Celebrating Words and Verses of Michele Serros: A Café Libro Open Mic
Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts
Featuring: Diana Gómez, Andrea Zarate, Marilyse Figueroa, Bianca Flores, Michelle Mejía, and Rachel Caballero. More to be announced.
Hosted by Oli Slusher
This Café Libro we celebrate the late Michele Serros. Two years after her passing, we are indebted to Michele for her frankness, wittiness, biting humor, and disruption of all things Xicana. Join us in honor of Women’s History Month and rememberimg Michele.
Named by Newsweek as “A Woman to Watch for in the New Century,” Serros is the author of Chicana Falsa and other stories of death, identity and Oxnard, How to be a Chicana Role Model, Honey Blonde Chica, and ¡Scandalosa!
A former staff writer for “The George Lopez Show,” Serros has written for the Los Angeles Times, Ms. Magazine, Marie Claire, CosmoGirl, and The Washington Post and contributes satirical commentaries regularly for National Public Radio. An award-winning spoken word artist, she has read her poems to stadium crowds as a national touring “Road Poet” for Lollapalooza, recorded “Selected Stories from Chicana Falsa” for Mercury Records, and was selected by the Poetry Society of America to place her poetry on MTA buses throughout Los Angeles County.
Serros attended Ventura College before moving to Venice, Calif. and enrolling at Santa Monica College. She transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where she graduated with a degree in Chicana/o Studies cum laude in 1996. “With the so many years I spent in college,” Ms. Serros has been known to joke, “I should have three Ph.Ds by now.” Michele Serros – author, TV comedy writer – Ventura & Santa Monica colleges
Café Libro: Red Salmon Arts boasts the longest running literary venue in the city of Austin. Continuing the multi-decade tradition of open-mike series such as the Eastside/Southside Poetic Action and Canto Libre, Café Libro provides a forum for emerging and established proponents of spoken word. These readings feature talented writers ranging in ages from 9 to 80. Café Libro offers local writers/artists an opportunity to build self-confidence and performance skills by presenting their work to the communities of Austin.
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