Red Salmon Presents Café Libro Open Mike
Featuring the Critically-Acclaimed Olivia Romo
Hosted by Olivia Slusher
Olivia Romo received a dual degree in Professional Writing and Chicana/o Studies from University of New Mexico. She has worked on many community farms in New Mexico and organized youth around environmental justice, food justice, and water rights. Currently, she works at the New Mexico Acequia Association, a grassroots, statewide organization that defends water rights and cultivates an intergenerational movement to protect our precious water by resisting its commodification and contamination.
A bilingual poet, Olivia also published an oral history and cookbook, The Gift of Good Food, which was an entrepreneurial project for the Talpa Community Center (Taos, New Mexico) and it received the 2012 UNM “Rising Scholar Award.” Last, Olivia is the 2011 Poetry Slam State Champion for New Mexico, a 2013 Nominee for Remarkable Woman of Taos, a 2013 Nominee for A Woman to Watch of Taos, and the 2015 UNM Raza Excellence Awardee.
Café Libro: RSA 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.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
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