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LUNADA - Summer Solstice 2016

Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Lunada Season Closer features Trey Amos and Denise Benavides. Sign-up at 7:15pm for the Open Mic.

The Lunada summer solstice Season Closer, stokes the flames of an amazing season, featuring two poets who have been setting stages ablaze around the city and nation: TREY AMOS & DENISE BENAVIDES. The OPEN MIC features new jacks and veteran@s, poetas, spoken word mastery, singer songwriter royalty, always soul, de corazón at Galería de la Raza.  

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 7:30pm
Open Mic: Sign-up at 7:15pm / 10 spots on the list / 5 min. ea.
Hosted by Sandra García Rivera

$5.00 Admission

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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.


Trey "Drow Flow" Amos is a poetic emcee, facilitator, dj, and master of ceremonies. He is a Nashville native who came to the Bay by way of Chicago. Trey creates for the shushed, the marginalized. His goal is to change perspectives and activate dialogue with his work. Trey has shared stages and spaces with notable names such as Dr. Cornel West, Alicia Garza, Talib Kweli, Van Jones, Ishmael Reed, Saul Williams, Judge LaDoris H. Cordell, QueenGodIs, Lemon, Mick Jenkins and more. He has publications in The CrabFat Magazine's January 2016 QTPOC issue as well as blues arrival: stories of black queer south and migration, an anthology that will be released early June in collaboration with the National Queer Arts festival. Trey currently works as Poet Mentor Fellow for Youth Speaks, Inc. Trey's mission is to hold mold more spaces for equitable inclusion.

Denise Benavides is an Oakland based Queer Xicana Poet and Performer. You can find her latest publication, a zine titled Writing Through Bipolar in Sixteen Steps, through Third Woman Press. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Mills College and has a collection of poetry titled, Riot Girl forthcoming in the fall by Kórima Press.


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