Hosted by Dryland LA literary journal’s Nikolai Garcia, join us via Zoom and live at Re/Arte Centro Literario in Boyle Heights to hear featured poets, writers, and guest Open Mic artists present their work every first Thursday of the month.
In this event we call on all Black & Brown poets and writers to join us for our Open Mic & Reading Series, which features three authors published in Dryland LA Issue 11. This month’s features include Sam Rivas, Lupita Limón Corrales, & Vincent Cooper.
Address: 2123 E Cesar Chavez. Ave. Boyle Heights, CA.
Fill out this google form to sign up for the Open Mic. 10 Slots available per reading!
Date: Thursday, July 7th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm PDT.
About the authors
Sam Rivas is an introvert with loud thoughts, she scribbles on any piece of paper she can find—mostly on the back of CVS receipts. She is currently at Portland State University’s Creative Writing MFA program and an intern for De-Canon Project.
Lupita Limón Corrales (she/they) is a poet, artist, educator, interpreter, and landscaper. Born in Costa Rica, Sinaloa and raised in LA’s San Gabriel Valley, they come from a long line of arboleros, homemakers, caretakers, criminals, peasant farmers, and cashiers who love to party on the weekend. Her writing can be found in dozens of zines and handmade books, as well as in Dryland, Protean Magazine, and No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant & First-Generation American Poetry.
Photo credit: Jenevieve Ting @ting_rolls
Vincent Cooper is the author of Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die and Zarzamora- Poetry of Survival. His poetry is published with Huizache, Riversedge Journal, Dryland Lit and Somos En Escrito. Cooper is a member of The Macondo Writer’s workshop.
Open Mic Guidelines
- Be ready to unmute yourself when your name is called and please mute yourself again once you are done sharing.
- Open-mic readers will have three minutes to share. Please be respectful of our other readers’ time. We will use the mute button at our discretion.
- We will not tolerate any hate speech. (No racism, sexism, homophobia, etc).
Help us get the word out by sharing the flyer on Instagram, FB, or Twitter and invite a friend to come hang out! This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to showcase their poetry and connect with artists of the Los Angeles community and beyond.