Join us at our Oakland Workspace for a night of lurid, poetic trails and tales by the very talented, Freddy Gutierrez. Music by Azuah.
Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Freddy Gutierrez (MFA '15, Mills College), vato de aquellos, facilitates writing and performance arts spaces with men and youth who are policed, imprisoned, and marginalized by the prison-industrial complex. The bulk of his poetic creations have been performative in that the works have gone from the page to the stage and the street. Freddy has read and performed at cultural centers and universities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, as well as to support many of the local social protests, rallies, and direct actions for campaigns concerned with immigrant rights, housing and tenant rights, indigenous rights, and against the criminalization of youths of color. He’s published poems with California Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera’s, "LoWriter of the Week," The Acentos Review, and POOR Magazine.
Inspired by the mesmerizing sounds of Lianne La Havas and the soulfulness in the music of Allen Stone, Azuah is underway of making her debut in the music world as an alternative folk and blues artist with just the right touch of soul. Her emotionally provocative songwriting in juxtaposition with her haunting melodies captivates her audiences from the first note until the last strum.
There is ample street parking, but just to make it easy, there is an O'Reilly Auto Parts/Walgreens on the corner of Fruitvale and Foothill with a huge parking lot. Here's a Google Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/O'Reilly+Auto+Partsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.233008,14z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1so+reilly+auto+parts+near+Foothill+Blvd,+Oakland,+CA!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xa74c9fbc2152bd68
Nomadic Press should show up on that map as well. We are just in between Austin and Rutherford on Foothill.