Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo will be reading her own Chicana poetry on themes of identity, transformation, and empowerment.
In between themed sets of poetry, participants will encouraged to write (prompts and sample verses provided), and will also be invited to share poetry written during the event. Multilingual expression is encouraged! Safe-space, no recording, everybody welcome. Samples of Chicana poetry by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo can be found at http://www.ejmontelongo.com/poetry
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo is a poet, visual artist, educator, and Creative Ambassador for the San José Office of Cultural Affairs. She will be reading her own Chicana poetry on themes of identity, transformation, and empowerment. The poems are written from her perspective as an Indigenous Mexican Chicana woman. Some poems are bilingual, some will be shared in Spanish, and some will be shared in both Spanish and English.
MACLA organized the event.