Performance Poets Karla Cordero and Trixie Gonzalez
Preceded by open mic
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Café des Artistes, 103 S Main, Fallbrook
Enter from the rear parking lot off Alvarado Street
After spending 18 years of her life in a hot little border town called Calexico, California, Karla Cordero moved to San Marcos in search of opportunity. She studied at Cal State San Marcos, served as the event coordinator for the campus Creative Writing Community and Workshop, and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Literature and Writing. Her poetry has been published in The Palm Magazine, Oh Cat, and in several chapbooks, and she has written for Depict Art Magazine. She has organized social justice-themed readings, and is currently writing toward an MFA in Creative Writing at San Diego State. She performs as a spoken word poet throughout San Diego County, sharing humorous yet evocative metaphors for feminism, violence against women, and her experiences as an Hispanic woman.
Karla writes, “Eve Ensler is my hero!”
Trixie Gonzalez has been published in Depict Art magazine, several chapbooks, and a literary magazine at Cal State San Marcos, where she graduated with a degree in Literature and Writing Studies with an emphasis on writing. Her areas of interest are race, class, and women’s equality. Trixie also participates in various open mic poetry events throughout San Diego County. Trixie has volunteered for various afterschool programs teaching students about the importance of reading and writing. Born in Los Angeles, California, she now resides in San Diego County where she continues writing and teaching others about the significance of it. Trixie recently completed her first short screenplay, and she plans to continue her education next year. But for now, she reads, writes, and does research.
She writes, “Life offered me a limited amount of time so why not WRITE, I might not be able to shape the world but I can try.”
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