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Authentic Selves – Poetry Reading and Open Mic

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Timucua’s monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves. Held the third Sunday of every month at Timucua. Hosted by Lauren White and Nadia Garzon.

Tickets are pay what you like.

Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Featured Poets: Slim Truth and Aaron Moore Ellis.

Musician: Luis Molina (pronouns he/his)

Slim Truth:

Orlando poet (Puerto Rican). She’s always felt like a narrator to everyone’s life. Her poetry reflects that. A lot of her pieces are showcasing struggles and issues that she sees around her. Whether they affect her personally or through another party. She likes to show how we are all connected. “You never know who is listening and who needs to hear your words.”

Aaron Moore Ellis:

Aaron Moore Ellis is a scholar, activist, organizer, facilitator, poet and performing artist. They hold a MA in Religion, Ethics & Philosophy, and recently completed their PhD in Theatre Studies from Florida State University in historic Anhaica, on Apalachee and Muscogee land, now called Tallahassee, Florida. They now reside on Timucua and Seminole land, known as Orlando, Florida, where they teach Theatre and Religious Studies at Valencia College. They are a production team member of Orlando-based Descolonizarte TEATRO, a professional Latinx theatre company, and work as a facilitator for the Orlando-based Peace and Justice Institute. They serve as a point person for a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) initiative at Tallahassee-based historical and educational theatre company, Theatre with a Mission, and continue to develop performance-based laboratory research on Embodiment and Radical Ethics, while actively cultivating the use of poetry to engage and mobilize intersectional solidarity and liberationist praxis. They recently started working as a Coordinator for Take Action Institute of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida.

Lauren White @the_poeticengineer
Nadia Garzon of @descolonizarte_teatro @slimtruth

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June 19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Timucua Arts Foundation


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