SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center presents Poetic Voices with Natalie Elaine. This intimate virtual poetry reading will include 5 illustrious poets.
Jeremiah Cobra is the author of And Then He Shot His Cousin (2020) and Beauty and Perspective (2018). A native of Connecticut, he attended Howard University in Washington, DC for his Bachelor of Arts in English literature before spending seven years living and studying in Japan. He received his Master’s in education from USC and currently resides in Southern California where he is an award-winning teacher of grammar, writing, and literature.
Biodun Abudu was born in Rhode Island but comes from a Nigerian background. His first two books “Tales of My Skin & Stolen Sanity” are both based on true-life stories. They both touch on forbidden topics that are swept under the rug and are hidden in the dark with the cruel intentions to silence an individual with fear.
He then released his 3rd and 4th books which are both poetry books. Forbidden Scripture is a collection of erotic poetry and Open Letters From Within is a poetry book that touches on pain, recovery, and love. His 5th book “Tea, Tips & Tricks” is a book that gives information on how to make extra money, gives cleaning tips, mentions safe sex tips, spills the tea (gossip), speaks on things we often forget, and more. He currently resides in New York.
Dania Ayah Alkhouli is a Syrian writer, poet, and editor born and raised in Southern California. She is the author of three poetry collections, 91 at 19, Oceans & Flames, a collection of poetry shedding light on her experience with, and survival of, domestic violence, and most recently, from Moon Tide Press, Contortionist Tongue, a collection weaving into words the experience of being a Muslim Syrian woman in today’s socio-political climate. Alkhouli’s work centers on feminism, mental health, sexuality, identity, culture, religion, her war-torn homeland, Syria, and grief, loss, and death. In 2012, Alkhouli and her mother co-founded the nonprofit organization, A Country Called Syria, a traveling exhibition and set of events showcasing the history and culture of their country.
Sylvia Chavez is a multi-disciplined writer/actor/artist raised in Santa Ana, California. Sylvia is a two-time Artist-In-Residence at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and VONA/Voices Poetry Fellow Alumni. Her poetry has appeared in The Words of Women (ITWOW) International Anthology, Las Lunas Locas: I Rite To Live Anthology, and in Mujeres de Maíz Zines. Her plays have been featured in the Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater 10-Minute Playwriting Festivals and at the Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme Theater Festivals. When she’s not busy creating, Sylvia enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with her husband and three sons.
Elvia Susana Rubalcava is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and teaching artist whose multidisciplinary artistic skills have shaped her storytelling and contributions through arts leadership and as a theatre director/producer for Latinx and BIPOC communities of Orange County and Los Angeles. Rubalcava’s first short film ‘Manitas’ premiered at Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme 2021 New Works Virtual Festival in spring 2021 for Casa 0101 Theater. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry Writings Beneath my Tongue.
Hosted by: Natalie Elaine is a Texas native and host of “Poetic Voices” a creative program that is offered and fully supported by the MUZEO in Anaheim, CA a quarterly showcase of virtual poetry readings from poets all over the world. She is the founder of POETIC Vision, LLC. a project that promotes and supports the arts; offering a safe space that caters to creative energy and the wellness of ALL – mind, body, and soul. She is a certified yoga instructor and founder of Poetic Yoga currently a combination of virtual yoga sessions and social distancing yoga offered to all. She is currently working on a book of poetry and plans to open a yoga studio by 2022 that incorporates a literary experience for all levels to enjoy.
This is a free event, please RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_56p8j8NPQL6xowOSwzmoSg