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Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Featured artists TONY ROBLES, FLAVIA ELISA, and 10 spots on the Open Mic: Sign-up at 7pm.

November's Lunada follows Dia de los Muertos with two San Francisco favorites. TONY ROBLES, on his "Fingerprints over Frisco" book tour, features poems of "Friscosity," defining the ability to love SF even when it doesn't love you back. FLAVIA ELISA features spoken word that pounds from the heart from her experience as an immigrant chingonx on a path of radical healing and liberation.

OPEN MIC: Sign-up at the entrance at 7pm, 10 spots on the list, 5 min. ea. inviting poets, storytellers, emcees, musicians, laureates, veteranos, and first-timers to share their voices throughout the evening, under the lunar spotlight.

$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. Voted Best Literary Night of 2016 & 2017 by the SF Bay Guardian.


TONY ROBLES: Friscopino poet and author of Cool Don't Live Here No More--A letter to San Francisco. His recent book, "Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike," was released in October 2017 by Ithuriel's Spear Press. Tony was a shortlist finalist for poet laureate of San Francisco in 2017, and he serves on the board of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.

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, are tied with her beliefs 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.


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