Olivia Gatwood - EARLY ALL AGES SHOW

Olivia Gatwood - EARLY ALL AGES SHOW

Joaquina Mertz

Sat Sep 8

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Join us for the first of two performances by renowned poet, author and spoken word artist Olivia Gatwood. This show is an early evening All Ages event, and please note that *no alcohol* will be served (nonalcoholic beverages and our in house taco menu will be available for purchase, though)

Olivia Gatwood - EARLY ALL AGES SHOW
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam, Olivia is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, Button Poetry and Huffington Post, among others. Olivia has traveled nationally to perform and teach workshops on gender equality, sexuality, and social justice at over 70 colleges and 30 high schools nationwide. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in both New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships, and period underwear.

Olivia is a former member and co-founder of SPEAK LIKE A GIRL and was an Artist in Residence at the Chatham School for girls, alongside celebrated leaders such as Venus Williams and Gloria Steinem. Online, her videos, including Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Ode to My Bitch Face have gained over 3 million views collectively.

Olivia believes in girl-power. She currently lives in Boston.
Joaquina Mertz
I'm Joaquina Mertz, I sing and like to write songs (especially lyrics) about life.

Soy Joaquina Mertz, canto y me gusta escribir canciones (especialmente letras) de la vida.
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214