Fishbowl Poetry Open Mic, featuring Adela Najarro and Nancy Aidé González
Sunday, November 25
Old Capitol Books
559 Tyler Street
Host is Cynthia Bryant
Sign-ins for open poetry readings begin
1:30pm, features at 2pm.
We will always pass the hat to split between the featured poets.
Street parking, so come early and browse the shelves.
Adela Najarro is the author of three poetry collections: Split Geography, Twice Told Over and My Childrens, a chapbook that includes teaching resources. With My Childrens she hopes to bring Latinx poetry into the high school and college classroom so that students can explore poetry, identity, and what it means to be a person of color in US society. Her extended family’s emigration from Nicaragua to San Francisco began in the 1940’s and concluded in the eighties when the last of the family settled in the Los Angeles area. She currently teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at Cabrillo College. Every spring semester, she teaches a “Poetry for the People,” workshop at Cabrillo where students explore personal voice and social justice through poetry and spoken word. She holds a doctorate in literature and creative writing from Western Michigan University, as well as an M.F.A. from Vermont College, and is widely published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines.
More information about Adela can be found at
her website: http://www.adelanajarro.com.
Nancy Aidé González is a Chicana poet, educator, and activist. Her work has appeared in Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature, La Tolteca and other literary journals. Her work is featured in the Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, Sacramento Voices Anthology, and Lowriting: Shots, Rides, and Stories from the Chicano Soul. She is currently in her second year in the doctoral program in Education at the University of the Pacific.