy songs inspired by her love for traditional medicines, the Caribbean Sea, and our flawed humanity. María José regularly performs throughout the Bay Area. She has headlined at San Francisco’s Red Poppy Art House, and played at venues ranging from the Mission Cultural Center to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to the Hemlock Tavern to the Art in Nature Festival in the Oakland redwoods. From March through June 2015, María José was Performing Artist-in-Residence at Oakland’s Studio Grand, a multidisciplinary non-profit arts space. She has been showcased at the Encuentro del Canto Popular (2013), Oaktown Indie Mayhem Festival (2014) and the San Francisco International Arts Festival (2015).



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