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National Poetry Month Event at Mar Vista Library

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Send off National Poetry Month with three local poets of color!

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. She has performed her poetry all around Southern California, including features at the World Stage, the SoCal Poetry Fest, LA Lit Crawl, LitFest Pasadena, the Table Lit, and the un::fade::able Reading Series. She is one half of the literary curating team, Making Room for Black Women, with Sanura Williams of My Lit Box. Bridgette Bianca’s work as a writer and an educator seeks to serve the people and moments most forget or ignore. Her first book of poetry will be released by Writ Large Press in 2020. 

Michael A. Reyes is a graduate student in English at Cal State Los Angeles. He's a poet and children's literature writer, with scholarships from VONA, Home School, Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College of Art and Design, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, PEN America LA, UCLA Writers' Program, and the LA Review of Books. 

Cynthia Guardado is a Salvadorian-American poet and Professor of English at Fullerton College. She is the managing editor of LiveWire: A Literary Arts Journal at Fullerton College. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from California State University, Fresno and her debut poetry collection, ENDEAVOR was published in  2017 by World Stage Press. She was also the winner of the Concurso Binanical De Poesía Pellicer-Frost (UTEP/S-Mart). Cenizas is a collection of poems centered on El Salvador and grief, and it is currently under review.

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